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 Posted: Tue Aug 28th, 2018 12:23 pm
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Hey all. Just picked up my first Ranger a few months ago and have slowly been making it my dream truck. I have a week left until school starts (I'm a teacher) and them I run out of time to spend on truck. Here's a little transformation pic so far- still need to get the rear lift on, the new wheels/tires, and rip out the plastic bed liner and herculiner the thing. Also trying desperately to find a honeycomb grill for a 2000 but so far no luck!





Bonus pic of my dude




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 Posted: Tue Aug 28th, 2018 12:31 pm
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:hi Welcome & Dude To. Glad you joined us. Have fun and enjoy F-R.
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Woohoo! Another 2000, I unconditionally welcome thee :)

Mike69 here has a 2000 with altered front grill and lights he would be a good resource for questions. He is a daily visitor and will be all over this :)



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Welcome! Glad to see you made it! :)

Edit: couple pics of your furry friends so I may as well lol

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memsie, welcome to F-R. You have to swap over to the 2001-03 lights & grille to get the honeycomb grille. I did it in a few hours, it is not that hard. You have to replace the headlights, corner lights, grille, grille surround, & header panel. If you want it to look like a 01-03 you could replace the front bumper & front valance, or it will fit using the bumper & valance from the 2000 like I did. I even replaced the flat hood & went with the power dome hood from a 01 Ranger.


Here are some links for the parts you will need,
https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=686243&cc=1438304&jsn=595
https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=686352&cc=1438304&jsn=600
https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=687784&cc=1438304&jsn=605
https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=687882&cc=1438304&jsn=606
https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=3422964&cc=1438304&jsn=614&jsn=614
https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=3424587&cc=1438304&jsn=617
Here is the whole set off E Bay,
https://www.ebay.com/itm/01-03-Ford-Ranger-Truck-W-Mesh-Grille-Header-Panel-Headlights-Sidemarkers-Kit/292215173837?fits=Year%3A2001%7CMake%3AFord%7CModel%3ARanger&hash=item440961b2cd:g:QJsAAOSw3EF



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Welcome!  You've certainly tapped into a great resource for your Ranger.  Ask lots of questions because we all benefit from the answers such as Mike's above.

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Welcome from Clark County.



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Mike69, thanks so much! I'll get on that eventually.

Cool to see another NW person on here too, Eddie.

FWIW got it back from the shop. Rear lift happening today.

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Welcome from Marysville... truck looks a lot better.



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Are you going to use the tonneau cover? Is it in good shape. If it is, and priced right I could be a buyer. I sold my undercover tonneau cover for $250 because i was using my truck for work. It didnt work with the ladder rack and wheel barrow. I now have a company truck. I considered getting a cap but I think a tonneau may look nicer.



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Eddie Money wrote:
Are you going to use the tonneau cover? Is it in good shape. If it is, and priced right I could be a buyer. I sold my undercover tonneau cover for $250 because i was using my truck for work. It didnt work with the ladder rack and wheel barrow. I now have a company truck. I considered getting a cap but I think a tonneau may look nicer.
I didn't even take it with me when I bought the truck. It stayed in the dude's driveway. It was broken in a few spots and had a wasp nest built in so I said no thanks :)



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Thanks for getting back so quick. It looked in good shape in the pic and I noticed you added bed hooks and it was removed. Mine would have been damaged too if I tried to store it. Mine was a black crinkle. I would have painted yours vista blue to match my truck. Dang...just an impulse. That's how i get myself into so many projects. Lol.



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