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Wanted In search of Front bumper/grill/bull guard for 1987 ranger

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In search of Front bumper/grill/bull guard for 1987 ranger , like this one that came from the factory . any leads would be appreciated thanks very much

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I do have a few bumpers and grills... All are shiny metal... Not in perfect condition... What else are you looking for?
 

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I do have a few bumpers and grills... All are shiny metal... Not in perfect condition... What else are you looking for?
thanks Ryan , im looking more for the bull guard in the photo above or beefier aftermarket bumpers
 

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thanks Ryan , im looking more for the bull guard in the photo above or beefier aftermarket bumpers
I have that bar on my truck... To be honest it can easily be fabricated with 1/4 steel plate, weld on tabs for the attachment to the bumper and some large tubing for the middle... The light guards are much smaller... All can be welded together, factory one is done with bolts.
 

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@bborland you may want to check out AffordableOffRoad
I bought a set of these they did some custom work on my front and I bought a rear and tire carrier for the newer style I will have to fab my own brackets for the rear but front looks amazing. Super quality work very reasonable almost cheap price and made in AMERICA.
I had mine powdered at a local shop for several hundred more dollars but worth every penny. We'll see how it holds up to that 9500 lb winch but it seems pretty stout, all 3/16" plate.
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And NO I did not need to put the bumper, lights or winch on at this point in the build, but I did :)
 

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Here are some part numbers and pics of the factory options from the "1987 Ford Accessory Catalog" if that helps any:





Since I will never sneak up on one I intend to build the winch mount, Warn made a similar one called a "Transformer"

 

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I have (2)gen 3 warn trans4mer grille guards, one has never been out of the box. I did have a 1-peice welded grille guard on my ‘88 years ago but I let it go with the truck when I traded it in. Check junkyards maybe?
 

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I do have a few bumpers and grills... All are shiny metal... Not in perfect condition... What else are you looking for?
I am looking for a grill and some other parts for my 87.
 

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BBorland,

You may consider extending your search to the 88-89's. I pulled a factory bull/brush bar combo from the yard from an 89 and installed it on my 87 Ranger. It wasn't a 100% perfect lineup but it was a SOLID 94.7%. End of the day, fully functional and received compliments; the price was right to $35 plus 1 can of primer, 2 cans of top coat.
 

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I have that bar on my truck... To be honest it can easily be fabricated with 1/4 steel plate, weld on tabs for the attachment to the bumper and some large tubing for the middle... The light guards are much smaller... All can be welded together, factory one is done with bolts.
right on ! I need to learn how to weld , that look sick !!
 

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@bborland you may want to check out AffordableOffRoad
I bought a set of these they did some custom work on my front and I bought a rear and tire carrier for the newer style I will have to fab my own brackets for the rear but front looks amazing. Super quality work very reasonable almost cheap price and made in AMERICA.
I had mine powdered at a local shop for several hundred more dollars but worth every penny. We'll see how it holds up to that 9500 lb winch but it seems pretty stout, all 3/16" plate. View attachment 62987View attachment 62988

And NO I did not need to put the bumper, lights or winch on at this point in the build, but I did :)
that's bitchin man !!! thanks im gonna check them out
 

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Here are some part numbers and pics of the factory options from the "1987 Ford Accessory Catalog" if that helps any:





Since I will never sneak up on one I intend to build the winch mount, Warn made a similar one called a "Transformer"

wow that's awesome, details !! much appreciated !!
 

bborland

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I have (2)gen 3 warn trans4mer grille guards, one has never been out of the box. I did have a 1-peice welded grille guard on my ‘88 years ago but I let it go with the truck when I traded it in. Check junkyards maybe?
nice yea im on the junkyard digs lately , something will pop up sooner than later !!
 

bborland

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BBorland,

You may consider extending your search to the 88-89's. I pulled a factory bull/brush bar combo from the yard from an 89 and installed it on my 87 Ranger. It wasn't a 100% perfect lineup but it was a SOLID 94.7%. End of the day, fully functional and received compliments; the price was right to $35 plus 1 can of primer, 2 cans of top coat.
that's what im talking about !! I will add those years to my search, I didn't know that. thank you !!
 

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