Swap the front end of my 1994 ford ranger to a 1992 ranger?




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'94 is 3" wider than "92.
 

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'94 is 3" wider than "92.
I think the cab is 3" longer, not wider. You can do it but the shadow lines won't line up. And need to change the rad support.
 

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Based on how thick the doors are, I'm thinking the extra width comes from there. 98+ Ranger doors are pretty darn thick compared to other vehicles I've owned.
 

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Based on how thick the doors are, I'm thinking the extra width comes from there. 98+ Ranger doors are pretty darn thick compared to other vehicles I've owned.
Maybe measuring the width of the hood would be better in this case. I think the body lines from the fenders to the doors still won't match.
 

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Maybe measuring the width of the hood would be better in this case. I think the body lines from the fenders to the doors still won't match.
Body lines I call shadow lines. They don't match up.
 

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cab is wider, I had a “shelf-it” (overhead storage shelf, mounts to the flip down visors mounting point inside cab, then visors re-mount to it and flip the opposite way) anyhow it was from my ‘93. I kept it when I sold the truck and ended up putting it in the 92 I briefly had. it was too wide and though I did make it work it wasnt quite right. If youve ever noticed its easy to reach over to the passenger side and crank up a window on a gen 1 or 2 truck, gen 3 its a little farther away. drivers door is closer to you also on gen 1&2. But I guess with enough time/effort/welding rod anything is possible.
 

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It can be done. Cammeradz put a 95 Explorer clip on his B2. It worked, it looked pretty good, but he did say most things didn't line up quite right.
 

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I saw a newer mustang front clip on an Old square body Explorer. The only limit is your skillset. lol
 


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