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Old 07-24-2010, 10:30 PM
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Newer edge hoods for a '97 Ranger

Do any of the newer hoods fit on a '97 Ranger. I'm trying to make my little '97 Ranger look a bit more aggressive. The edge hood that bulges up about an inch would do wonders for the look of my truck.
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Old 07-25-2010, 10:11 AM
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I am not going to swear to this but I also have a 97 and know a little bit about the model history. The 97 was the last in the series of the version that first came out in 93. There were major changes in 1998 including a new exterior. There was a change in the front grille and headlights. The turn signal lights went from the side to below the headlights. So know I don't believe you could change just the hood. What I don't know is if you can change the grille and lights to the newer version so as to make the later hood line up. I am not sure if the fender changed to accomodate the different lighting either. So, even if possible, you'd likely be changing out alot of things.
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:33 PM
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If you measure down the cut line between the hood and either fender, you will see that 97 models are less then the newer models.
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Old 07-31-2010, 12:57 PM
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Will the edge hood fit the 98 ranger?
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Old 07-31-2010, 02:31 PM
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Will the edge hood fit the 98 ranger?
Yes it will, it's a very common swap
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Old 07-31-2010, 08:09 PM
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LMC Truck carries Ranger hoods with a power bulge.
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Old 07-31-2010, 08:44 PM
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You're better off finding a junkyard that has a newer Ranger hood in good shape

LMC overcharges and you will probably get a damaged product
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I also have a 97 Ranger and I have been looking around for a more aggressive-looking hood. Is there anywhere other than LMC that would carry something like that?

I really don't want to do the "stick on" scoop version . . . I'd like to do a full hood . . .
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Old 08-03-2010, 08:42 AM
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I also have a 97 Ranger and I have been looking around for a more aggressive-looking hood. Is there anywhere other than LMC that would carry something like that?

I really don't want to do the "stick on" scoop version . . . I'd like to do a full hood . . .
Most people find hoods from junkyards, I don't know of any companies that reproduce OEM body parts
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Old 08-03-2010, 09:16 AM
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Pulling a hood from a junkyard . . . do you mean pulling an Edge hood? I wasn't sure what other ones would fit . . .
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'93-97' hoods interchange. '98-2010' interchange. The two do not interchange. Going with a cowl hood on an early one is possible and available.
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Old 08-03-2010, 10:31 AM
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Just found a couple of cool hoods for the 93-97 Ranger on this website:

Custom Hoods / Guaranteed Lowest Prices !

They're around $500-600.

All of a sudden my stock hood is looking pretty good right now . . . :-)
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Old 08-03-2010, 10:46 AM
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Well, I did say they are available, not cheap by any means. When you see that price, things come into focus a little bit more. Not sure I'd like the fiberglass ones. I did find a good quality steel one for a latter model that looks good but again, it was over $500, that's when I had money and was working full time.
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I know this reply is 2 years later but I am bored so here we go. The edge hood will not fit on a 93 to 97 ranger without these mods you will need the core support fenders grill and head lights and header panel off of an edge. Me and my brother did this on his 95 and it came out great I think we used the stuff off an 05 If I remember correctly. Also a bumper if you want it to look right.
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Thanks for the reply. I've still got the truck,and still haven't done anything to it other than change the oil
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