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3rd Gen and 4th Gen body parts

Discussion in 'Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by macboney, July 14, 2019.

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  1. macboney

    macboney Padre Mac Elite Explorer

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    Will 4th Generation lift gate fit 3rd? What about grill, bumpers etc?
     
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    The gate will fit, however, the interior plastics will need modified... if I remember correctly.
     
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    Wiring needs to be rearranged to install the later tailgate in 2002-2005. There are threads here that explain what needs to be done.
     
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    macboney Padre Mac Elite Explorer

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    Thanks guys. I thought there would be but I cant find them. Guess I am not using correct enough searech terms.
     
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    Number4 "I'm counting to 3, then I'm getting your dad." Elite Explorer

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    Only difference is some of the wiring. You’ll need to be able to re-pin some stuff. Cut and re-splice some wires.

    I always recommend looking into the wires for yourself. I purchased electrical diagram books for both gens.

    How to: - 4th gen hatch swap on 3rd gen Explorer DONE!!!
     
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    Thanks for the replies, helps a lot. Now I know if I find one I can change gates. Local pick-n-pull has them occasionally.
     

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