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Old 06-01-2013, 05:21 AM
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Well dude...anything is possible if you can fabricate and do body work and metal work....lol.
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:15 PM
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So I finally went ahead and did the swap, no wiring is involved for 99 to 01 front end swap. You will end up with an extra set of bulbs which right now are tucked into the front end somewhere. Also the bulb harnesses for the side parking lights fit into the housings but do not seal or lock into place.

There are also some extra clips needed to hold the side parking lights into place
Can someone chime in on this for me?
What's everyone doing with the two extra turn signal bulbs, eliminating them or just hiding them? And what's up with the marker lights? Doesn't stay in the marker lamp or what?
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Old 06-02-2013, 05:03 PM
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Can someone chime in on this for me?
What's everyone doing with the two extra turn signal bulbs, eliminating them or just hiding them? And what's up with the marker lights? Doesn't stay in the marker lamp or what?
I answered already, like a few pages back.

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Yeah you need the 01 header panel, and for the light I bought a led flasher and just removed the bulb and tucked away the wires.

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And the marker lights go into the new housing.

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You can use the clips from your old header panel on the new one, at least I did. I had no problems with marker lights not fitting.

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Old 06-02-2013, 07:06 PM
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:18 PM
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^^ paint the core support black, and get a 01 air dam piece and your set.

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yeah i will have to be on the look out for the air dam piece.

where can i find one...dont seem to see any on ebay, and cant find a part number
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:55 PM
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I answered already, like a few pages back.

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And the marker lights go into the new housing.

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You can use the clips from your old header panel on the new one, at least I did. I had no problems with marker lights not fitting.

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Where did you get your led flasher at? Thanks
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Old 06-03-2013, 02:28 AM
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ep27 at advance, autozone, pep boys, etc.
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Old 06-03-2013, 04:09 AM
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yeah i will have to be on the look out for the air dam piece.

where can i find one...dont seem to see any on ebay, and cant find a part number
I got mine from the stealership, for like 30 bucks.

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Old 06-03-2013, 10:32 AM
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ep27 at advance, autozone, pep boys, etc.
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:49 PM
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to apply a 98+ front clip to a 93-97, you will need to swap the core support and the front fenders, and the hood latch. the rest will be how the sticky says. also, you may have to modify the bumper brackets to get them to mount.
SO How much of the core support do I need? just what holds headlights and raditor or do I need to cut & paste from the firewall forward?
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Old 07-27-2013, 01:33 PM
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on my 93, i replaced everything from the firewall forward. most only do the core support. i didn't like the way the 98+ core met up with the 93 inner fenders. the 98+ inner fenders slope down at the front, whereas the 93's are square. you pretty much cannot tell anything was ever replaced on mine.

test fit:





welded up:






almost can't tell. a little body filler and it would be gone. i'm going to under coat it all.





perfect gaps all the way around. it comes with test fitting before welding anything.

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Old 08-10-2013, 11:05 PM
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Default Re: Front End Swap guide 1998-2000

All these are so awesome. Great job guys! I want to eventually convert my '00 to the '04 grille with a powerdome hood. Finding that hood is H-A-R-D.
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Old 08-11-2013, 05:32 PM
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All these are so awesome. Great job guys! I want to eventually convert my '00 to the '04 grille with a powerdome hood. Finding that hood is H-A-R-D.
Yeah, none of the yards around here have anything newer than a 98. I make a drive to some but even those according to the internet will only have a few 01-03 thats it. who knows the condition of parts either. Tried craigslist too, nope.
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:31 PM
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Question, if swapping to a 04 hood do I need anything besides the hood off the donor truck? like the mounts or whatever? Or can I just bolt it straight up to mine as it is? 99 hood latch works with the 04 hood?
Any info appreciated thanks.
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