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Old 10-25-2013, 04:26 AM
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No an 04 hood wont work on a 99.

98-03 are all interchangeable.
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:29 AM
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No an 04 hood wont work on a 99. 98-03 are all interchangeable.
Then how are these people doing 04+ front end swaps? Since you have to use the hood. I'm not just swapping hoods, swapping the header,grille etc. too. Just want to make sure I don't need to take anything else for the hood too.
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:36 AM
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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.
That was your question..and in that post u asked if it would be a straight up swap to your 1999....you didnt mention doing anything else.
U will need all the front end stuff, fenders, core support, etc..


The easiest swap for a 98-00 is swapping to the 01-03 front...

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Old 10-25-2013, 10:58 AM
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Let me be more clear here..... When I do the swap, do I only need the hood, or do I need the things the hood bolts to also? And can I re use the good latch that's already on my truck? Or do I need the one off the 04? And correct me if I'm wrong but we don't need the core support fenders to do this swap, just the header panel and hood

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Nice write up. Here's a couple little things you missed. If you upgrade to 04 or newer the drivers side hood hinge is different. For some reason they mad it backwards and the hood won't line up with your old hinge. The other issue is the extra turn signal bulb on the 98-00's, you either have to tape over a bulb or change the flasher and cut of the socket.
It's this comment in particular I'm questioning. I don't want to get everything only to find out I can't bolt the hood on. Sorry I've been pre occupied and can't make any sense on my phone apparently haha.
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Old 10-25-2013, 12:35 PM
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Ok if u want to convert your 99 to the 04 u will need fenders, hood, grille and header panel, lights and light mount brackets, and hood and all its brackets.

If u have a donor truck u can get everything off it..
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:05 PM
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There is a post earlier in this thread with a. 04 swap and it looks like 98-00 fenders? What's the difference in the fenders I thought 98-12 were all basically the same thing
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:11 PM
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I might be wrong but i think the cutout for the headlights is different..
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:23 PM
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You do not need new fenders. Lights didn't change 01+ The only thing that changed were the marker lights but even those mount the same. Hood, grille, header panel, any lights from 01+ will work, and then all the misc fasteners.
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:26 PM
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You do not need new fenders. Lights didn't change 01+ The only thing that changed were the marker lights but even those mount the same. Hood, grille, header panel, any lights from 01+ will work, and then all the misc fasteners.
And as far as the hood goes I did some digging and found that the drivers side hood hinge was different. So anyone that swapped to 04+ please chime in please. Thanks everyone
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:21 PM
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Ya I believe the hinges are both from the same side. Either both passenger or both driver. Can't recall
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Old 10-26-2013, 03:33 AM
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Default Re: Front End Swap guide 1998-2000

correct, you have to change one hinge, normally done as the drivers side.
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:48 PM
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Ok cool thanks guys
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Old 12-16-2013, 07:23 PM
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Default Re: Front End Swap guide 1998-2000

Can anyone help me with what brackets I need for an 06+ bumper on my 99? I bought a new upper and lower valance, but I've got no idea what holds it to the truck lol
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Old 12-17-2013, 12:22 AM
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Can anyone help me with what brackets I need for an 06+ bumper on my 99? I bought a new upper and lower valance, but I've got no idea what holds it to the truck lol
Its elementary my dear Watson. Bolts do. Either 4 or 6 have yet to take off the rangie bumpers. You need pics?
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Old 12-17-2013, 12:47 AM
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Can anyone help me with what brackets I need for an 06+ bumper on my 99? I bought a new upper and lower valance, but I've got no idea what holds it to the truck lol
2006+ bumpers are a multi-piece bumper. What you're looking at from the outside is merely a bumper cover and a valence....what you're missing is the actual bumper structure underneath. And it's all '06-12 specific.
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