Finally did mine. have had the parts since march after some chick backed into me at taco bell. Paid for the whole front end, tails, new sideview mirrors, steering rack, ps pump with lines, and radiator with the $1100 insurance money with plenty left over.
Put on the 03 chrome xlt front bumper and 06 tails back in march. Don't know why I waited so long to finish it. Kinda liked the look I guess.
Painted grille surround with factory rattle can match from automotivetouchup.com...pretty close imo
Also did new front brakes again since my rotors decide to warp every year.
only issues I ran into was a header panel bolt snapped off so I had to drill and tap that and I had to mod the 06 corners to fit my old bulb holders. Used the ep27 flasher and works like a champ. Pretty easy all around.
btw I gotta an extra header panel for 01-03 with a corner cracked off. could prob repair or just run a self tapper next to it. free to anyone in Pittsburgh area that wants to pick it up
after the accident
why not a new steering rack???
mid bumper and steering rack change
and this is how she sat from march till now
new front end
finally decided to do front end, grill gone
old header panel, gone
tired old front end with 280,000 miles on it....def gonna hang it on my wall
started to rain, in the garage, header panel and lights mounted
and finished product