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Old 09-22-2018, 01:13 PM
memsie memsie is offline
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Default Re: 2000 2WD 3.0- Beginners Build

Started the process of swapping the front end today. Got almost done and the skies opened up. Figured "Hey, let's not mess with headlights in the pouring rain" so I'll finish when it dies down.

How it came


Primed


Painted


Before


Header panel out



My broken bumper brackets...



New header on


Progress!



Comparison so far


Need to finish the job, and order an emblem. Didnt realize they are different sizes!
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Old 09-22-2018, 05:14 PM
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Rain died down so I got to finish up.

Didn't have whatever clips are supposed to go here, so until I figure that out, zipties!




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Old 09-22-2018, 05:39 PM
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Super clean! Where did you get those parts from?
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Old 09-23-2018, 10:16 AM
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Headlights were from Amazon and the grille/header panel were from getallparts

Today I replaced my dimmer switch. I have headlights again and don't have to use my brights like a jerk!! Also put in the EP27 relay to get rid of the hyper flash with the reduced blinker bulb usage from the swap.

Ordered a front emblem- waiting for it to arrive.
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Old 09-24-2018, 12:47 AM
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I like the newer look.., headlights white trim.. but I have to admit as weird as it sounds I like the older grill. Yea I know, its not "sporty" looking but it makes the truck look like a truck in my opinion. All that plastic looking front end with the honey-comb for some reason just seems to emasculate the truck into a driveway queen and offers less protection to the behind the grill area. But to each is their own.. still looks good, just my take on it.
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Old 09-24-2018, 05:45 AM
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I hear ya, and to each their own! Luckily I'm a lady so I'm OK with emasculating LOL. Personally after the swap I finally feel like the truck is 'done'. It's not, much left to do, but I'm much happier with how it looks now.
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Old 09-30-2018, 10:47 AM
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Got my emblem, repainted parts of the grille that got scuffed during install, and removed the rear jump seats. Gonna build some sort of inconspicuous tool storage and a cozy yet safe place for my pupper.





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Old 10-03-2018, 06:54 PM
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Took out the jump seats and put in some storage! Gotta get a lock for it.









FAR from pretty, but it does the trick!
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Old 11-13-2018, 06:19 AM
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Not too much to report as of late- at least not much that can be seen from the outside. Did lift the rear the rest of the way up, got new brakes, ujoint, pinion seal, feels much better driving. Next up gonna clean out the IAC and TPS just because I doubt that's ever been done, then work on getting a new exhaust put in. Old one is rusted out in many places.

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