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96-04? conversion

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by jeffz0rz, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. Apr 27, 2011 at 8:10 PM
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    jeffz0rz

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    anyone done a conversion on a 96-97 to something much newer? or something like that? im tired of the front end on my truck, and the newer tacomas are growing on me. im ok with a fiberglass one piece. my truck is lifted btw. im aware of the work that goes into something like this, just wondering if anyone here has done it.
     
  2. Apr 27, 2011 at 8:32 PM
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    you mean like putting the 98-00 or 01-04 front ends put on? Yeah its been done before and some have 4runner front ends on as well. You need hood, grille bumper and probably a few other things. Try searching here and on customtacos.com it seems like a lot of people do that on customtacos.
     
  3. Apr 27, 2011 at 9:09 PM
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    id actually like the newer (04+?) sorry, im not too keen on what years have what front ends for the new tacomas, basically the hood, grill, headlights, and some sort of fiberglass fenders (need glass up front) wondering if anyone has converted to that newer of a tacoma.
     
  4. Apr 27, 2011 at 9:15 PM
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    That isn't really possible without MAJOR modifications, the 2nd generation (05+) tacomas are a little bit wider and the body style is very different.
     
  5. Apr 27, 2011 at 9:29 PM
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    guess ill just have to go with a one piece fiberglass conversion. kind wanted to stay away from that because of the price. i honestly have not looked at a newer tacoma to see how difficult it would be.
     
  6. Apr 28, 2011 at 9:10 AM
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    Yeah! I did the conversion backwards! (sig)
     
  7. Apr 28, 2011 at 9:15 AM
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    That's awesome! Great writeup by the way!
     
  8. Apr 28, 2011 at 9:26 AM
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    Dude stay with the old style! Best front end by far!
     
  9. Apr 28, 2011 at 9:35 AM
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    I think the 96-97 and 01-04 front ends look the best :D
     
  10. Apr 28, 2011 at 9:50 AM
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    I dont care for the 01-04 front end, too round for me. I like the 96-97 old school squared style.
     
  11. Apr 28, 2011 at 12:28 PM
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    Thanks
    Same. Straight lines FTW.
     
  12. Apr 28, 2011 at 12:31 PM
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    alot of metal, small engine, decent travel.
    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    i wouldnt go with a 1 piece because just to get to the engine you have to take the whole thing off. look at the mcneil racing hood for our trucks. they are bad ass! do you have any pics of your truck?
     
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