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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by phillytaco, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. Apr 17, 2007 at 9:49 AM
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    phillytaco

    phillytaco [OP] Member

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    Can you swap corner-lights, grill and headlights from a 98-00 4WD onto a 97' 4WD? It appears as though the fenders are the same; just the older front end is more grill than lighting at the headlights and corner-lights. If so does anything need to be altered with the radiator support or would the 98-00 radiator support need to be installed?
    Thanks,
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  2. Apr 17, 2007 at 10:12 AM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    Fish - Welcome to TW!!! Are you from Colorado? I had a friend in high school that we called Fish...

    In any case, I don't know about your answer as I have a 2nd Gen Tacoma. On the otherhand before I got involved with internet forums, I would go to a "U-Pull-It" yard (aka - Junk Yard) and try the combinations from one vehicle to another. You can usually find two trucks to experiment with.

    One caveat - if you remove parts and don't buy them, put them back with the vehicle they came from (for the rest of us looking for parts)...

    What else do you plan to do to your truck?

    Cheers!
     
  3. Apr 17, 2007 at 11:00 AM
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    Ldytaco05

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  4. Apr 17, 2007 at 11:42 AM
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    2003greenbean

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  5. Apr 22, 2007 at 3:39 PM
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    twoarezee

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    you just need to drill new mounting holes for the 97-00 headlights and grill. that is all.
     
  6. Apr 23, 2007 at 9:04 AM
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    007Tacoma

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    Hey, twoarezee!!! Long time no hear! Glad your still around! :D :cool:
     
  7. Apr 23, 2007 at 10:36 AM
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    Thanks guys and thanks for the warm welcome, I really appreciate it. The truck in question fell through and I'm still on the hunt. I want a V6, would love regular cab but definitely think I'll end up with an extended cab since the first generation V6 regular cab's are so highly sought after.

    007Tacoma- Not from Colorado, I'm from Delaware and live in Philadelphia, PA. Since I'm still without a truck my plans are in flux but definite needs are; bed racks (renovating my house) and making the stereo iPod friendly... by whatever means necessary.
     
  8. Apr 23, 2007 at 10:50 AM
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    Well, good luck!!! Let us know how it goes!
     
  9. Jul 24, 2019 at 7:05 PM
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    Funny how different people like different things. I just bought a used 98 and the previous owner swapped hood and grill for a new model, maybe 2001 to 2004 as someone mentioned from my photos. I like the stock 98 hood and grille better then I do the ones a few years newer. And the fact that the grill on mine is bent and the hood coveted to look like carbon fiber. I just don’t like it. I hope you find the parts you’re looking for.
     
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  10. Jul 24, 2019 at 7:48 PM
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    holy thread revival lmfao
     
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  11. Jul 24, 2019 at 7:51 PM
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    I don't think you're going to hear from them, this thread was probably one of the first threads made on TW 12 years ago lol

    It sounds like the previous owner did an 01-04 face lift on your '98...it's a fairly common swap in the 1st gen community, a lot of people prefer the 01-04 front end over the 98-00 one. Shouldn't be too hard to swap back though if you aren't a fan of it, but of course you'll have to source the parts for it.
     
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  12. Jul 24, 2019 at 7:55 PM
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    yeah i dont think so lol
    upload_2019-7-24_21-55-31.jpg
     
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  13. Jul 24, 2019 at 7:58 PM
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    who knows, maybe he'll get an email notification that reminds him of this thread and it'll make him a TW regular again....$100,000 in mods later he'll loathe the day he ever joined this site back in 2007
     
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  14. Jul 24, 2019 at 8:01 PM
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
     
  15. Jul 24, 2019 at 8:04 PM
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    LOL .... I didn’t even think to look at the OP date. I think it’s time to take a breather and stop reading these posts. I don’t know how I even came across this post. A good laugh for the night.
     
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