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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by nestor67, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. Aug 25, 2008 at 9:16 AM
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    nestor67

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    i was wondering how hard would it be and what i need to do to convert my 2000 tacoma front end to the 2003 front end.
     
  2. Aug 25, 2008 at 10:09 AM
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    ubermx5

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    that is a good question...

    I would not mind doing my 98 to a newer like 2008 look
     
  3. Aug 25, 2008 at 10:49 AM
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    humanoid

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    You would probably need to swap both fenders, grille, bumper, headlights, driving lights, turn signals and a whole host of other brackets and bolts I'm guessing.
     
  4. Aug 25, 2008 at 11:00 AM
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    TRD intake, JBA "shorty" headers, URD y-pipe
    ive seen tacomas with a 4runner front end... pretty much anything is possible...

    Here are a few pics:
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  5. Aug 25, 2008 at 6:00 PM
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    350TacoZilla

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    yeah its been done pretty popular with the low lifes...er.. low rider crowd to put the 03 style front end on the older trucks.... I think it is pretty much the core support,hood,fenders,grille,lights
     
  6. Aug 25, 2008 at 6:03 PM
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    . thats ugly. a 4runner grill on a taco. just plain wrong.
     
  7. Aug 26, 2008 at 12:37 PM
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    tacorunner619

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    its a whole front end swap not just the grill... i guess this is where all the lowered truck haters are at.
     
  8. Aug 26, 2008 at 12:57 PM
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    beastlytaco

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    nah man i dont hate lowered trucks. i just dont like the 4 runner conversion. if your gonna lower it at least leave the original front end on thats all im sayin.
     
  9. Aug 26, 2008 at 2:37 PM
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    It looks a lot better in person...:cool:
     
  10. Aug 26, 2008 at 5:03 PM
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    maybe. ive just never seen any round these parts. i wish i could see one in real person. your probly right about it though.
     
  11. Aug 26, 2008 at 5:08 PM
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  12. Aug 26, 2008 at 5:10 PM
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    ^^^ yeah you got to lure em in first. i suggest getting some stinkbait. faires love that shit.... or wait is it catfish?? oh well
     
  13. Aug 26, 2008 at 5:22 PM
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    I've had a few lowered trucks...but then again i think there is a difference between a lowered truck... and the lowrider crowd.. but hey whatever tickles your pickle on the front end conversion... like I said I thought it was core support fenders etc not just grille you can tell hood is different shape at leading edge and the fenders have different shape too
     
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    Man, lowering a truck is like putting clothes on dogs, its just not right!!!

    [​IMG]
     
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    i think raising one without 4 wheel drive is the same ...probably even worse
     
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    I've done a little comparing between the two
    Fenders wouldnt HAVE to be replaced, but you would have to do a little tinkering to make the side lights fit, as the 95-99 used screws that held it in and the 01-04 uses clips and a slider

    The Grill and two trim pieces under the headlights would be needed from on 01-04

    I dont think the cor support would need changed necessarily as the only noticible difference between the two is the headlight mounting holes which, honestly, you could fab something up to make the new ones fit,

    As for the front bumper i really dont know.the bumper brackets are the same from 95-04 on the 4WD version IIRC.

    If I'm wrong, point it out, but I'm pretty sure I've got my facts straight, I took almost all the sheetmetal from a 97 that came into our shop just in case :D
     
  18. Mar 18, 2009 at 10:16 AM
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    i beleve the bumper is a direct bolt on and as far as the corner laps go idk about the 01-04 but they should be the same
    and u need to swap out the hood of your going from a 95.5-00 to a 01 -04
     
  19. Mar 18, 2009 at 12:38 PM
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    WOW..................................this is an OLD thread.
     
  20. Apr 14, 2010 at 7:46 AM
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    I wish there was an easier way to swap grills!!!!
     
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