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Front end conversion

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by VirginiaBound, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. Nov 27, 2009 at 6:19 AM
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    VirginiaBound

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    Hey guys, how hard would it be to do a front end conversion on my truck? I want to upgrade to a 2001-2004 headlight style. Would I have to replace the fenders and hood as well or is there an easier way?

    Thanks
     
  2. Nov 27, 2009 at 11:45 AM
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    Fenders, hood, grill, bumper, all the lights, and I THINK that's it.

    I looked into this, a lot more $ than what it was worth(to me anyway)
     
  3. Nov 27, 2009 at 12:03 PM
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    Lots of work for a little pay off. Save the money for a boosted setup! :D
     
  4. Nov 27, 2009 at 12:29 PM
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  5. Nov 27, 2009 at 1:41 PM
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    I may luck out and find a Taco thats wrecked and take the fenders and hood lights ect off the front. So if I obtain these parts will they bolt on to my existing truck?
     
  6. Nov 27, 2009 at 3:45 PM
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  7. Nov 28, 2009 at 5:39 PM
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    ive looked into this and the fenders are the same for the 98-04 tacos

    all you would need is the hood headlights and (i think) modify the radiator support got the headlights and grill
     
  8. Jun 26, 2010 at 11:15 PM
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    Bringing up an old thread. . .. . . I found a truck with headlights, grille, hood.

    So are the fenders and the corners the same?

    Can I just take my headlights, grille and hood off and do it or what?

    Are the fenders and corners identical??
     
  9. Jun 26, 2010 at 11:43 PM
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    I may be wrong, but I think that IS a Tundra.... Look at the rear doors.... 1st Gens dont have external door handles do they? maybe Im wrong though? who knows? either way, thats a bad ass truck!!!
     
  10. Mar 21, 2011 at 8:28 PM
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    Old reply but i might do that!
     
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    Here's my front end swap. Just do the opposite I guess?

    I also have 01-04 grille and headlights if you want them cheap.
    Then you would just need a hood. Everything else is the same. Take it from somebody who has done the opposite conversion.
     
  13. Mar 21, 2011 at 8:36 PM
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    lol I was just seeing yours, I got the headlights and grill on craigslist, thanks anyways..

    I have these parts
    Both headlights
    Grill
    fenders
    going to get a tube bumper so no need to get an OEM :D

    Just need the hood
     
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    question... 5 lug 01-04 headlights are the same as 6 lug right?
     
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    Bump for question above
     
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  17. Mar 23, 2011 at 7:03 PM
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    FML :eek: lol i guess i googled tundra front clip and posted the first hit haha im always in a rush wen posting at work :anonymous:
     
  18. Mar 23, 2011 at 11:18 PM
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    Im wanting to do this conversion on my 96 to the 01+ front end, So im guessing all i need is front bumper, hood, grill, headlights? and whats the mods for installing if some one has done it yet. thanks.
     
  19. Mar 22, 2012 at 6:54 AM
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    Ya i would like to do the swap my self , I wish someone would give some legit answers instead of the runaround.If you look around on here you will see alot of f~n runaround!
     
  20. Mar 22, 2012 at 7:03 AM
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    Uh read the whole thread and the answers are there LOL! STLHarry even posted a link showing his swap in reverse.
     
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