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Front end swap

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ToyotaHi808, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. Apr 19, 2013 at 1:28 AM
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    ToyotaHi808

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    Does anyone know if you can put a 2000 Toyota Tacoma grill and headlight lights on a 1997 Toyota Tacoma?
     
  2. Apr 19, 2013 at 5:38 PM
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    Not before doing a lot of other modifications. It takes a lot of work, you would have to replace the whole front end from what I know. Being bumper, hood, grille, and lights of course. Maybe do some more research. I have a '98 which is the same body style as the '00, those can be swapped with an '01-'04. Not totally sure on your situation though. Hope this helps.
     
  3. Apr 19, 2013 at 5:40 PM
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    therexinator Central Oregon Member

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  4. Apr 19, 2013 at 8:17 PM
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    Why would you want to switch, 95-97 is the best front end
     
  5. Apr 20, 2013 at 10:53 AM
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    I agree & if you study the looks of the '97 you'll see its the base look of what became the 2nd gens appearance

    my '00 is an ugly duckling of tacomas


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  6. Apr 21, 2013 at 6:55 PM
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    I know what you're saying, but I wouldn't go that far.. :cool:
     
  7. Apr 21, 2013 at 7:09 PM
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    Madjik_Man

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    The answer is yes. With not much to buy in terms of parts.

    Search for "STLHarry and swap" He did the much more intensive 95-97 onto an 01-04. It's much easier to do within the two eras in the 95-00 range.

    The only thing you'll have to figure out is one of the mounting bolts/holes on each headlight.

    Another one who did the conversion (opposite of what you're thinking) is VirginiaBound
     
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