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I need a 1997 Tacoma front end diagram!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by VirginiaBound, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. VirginiaBound

    VirginiaBound [OP] Whyareyoureadingthis?

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    I've got sealed beams, light mounts, corners, grille and filler for a 1997 Tacoma.

    I'm doing a front end swap but I'm wondering if the core support is the same for 1997 as the 1998 or 1999. I'm tearing the truck apart next week but any help would be great! :)
     
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    TACOMABOSS Well-Known Member

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    What do you mean by core support?
     
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    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    You better take lots of pictures and provide the most detailed walkthrough in the history of walkthroughs
     
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    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    This is all I have. Page 4 might help
     

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    VirginiaBound [OP] Whyareyoureadingthis?

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    :woot:

    Thank you!

    It seems the core support had different model numbers in the two years, hopefully I can still mount the sealed beam on the support currently installed. Everything else looks like lines right up. :) I'm probably also going to have to change the plugs for the lights.
     
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    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    I've noticed a lot of parts, that are exactly the same, have different part numbers for the different eras. Just Toyota's way of being anal retentive I guess.

    Seriously man.... be my hero and do a detailed write up on this, replete with tons of pics.
     
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    VirginiaBound [OP] Whyareyoureadingthis?

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    I'll try my best man. I will shoot a bunch of pictures for you. I don't think it's been done before, 99 to 97.

    I wont be doing the swap until at least Tuesday. I need the truck this weekend and I dont want to tear down and then have to put all the 99 parts back on if I need something else to complete it.

    Like I said, the only worry for me is the sealed beams mounting up, it looks like the same shit but who knows until I get it torn off.
     
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    VirginiaBound [OP] Whyareyoureadingthis?

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    Excited to see this project unfold :popcorn:
     
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    Little advice..buy extra clips for the grill, they snap easily. o and sell those headlights, get yourself a set of hella headlights or roundeyes. I have the roundeyes and so do many others....X1000 better. they arent sealed beam so you can replace your own headlight.
     
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    STLHarry did an 01-04 to 97. That's about it.

    I've been talking about it, reading about it and dreaming about it for about a year.

    I just wanna say, good luck, we're all counting on you.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Little more advice. Forget the clips and just use zip ties.
     
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    VirginiaBound [OP] Whyareyoureadingthis?

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    I do plan on eventually getting round eyes, though I'm sure light wont be an issue. have the power of a thousand suns at the flick of a switch! :laughing:
     
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    Even better idea lol

    Good to hear. But its a huge issue trust me. Ive got 4 hid hellas adn 2 d2s on the front of my truck. Doesnt matter when cars are coming at you these headlights have paid for themselves in avoiding deer at night.

    Cant wait to see the swap man. What made you wanna change?
     
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    maybe someday I'l get the gumption to do the swap on my rig, loved the front end of my first Taco!, a '97
     
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    VirginiaBound [OP] Whyareyoureadingthis?

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    Just got back from the beach last night.

    This is where I'm at. Theres no way my sealed beam housing is going to directly mount. LOL I need to find a 97 front end with the beams out and see what it is I'm missing.

    [​IMG]
     
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    VirginiaBound [OP] Whyareyoureadingthis?

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    This the beam I have. I'm wondering what allows this peice to bolt onto the radiator support!

    [​IMG]
     
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