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The complete list, 2nd Gen. Tacoma Front End Conversion

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by YotaProject, Mar 6, 2019.

  1. Mar 6, 2019 at 10:45 AM
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    YotaProject

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    Updated: 9/28/19

    I know there are threads explaining the process on converting the second gen front end from 05-11 to 12-15, but I haven't seen an actual complete purchase list yet.


    So here it is, in case anybody wanted a simple & quick reference guide on what you need to buy with working ebay links. I just put this together today with all the actual parts I used on my truck. I will try to keep this updated over time for people that want to do this in the future, but keep in mind things will be sold out now and again.

    I believe you can get away with 70-80% aftermarket parts with this swap, everything in my case fit like factory. And there are a few parts that are just better OEM. All in the links below.

    Headlights -


    Hood -


    Hood Scoop -


    Hood Scoop Grille -


    Grille -


    Hood Latch Support -


    Hood Latch -


    Fog Lights -


    Headlight Mount Tabs (You'll need 2x) -


    Plastic Mount Tab For Bumper Fillers
    (You'll need 2x) -


    Lower Bumper Brackets Inner (You'll need 2x) -


    Lower Bumper Brackets Outer -


    Upper Bumper Retainer RIGHT
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    Upper Bumper Retainer LEFT -


    Front Bumper, Reinforcement, Left and Right Upper Support Brackets, Center Support Bracket, Headlight Fillers, Bumper Flares, Bumper Grille -



    Bumper Flare Clips-


    Other things you'll need are the clips/nuts to hold the hood scoop bulge on.
    You'll also need metal rivets to attach the bumper brackets to the reinforcement.


    Also if you want it here is the TRD Pro grille insert -


    And finally, it's not a requirement and I didn't replace mine, but if you want the fender liners to fit to the bumper properly you'll need these.



    LEFT -


    RIGHT -


    Clips For Liners
    (Because they will break) -


    IMG_0435.jpg


    After:
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    3AD14CF5-D7C2-4405-9C71-8D8734055375.jpg



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    Last edited: Sep 28, 2019
  2. Mar 6, 2019 at 10:47 AM
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    danielsthomas57

    danielsthomas57 Grip it & Rip it

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    Completely changes the truck! nice build and write up.
     
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  3. Mar 6, 2019 at 12:31 PM
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    Looks great! I'll be doing this at some point this year.
     
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  4. Mar 6, 2019 at 2:21 PM
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    stickyTaco

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    Nice work. If anyone is piecing this together and looking for a crash bar I have one in the classifieds that I took off when installing my bumper. See link in my signature.
     
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  5. Mar 6, 2019 at 2:29 PM
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    YotaProject

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    It's a bit pricey but man, the truck looks new after it's finished.
     
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  6. Mar 6, 2019 at 4:13 PM
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    thatguymichael

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    Clean truck man. This is the next thing I want to save up for.
     
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  7. Mar 6, 2019 at 5:16 PM
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    Yeah even working for Toyota, it’s not much cheaper than the prices on the eBay links. I priced it all out right after I saw your post lol. I’ll be getting some paint quotes tomorrow from a few places we do wholesale business with
     
  8. Mar 6, 2019 at 6:58 PM
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    Hope you can find yourself some deals! I am curious what the 100% OEM route would've cost me, I didn't even try, though I work for Hendrick and could've gotten employee pricing I already know it would have still been a lot more costly. In the end including paint I would say I was around $1500
     
  9. Mar 6, 2019 at 8:16 PM
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    outxider

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    Great write up. Sub for next major mod.
     
  10. Mar 7, 2019 at 9:06 AM
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    I hate I didnt do this. Ive replaced the majority of those parts excluding some of the hardware. For an extra couple hundred (If that) I could have done the swap.
     
  11. Mar 7, 2019 at 9:32 AM
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    better than buying a new truck for the look
     
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  12. Mar 7, 2019 at 9:35 AM
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    Thought my truck looked cool until I found this thread. My truck looks exactly like the "before" pic :(
     
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  13. Mar 7, 2019 at 9:36 AM
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    to each their own! plus everyone starts in different places.
     
  14. Mar 7, 2019 at 10:28 AM
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    Haha I drove my truck a while just like that and really enjoyed it. For myself personally it was something that was worth changing for me. But they’re really not bad looking trucks either way.
     
  15. Sep 28, 2019 at 11:27 AM
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    To get the headlights to fit, you only have to purchase the headlights and the grill right? Or do you have to replace the hood and everything else as well?

    Also.. your build looks super clean!
     
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  17. Sep 28, 2019 at 3:36 PM
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  18. Sep 28, 2019 at 5:10 PM
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    Thanks man! Yes you will also need the hood to get the headlights to fit, there are different body lines on the 12-15 hoods. Also you will probably want all the upper metal bumper brackets, hood latch support, hood latch, and the headlight plastic filler pieces that go right under the headlight and 2x headlight mount tabs listed above. Hope your conversion goes well, post pics!

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  19. Sep 28, 2019 at 5:13 PM
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    Clean front end swap! Looks good man
     
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  20. Sep 28, 2019 at 5:17 PM
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    Also if you plan on trying to fit your 05-11 front bumper to a set of 11-15 headlights and grille I don't think they'll line up. It's pretty much all or nothing sadly.
     

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