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99-02 to 03-06 Chevy front end conversion

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    99-02 to 03-06 Chevy front end conversion


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    I've searched and am unsatisfied with the results, can someone direct me or give me a for sure answer to this. I have a 2002 1500 2wd silverado and want to put an 03-06 front on it. Exactly what parts are needed to do this? I currently have a hood, fenders, headlights, turn signals and grille shell. Is there headlight buckets i need? or the newer core support? i've read a lot of different things, can someone help clear this up. thanks.

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    Re: 99-02 to 03-06 Chevy front end conversion

    stylin concepts have the kit

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    Re: 99-02 to 03-06 Chevy front end conversion

    here's a link to the thread i started and the answers i got....
    http://www.fullsizechevy.com/forums/...-end-swap.html

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    Re: 99-02 to 03-06 Chevy front end conversion

    Quote Originally Posted by lowbotie View Post
    here's a link to the thread i started and the answers i got....
    http://www.fullsizechevy.com/forums/...-end-swap.html
    Did you do the conversion?

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    Re: 99-02 to 03-06 Chevy front end conversion

    Quote Originally Posted by mikesec View Post
    stylin concepts have the kit
    I searched stylin and couldn't find an 03-06 update kit, just escalade, retro kits and a land rover kit. Can u post a link to it?

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    Re: 99-02 to 03-06 Chevy front end conversion

    Quote Originally Posted by layinlow_11 View Post
    I searched stylin and couldn't find an 03-06 update kit, just escalade, retro kits and a land rover kit. Can u post a link to it?
    u need to call them directly

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    Re: 99-02 to 03-06 Chevy front end conversion

    Quote Originally Posted by layinlow_11 View Post
    Did you do the conversion?
    no, i hit a snag and couldn't get the hood and fenders. i did pick up everything else, so as soon as extra cash comes in i will get the rest of the parts and do it.

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    Re: 99-02 to 03-06 Chevy front end conversion

    headlamp supports for sure, i think the core support is the same. you have the right idea, I might be wrong but i'm not sure the harnesses are the same. may want to check on that, it would be easy to convert if they are not.

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    Re: 99-02 to 03-06 Chevy front end conversion

    so I went outside tonight and pulled the headlights, turn signals and grille shell off my 02 silvy, when I test fit the 03-06 shell and headlights, the headlight mounting panels don't line up to the grille shell clips. I found the headlight mounting panels on ebay for $30, hopefully thats all thats needed for the new shell to clip on. I will do a write up on this when I get all the parts, maybe it can be stickied and we won't have all these questions.

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    Re: 99-02 to 03-06 Chevy front end conversion

    sounds like a great idea man! i am interested in doin the swap some day
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    Re: 99-02 to 03-06 Chevy front end conversion

    Grab everything! Hood, fenders, grille, bumper, headlights, might need the header panel, and grab the wiring too. There ya go, thats about it. Just too much $$$ for me, otherwise I'd to it too!

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    Re: 99-02 to 03-06 Chevy front end conversion

    Quote Originally Posted by Double Dueces View Post
    Grab everything! Hood, fenders, grille, bumper, headlights, might need the header panel, and grab the wiring too. There ya go, thats about it. Just too much $$$ for me, otherwise I'd to it too!
    what is a header panel? And Yes, I have the hood, fenders, grille shell, headlights, turn signals, I'm building my own bumper and you need the headlight mount panels for both sides. All I need is the headlight panels, they've been ordered and I can start.

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    Re: 99-02 to 03-06 Chevy front end conversion

    I just did the grille, headlight, fender and hood swap. I didn't do a bumper because i'm building my own. The only part needed besides the obvious is the headlight brackets. They bolt directly to the 99-02 core support. You don't need wiring for anything or a core support. Here are some pics:



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    Re: 99-02 to 03-06 Chevy front end conversion

    looks good!! thinkin bout doin the 06 chevy or GMC on mine, but not sure
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    Re: 99-02 to 03-06 Chevy front end conversion

    What would besides hood, grill, fenders, and lights for '04 Silverado swap to a GMC.

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    Re: 99-02 to 03-06 Chevy front end conversion

    Quote Originally Posted by CamaroRacing View Post
    What would besides hood, grill, fenders, and lights for '04 Silverado swap to a GMC.
    no idea, don't have access to a gmc. I think theres more to it tho.

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    Re: 99-02 to 03-06 Chevy front end conversion

    I was looking at the diagrams on LMC Truck, and it seems the mount similiar, I'm just curious if I took all the chevy parts off, would the GMC parts bolt right up, or would I need new brackets. Swap looks awesome by the way.

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    Re: 99-02 to 03-06 Chevy front end conversion

    really the only difference there could be is the core support, so if you went to or called a dealership and cross-reference the core supports between the gmc and chevy front and see if they are the same or different. That might at least give you an idea if it'll work. Thanks for the comments.

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    Re: 99-02 to 03-06 Chevy front end conversion

    layinlow new front end looks good. i just got done doing the same thing 00 silverado with 05 front end.

    camaroracing- the gm front end is alittle different i think you will need a new rad support or headlight mounting brackets

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    Re: 99-02 to 03-06 Chevy front end conversion

    so did you get the headlight brackets? And did they bolt right up? I have a 2000 sierra and want to do this swap

 

 
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