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Tahoe with a Silverado Front Clip

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    Tahoe with a Silverado Front Clip


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    Does anyone know if the 03-06 Silverado front clip will bolt onto a 2003 Tahoe?

    I had a truck creep-back in traffic and his rear gate took out my hood, headlamps and fenders.

    Im looking for a way to change the look, while im at it..

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    Re: Tahoe with a Silverado Front Clip

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    Re: Tahoe with a Silverado Front Clip

    Not sure if it's a direct bolt on. I'm thinking there must be some modification required. You might go combing through the Project, Builds section as I know I've seen a build or two over there that have done what you're looking to do.
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    Re: Tahoe with a Silverado Front Clip

    I'm pretty sure its bolt on, front fenders, grille, bumper, lights, etc. But seems like there was something you had to modify for the bumper?.... I personally dont think it looks as good with the 03+ clip since the Tahoes are more rounded and the 03+ front has more defined edges.

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    Re: Tahoe with a Silverado Front Clip

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    Many thanks for that pic!

    I am gonna go for it!!!!

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    Re: Tahoe with a Silverado Front Clip

    Quote Originally Posted by 91blkstpsd View Post
    I'm pretty sure its bolt on, front fenders, grille, bumper, lights, etc. But seems like there was something you had to modify for the bumper?.... I personally dont think it looks as good with the 03+ clip since the Tahoes are more rounded and the 03+ front has more defined edges.
    The fenders,grille,and hood bolt up fine. You also need the lights and lighting mounts to swap over. The bumper should be the hardest part. IIRC you would have to cut and weld a few things because of frame horn differences. The HD hood and grille bolt on aswell but have to be used together. If this turns out to be more than you think its worth then the HD hood from the 01-02 2500HD will bolt up fine and you can keep your stock grille too.
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    Re: Tahoe with a Silverado Front Clip

    Go with the 06 front end, I think it would look pretty sweet
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    Re: Tahoe with a Silverado Front Clip

    I saw a Suburban the other day with the 06 silverado front end. looked a lot better than that ss

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    Re: Tahoe with a Silverado Front Clip

    i say do it, id do it if I had a tahoe.
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    Re: Tahoe with a Silverado Front Clip

    I dont know why they didnt do that front end in the first place...

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    Re: Tahoe with a Silverado Front Clip

    05 HD swap looks sexy


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    Re: Tahoe with a Silverado Front Clip

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey's96Z71 View Post
    I saw a Suburban the other day with the 06 silverado front end. looked a lot better than that ss
    i would've liked to see that! I saw the Tahoe with the '03 conversion thats floating around here the other day..
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    Re: Tahoe with a Silverado Front Clip

    Quote Originally Posted by 20"silverado View Post
    Wow.

    Me likey.


    Been thinking about doing something like this to my '95 'Burb, but the truck isn't worth the $4300 for the kit...

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    Re: Tahoe with a Silverado Front Clip

    Quote Originally Posted by RichLockyer View Post
    Wow.

    Me likey.


    Been thinking about doing something like this to my '95 'Burb, but the truck isn't worth the $4300 for the kit...
    Wow that's hideous...

    Classic front ends like that look like ass on newer style trucks.

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    Re: Tahoe with a Silverado Front Clip

    Quote Originally Posted by RichLockyer View Post
    Been thinking about doing something like this to my '95 'Burb, but the truck isn't worth the $4300 for the kit...
    Please don't. It's your truck so, whatever, but man, the Suburban looks killer as you have it now. I've always thought those were the ugliest of all GM trucks ever built and they look even worse when slapped on a beautiful OBS.

    Looking at that picture, I noticed something I had never seen before. It looks like the fenders are just covers over the stock fenders. I wouldn't doubt the same would be true for the hood as well.
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    Re: Tahoe with a Silverado Front Clip

    Quote Originally Posted by 1badgmc View Post
    Please don't. It's your truck so, whatever, but man, the Suburban looks killer as you have it now. I've always thought those were the ugliest of all GM trucks ever built and they look even worse when slapped on a beautiful OBS.

    Looking at that picture, I noticed something I had never seen before. It looks like the fenders are just covers over the stock fenders. I wouldn't doubt the same would be true for the hood as well.
    I agree, they are one of the ugliest GM trucks built.

    And I didn't notice untill you pointed out that it does indeed look like covers on the fenders instead of real fenders.

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    Re: Tahoe with a Silverado Front Clip

    Quote Originally Posted by 1badgmc View Post
    Please don't. It's your truck so, whatever, but man, the Suburban looks killer as you have it now. I've always thought those were the ugliest of all GM trucks ever built and they look even worse when slapped on a beautiful OBS.

    Looking at that picture, I noticed something I had never seen before. It looks like the fenders are just covers over the stock fenders. I wouldn't doubt the same would be true for the hood as well.
    The kit is indeed simply glass covers for the factory sheetmetal.

    The grille/bumper and headlight arrangement is obviously a replacement.

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    Re: Tahoe with a Silverado Front Clip

    Quote Originally Posted by RichLockyer View Post
    IMO, that looks atrocious....

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    Re: Tahoe with a Silverado Front Clip

    Just do the HD front end from 05 and up and it will look great! do it!


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    Re: Tahoe with a Silverado Front Clip

    Quote Originally Posted by 6.0 Bowtie HD View Post
    It's a good thing they left the running boards on that way the 2 year old can get in without help.

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