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'91 front clip swap done

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by muddybuddy, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    before and after. just finished wiring it. planning on eventually getting a custom grill eventually. while it was apart i replaced the leaky radiator. what do you think?

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  2. yellowK20

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    Nice, of course it looked pretty good before also
     
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    I like the looks of that style front. Wanted to get an older Gm just to put that front end on it. Looks good!!
     
  4. muddybuddy

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    i got all the stuff for the swap from a buddy for $20 so i had to do it :) i bought all new lights obviously, and the bezels are pretty beat up, same with the grill but from 15feet away you cant tell
     
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    yellowK20 Well Lubricated Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    that's a good steal hell you can sell your stuff for 4 times that:bow: :bow: :bow:
     
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    Looks damn fine, bro.... Next time I'm in town, I've gotta swing by again - hahaha, last time I saw that truck, it wasn't looking too good at all!:wink1:
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    good job....

    Most seem to like that nose.... Honestly I actually think the old nose was better looking, but I'm sure the new setup is more functional... Hope you don't take that the wrong way, it's just my personal opinion on the headlight setup.... And I'm certainly in the minority on that I assume, I just prefer the other look..
     
  8. muddybuddy

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    i understand ryoken, no hurt feelings.

    big94, man i know, the progress has really changed haha. its actually alive now. last time you came by it was a mess. im happy with the progress thus far.
     
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    I just noticed different meats on the second shot.. What did you switch to?
     
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    looks good
     
  11. muddybuddy

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    ended up goin with 39.5 iroks. they arent balanced, but i got the truck up to 80mph (vehicle side by side to verify) and they are still fairly smooth, i dont plan to go that fast for periods of time, so i dont think im going to balance them unless something changes.
     
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    I'm glad you decided on the swap. that truck is looking better and better everytime you post a pic.. VERY nice rig bro :bow:
     
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    I like both looks and would change to eather one on my '74 unless I do a restoration to it....
     
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    looks good, I have a 91' clip on my 73' too.
     
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    looks good.i just did the same to my 86 but with gmc grill work.the look is much better.
     
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    That looks great. I love the 89-91 front end.
     
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    between the 2 I think your truck shrunk.... oh sorry that is the pic sizes :haha:

    anyhow.. it is ok... but i love the quad big headlights in the first one... I did the 1987 swap on my truck and love it...
     
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    All you needed was the grill, lights, and bezels right? Did you have to change the core support for the lights to fit? I want to do this to my '86 crew cab but I dont want to have to deal with the core support.
     
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    core support diffrent. find a hole setup .

    i like the gmc grill style my self.
     
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    much less functional. They melt plugs like crazy. Guess they do look nice though, I like it better at least. The round 73-80 are pretty cool too though.
     

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