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Front Clip Swap

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by B_to_C, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. B_to_C

    B_to_C 1/2 ton status Author

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    Has anone ever swapped an entire front clip from a 81-91 vehicle onto a 73-80 vehicle???

    How did you deal with the cowl area and hood springs?

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Muddytazz

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    There is a write up on this. The cowl is easy, just remove the extra cowling panel that the pre-81 uses, but the hood hinges that you have to use (81 + ), you'll have to notch the firewall.

    http://coloradok5.com/grilleswap.shtml
     
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    B_to_C 1/2 ton status Author

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    get pics, i swapped the other way.the prob i had was the longer wiper arm posts hitting the bottom of the hood. sawsall fixed that though.:laugh:
     
  5. TexasChevy78

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    Keep it to the years !...
     

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