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Old 04-18-2006
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difficultly of upgrading the look of a 94?

I want to upgrade to look of my truck and want to make it look new agian. how hard would it be to convert the front of my 94 4.0L 4X4 to look like the new 06 FX4 Level II? As far as I could tell the body lines on the cab will line up decently but is there going to be any major body work involved? I would want to replace the front fenders and up as well as the bed and back (the only thing that would stay is the cab)
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very hard not because of the body lines its because the front frame isnt the same so you have to custom make a bracket to hold the newer bumper and the RADIATOR support needs to be drilled out the spot welds and anew a RADIATOR support needs to be welded into the front half of the body, which can be a PITA. a guy on RPS did it. it takes alot of time and experiance with body repair to work on the radiator support.

after you get the radiator support welded in you need 98+ fenders because there different then our 3rd gen trucks, you need the new hood, Core support, head lights turns, grille, grille shell, bumper valance. then make custom mounts for the bumper, and tons of verous clips and screws. basically you need a windshield forward body panels for 93-97 changing to a 98+ front ends. now if you had a 98+ truck it is alot easier just core support hood headlights turns grille grille shell and bumper and valance...
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Thanks thats what I wanted to know. I know that a guy that lives by me swaped his 99 front end to a 06 and I thought that it turned out nice and was thinking about changing it, but I am not sure that I have the approprite experience for that kind of work.
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forget the experience, do you hvae the money? we're talking a couple thousand dollars
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The 99 is more like the new trucks than the 94 is.
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The 99 is more like the new trucks than the 94 is.
yes i know i stated that in my typing above but idk if he cought that
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forget the experience, do you hvae the money? we're talking a couple thousand dollars


Bs on Karpe's post. Everything can be attained from ebay and junkyards. Remember, a car crash usually only damages one side of the vehicle. Stuff would possibly have to be painted unless you foudn a good match.

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Okay, I give up on changing my truck's front end, but because I have a big dent where the gas door is from someone hiting it with a tractor, is there anything that I should know about the truck bed similar to the front? I think that it might be easier to buy a new bed from a junk yard than to try to repair my old one. There is no frame damage, just cosmetic body damge. Can I just buy any old cheap one or do I need to look for a 93-97 bed?
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I seen a 94 the other day with an 04 edge front it looked pretty good
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You could replace the bed and front part. Try to find donor vehicles that have been in accidents that only destroyed either the front half or back half of hte vehicle. In a way it would cost a lot, but a LOT less then it does to buy a new one.
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