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Finally did my 01-03 front end swap

Try not too be too critical about the paint, I know it aint perfect, but it does look alot closer in person than the photos show. I used a rattle can from Expresspaint.com.
oh and with or with out the brushguard? The lights will go back on when I build a new light bar... this one is too thick/tall, the grill hits it. New hood and bumper are next...

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i say without the brush guard, but plus your bumper and a valance, looks good.
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I say brush guard off.

And what paint are you talking about? All the paint looks fine to me.
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I say brush guard off.

And what paint are you talking about? All the paint looks fine to me.
You really only see it from the side, in the sun. You can tell in this pic..

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looks good! i say take the brush guard off, sell it and get the 01-03 bumper and valence
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Ya I may go with a 01-03 bumper but I would rather get/build a steel plate bumper. Thanks again for your help!
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powerdome hood needed
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I vote leave the brushguard off...and get a powerdome hood but it looks way better dude
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powerdome hood needed
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Looks great. Interesting since 01-03s didn't come in that color.

The brushguard looks like its straight out of the 90s so ditch that. I would do a 01-03 bumper or a plate. Doesn't look to shabby without a powerdome, put it on the to do list and keep an eye out for one but I wouldn't stress about it.
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looks good eric, nice to see my OHC i sold ya is now living in hawaii
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lol well im back in lakeview now
thanks guys, and yeah it sucks I cant find a powerdome hood near me. well see
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Looks good. I would take the brush guard off since the style of it doesnt seem to fit well.
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Ya I may go with a 01-03 bumper but I would rather get/build a steel plate bumper. Thanks again for your help!
either way, it will look good and no problem on the help
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looks good man, id keep the brushguard off as well
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looks good! i say take the brush guard off, sell it and get the 01-03 bumper and valence
X2! You definitely need a 2001-2003 4X4 front bumper and lower valence.
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looks good man and question how do you like thos kumhos?
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looks good man and question how do you like thos kumhos?
Love um. They kick *** in the mud and snow.
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