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Nose Job...What I did today

Well I started the conversion. Stripped the body off my 99 and installed the 01 edge front end. Its back together but I didn't get a after pic. Here's the before and during...lol
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sweet.


why did you take the fenders off?
98-09 fenders are all the same.
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lol no after? your killing us!

wasnt it a bit cold out today? lol
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pretty easy? can't wait to see the after lol
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I worked in the garage so I wasn't cold. I am waiting for parts for my project truck so I decided to go for it on this swap. By the time I got done it was dark out and I didn't have enough room to get a decent picture inside the garage. Basically a straight forward swap and bolt on. The only issues are the extra turnsignal bulb and I had to change plugs for the marker lights. Even though body swap is a 99, it has a 98 harness and the plugs are different on the 98...99 is the same as 01. I will have to figure out how to handle the extra ts. If you just put an old burnt out bulb in the socket it blinks too fast. I still have to try out the fog lights, I have to round up the 01 pigtails, I know there here somewhere...lol. Of course I still have to paint it black. I did however paint all the edges and the backsides so white wouln't show when opening doors or in the cracks of the bumper/grill. I'll get a picture in the morning. I have to go pick up the front axle for my other truck in pittsburgh. I got it for 300 hub to hub so I thought that was a fair price. Including rotors, spindles, axle shafts and all but thats another story...lol
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holy ranger junk yard........wish i could have all that goodness laying around
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Yeah and I'm already looking for the next one...lol I must have drain bamage!!!
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hey john, just get some electrical tape and wrap it around the bulbs, then wire tie it to the header panel.

thats what i did when i did shock fuels front end conversion.
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Looks good!
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Thanks Daniel, I was thinking about that. Does it hold up?
Thanks Maurice and all... The worst of it is done now, just have to finish up the loose ends and paint.
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Wvcat Do you want to sell your old bumper and grill?
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Thanks Daniel, I was thinking about that. Does it hold up?
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yeah, just put a decent amount of tape around it, make sure its not the really cheap electrical tape or it will fall off.

if you could get some gaffers tape, that would work a lot better.

make sure you put tape around the socket part to keep water out of it.
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Wvcat Do you want to sell your old bumper and grill?
I am going to use the parts on my other truck.

I'll give the tape a shot.
Thanks John
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what's with the black paint in the odd areas?

Looks good!
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I took everything apart and painted in the cracks so when I spray it all will be painted. Just makes painting it easier.
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BTW I need a matching rear flare, look at the parts truck in the first picture...anybody have one laying around?
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nice, now swap out the 3blub tail light harness for the 2bulb harness and put on the 01-05 tails.

no one would never know that its a 99 haha.
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looks awesome. Put on new emblems, tails, and mirrors and youll have a completley diff truck
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nice, now swap out the 3blub tail light harness for the 2bulb harness and put on the 01-05 tails.

no one would never know that its a 99 haha.
does that also work for our year trucks?
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does that also work for our year trucks?
im not 100% sure, but i think it does.

i know someone on here used a 3bulb harness on an 01+ truck along with some 98-99 tails, i don't remember their name.
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