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Converting Nose from 99-02 to newer 03-07 style

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by RepoMan207, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,039

    So, I figured I needed another project before years end. Over a year ago I collected all the parts needed (or what I think is everything) to swap my front end over to the newer style. I even had the lower bumper painted when I had to fix a "boo boo" on the rear quarter a year ago.

    I use to tear down wrecks and do estimates at a local body shop when I towed for a weekly check, so I know my way around, but unfortunately, I no longer have access to the computers I used to use to write estimates. so I can't compare my setup to what I'm swapping over to. When I bought the parts I used a 2003 configuration in hopes that everything would be similar, but I still have a few doubts. To be specific, the headlights. I'm almost 100% positive there still the same on the 03-07 trucks as they were on the 99-02, and the frame caps(??), there was two options for the 03-07, one of which was the same part number as my 2002.

    Does anyone have pictures of a 03-07 Chevy or GMC with the front bumper and other components off or partially removed, particularly the lower bumper? I would love to hear from anyone with cautions or advice in regards to this.

    Stuff collecting dust in my basement (the box of hardware not shown):

    carpet 001.jpg

    Soon to be old front end:


    Soon to be front end:


    carpet 001.jpg
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2009
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Everything is the same except the components you're changing..ie bumper components, fog lamps and grill. Frame caps are the same IIRC and I know the headlamps are.