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Old 07-12-2019, 03:27 PM   #1
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square to round eye nose swap

Been looking for a c10 and I find a lot more 81-87's with the sharper noses and fenders than I find 73-80. I prefer 73-80.
If I bought a 81-87, how difficult is the nose swap?

I know you'd have to swap the obvious stuff - fenders, hood, grill, headlights....
But is it more involved in that? Radiator support, wiper cowls, etc? Is it worth the effort or just wait to find what I'm looking for?

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Old 07-12-2019, 03:46 PM   #2
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Re: square to round eye nose swap

doors can stay its just the fenders hood core support wiper cowl wiper arms and wiper transmission then some wiring very simple ive done them several times
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Old 07-12-2019, 08:20 PM   #3
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Re: square to round eye nose swap

agree it will fit...sorta.....the rear corners of the fenders do not match the angles of the cowl section of the truck
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Old 07-12-2019, 09:08 PM   #4
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Re: square to round eye nose swap

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agree it will fit...sorta.....the rear corners of the fenders do not match the angles of the cowl section of the truck
Which direction does that picture depict? 70's nose with 80's body, or vice versa?
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Old 07-13-2019, 11:03 AM   #5
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agree it will fit...sorta.....the rear corners of the fenders do not match the angles of the cowl section of the truck
what I have found is that SOME of the aftermarket fenders are wrong and fit like that OEM fenders will fit fine here is my 76 one fender is factory the other is an aftermarket although im not sure whose as I used one off a parts truck
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Old 07-13-2019, 03:46 PM   #6
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Re: square to round eye nose swap

That's funny...a repop part that's made wrong ,but fits correctly.....
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Old 07-14-2019, 07:08 AM   #7
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That's funny...a repop part that's made wrong ,but fits correctly.....
We all get lucky, sometimes. I had a repop tailgate on Jeep CJ that fit nicely, and looked legit. Too bad it dents leaned against.
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Old 07-15-2019, 09:12 AM   #8
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Re: square to round eye nose swap

If you look at my thread "rebuilding my 1977 plow truck" I put a 81 cab together with a 77 front end. There are some things that have to be addressed with the fender to cab mounting.
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Old 07-15-2019, 10:37 AM   #9
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Re: square to round eye nose swap

Ken's latest build did the swap as well & highlights some of the issues faced...
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=762114
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