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Old 09-27-2018, 06:52 PM   #1
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89-77 front end swap????

I want to do a front end swap from my 89 suburban to a 76 front end....all I need is the fenders, radiator support,hood,grille, wiring, and I'm told the hinges are on the fenders so I'm guessing this is a fast swap. anything going to hold me back? from what I hear it's going from older to newer that has its messy parts.
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Old 09-28-2018, 12:19 AM   #2
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Re: 89-77 front end swap????

you would be better served one thread up. that year is covered on another board.
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Old 09-28-2018, 06:54 AM   #3
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Re: 89-77 front end swap????

Thread meaning forum, the 73-87 or square body forum
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Re: 89-77 front end swap????

Moved it to the squarebody area for ya.
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Old 09-28-2018, 09:42 AM   #5
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Re: 89-77 front end swap????

Seems like there is a little difference in the cab where the hood and fender meet the door and windshield post...
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Old 09-28-2018, 09:46 AM   #6
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Re: 89-77 front end swap????

I found this on another site.....this guy did a writeup...

Ok, get ready cause this is a lot of info. First off, you dont have to cut anything, but you do have to change the ENTIRE NOSE!! I did this to my 86 K-20. I used the nose and motor of a 76 C-10. You have to use the hood hinges, the fenders, the radiator support, the inner fenders and the hood. You also have to adapt the windshield wipers and stuff, somehow. The hinges are connected to the inside of the regular fenders. You do however have to remove the cowl plate off of the 80's truck you are using. Heres what i did. I took the front off my 86 and the front off my 76. I put the radiator support on first then the outer fenders. I then had to use the 70s hinges for the hood too. I threw them on the fenders and put the hood on. No prob there. I used the 76 front bumper too and the front panel and grille. I also used the round headlights, obviously. That wire harness comes right out of the firewall, just make sure you remove the 3/8 bolt holding things together. I used my 76 wiper motor and trans, i just had to drill new holes for where the wiper arms connect to. Its actually pretty easy i think. You'll see, just make sure you have all the parts BEFORE YOU START!!! I also used the 350 from the 76. It bolts in nice, and the wireharness works too. It was quite a project, but it worked out well.
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Old 09-28-2018, 09:51 AM   #7
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And this.....https://www.gm***************/thread...und-eye.12882/
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