Need opinion on Front-end Conversion!

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Need opinion on Front-end Conversion!

Postby Sprig-Speck Hunter » Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:11 pm

I have a Z71 2001 Silverado 1500. My all time favorite front end is the 01-02 2500hd. Im not trying to be a 3/4 ton in any means, I just love the look of a raised hood kind of like the old 50's Chevys. The conversion would not be any more than putting a new grill on, new hood and putting a new bumper cap on my original bumper. Overall around a 600 dollar conversion. I would just like to hear peoples opinions. It would be greatly appreciated :thumbsup:




This is what I am aiming for...

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What do you guys think? I was going to sell my truck and get one like this but my truck runs great and has low miles and I like my motor now....
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Re: Need opinion on Front-end Conversion!

Postby ajmorell » Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:51 pm

Those are also my favorite looking 2500 HD's. I say go for it.
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Re: Need opinion on Front-end Conversion!

Postby 2500hdon37s » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:56 am

Go for it! I need to find an HD hood for my non-HD 2500! They look great an do enhance the look especially on a lifted truck! Hard part is finding a hood.

You should check out GMFullsize.com
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Re: Need opinion on Front-end Conversion!

Postby Sprig-Speck Hunter » Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:21 pm

Hey 2500hdon37's, is there any differences between the mounting for the non HD hoods and the HD?? And do you recommend buying a primered hood or find a used one off of a truck that is parting out?? Any advice would be appreciated! Im trying to make sure I have all the right parts before I disassemble the front end. :thumbsup:
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Re: Need opinion on Front-end Conversion!

Postby 2500hdon37s » Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:30 am

nope, bolts up the exact same, only thing that is different is the amount of rise on the front part and a little taller overall height to give the HD hood more room for the duramax it was originally made to cover.

I'm pretty sure all you need is the bumper cap, HD grille, and bumper. but even without the grille or bumper cap the hood fits. and for finding a hood I'd go with whatever is the cheapest route, maybe check out junk yards, most likely any hood you'll get will need paint.
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