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Old 04-04-2003, 05:10 PM
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HI I was wondering if any one has ever done a Cheyenne to Silverado front end Conversion on a 88 to 98 Chevy truck. I am looking to take my 88 Chevy truck Front end which has the two single head lights and convert it over to the 95 Chevy Silverado front end with the 4 head lights. I know I have to replace the grill and all the light assembly. What I am trying to find out is what do I have to do for the wiring and if itís a something that can be done. Also any other information on the subject would be cool to Thanks.

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You may also have to change out the radiator support, or if you can find out the differences in them both make alterations to yours to make the conversion work.
the wiring may be just a simplke swap out of the front body lighting harness, I would suggest looking at an electrical diagram of both trucks and also compare the plugs that pass through the firewall at the fuse panel connector.
I do all kinds of swaps on the '73-'87 truck and '73-'91 Blazer/Suburban. GM usually keeps things very simple.
Your truck would also support the front clip from the first design Cadillac Escalade if you can find the parts from the wrecking yard, otherwise this complete conversion could cost up to $1700 plus paint and labor unless you did it yourself.
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I changed my 88 chevy into a 92 on the front end. I had the sealed single lights on the 88. Instead of modifying alot of junk, I took the whole front out [the assembly holding the radiator and ac cooler] and put one out of a 92 because the headlights wouldnt bolt up. and as far as the wires, I took the harness going to the lights and put one out of a 92. It unplugs out of the box.
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I have changed several over to the quad lights. If you want to install the 94 up grill you will need the grill and lower filler that attaches to it. The headlight assemblys with the connectors for the light bulbs, any headlight assembly for 1990 and up will work. The electrial plug in you can get from lots of different GM cars and trucks. The high and low beam connectors are different. You can use your stock bumper brackets but the lower grill will be tight. When they redesigned the grill in 94 they changed the lower bumper brackets, mover them out a little bit. The light assemblys will fit in the original radiator support ( I have not run into one that did not fit yet).

You can also use a relay to turn all of the lights on when you run the lights on high.
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