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    Default Swaping The Front "Clip" on an Express

    Hey guys,
    I was wondering if anyone has ever swaped the front grill/headlights on their express van.
    I have a van that has this front end.

    But i like the looks of this style better.

    I havent really looked into it yet but it looks like they would swap out. if i could find a van in the junk yard or one that was in an accident that i could take the front end off of i would concider swapping them out. Was wondering if anyone had ever looked into this or has done it.

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    I haven't done it, but I'm fairly certain the hood, fenders, etc. are all the same, so you should only need the grille (and bowtie), headlights, and possibly the core support if the gille and/or headlights use different mounting methods. If you have the black bumper and want the chrome one, it should be a direct swap. Hope this helps and good luck. Make sure you post some before and after pictures of your van if you do the swap.

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    Yea i think i am deffinatly going to look into it further and see if i can find the necessary parts to do the swap.

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    You will need new wiring harnesses for the headlights as well, this could also add in and extra fuse or relay for the highbeams depending on set up.
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    just put one of these on: : )

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