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    Question 1500 Hood/Grille Swap

    So I've been looking around trying to get ideas for a new hood and grille b/c the stock stuff isnt cutting it for me anymore. As i was looking around online i came across another forum where a guy was talking about taking the grille and hood for a 2011 2500 HD and putting it right on too his 2010 1500. Has anyone tried this yet? I would like to do this to my truck after my next deployment.


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    I'm curious to see if anyone has tried this, because I thought about it before too. I really like the look of the one-piece bumper and split grill of the newer HD trucks, compared to the half-ton.
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    Yea i was wondering if there was anyone on here b/c on another chevy forum that i came across today while looking around for this on google was talking about it. From what that guy was talking about he said he did the hood and grille from a 2011 and that it worked pretty good but had no pics of it. Im glad im not the only one looking for answers to this question. lol

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    It can be done. I have heard that the 11-12 HD grill is slightly taller than the previous years but will work. Some guys say that had to trim here and there but for the most part its a straight over swap. The hoods are plug and play also.

    Here is a 1500 with an HD grill.
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    yea for me i dont think i would have to work about trimming the new grille b/c i have my aftermarket front bumper, but from the post i just found on gmfullsize.com the 11s are a little smaller then the previous years and fit perfect with the 07.5-10s 1500s. i guess ill have to do it and let everyone kno how it turns out.

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    See yah that look sick. I like the look of those grills alot



    Quote Originally Posted by sstoner911 View Post
    It can be done. I have heard that the 11-12 HD grill is slightly taller than the previous years but will work. Some guys say that had to trim here and there but for the most part its a straight over swap. The hoods are plug and play also.

    Here is a 1500 with an HD grill.
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    Isn't the 2012 1500 grille the same style as the 2500 with the slit in the middle?
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    It looks very very similar to the 2500 from the trucks i have looked at. But I am not for sure if they are identical, for the reason as i dont know the dimensions of either grille.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmitchell1 View Post
    Isn't the 2012 1500 grille the same style as the 2500 with the slit in the middle?
    Yeah, I didn't realize this. It's a similar looking grill, although I'd want the HD bumper too. Never was crazy about the stock bumper on mine.

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    I was doing more research on this whole front end swap last night into this morning and as i mentioned in an earlier post about gmfullsize.com but i realized that i didnt post the thread that i had found on it, here is the link i found- http://gmfullsize.com/forum/showthread.php?t=214115 the first post has the whole front end swapped over to the half ton. and it looks great.
    Quote Originally Posted by troutbug View Post
    Yeah, I didn't realize this. It's a similar looking grill, although I'd want the HD bumper too. Never was crazy about the stock bumper on mine.

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