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ive been thinking about what it would be like to put a 94-01 front clip on my 89 ramcharger. i know i would need all of the front clip; fenders, cowl, hood, grill, core support, headlights, all that stuff. but would the demensions work like the width and height without tons of mods? i dont think that the new ones got any wider. i know i would need to also reskin the doors to have that body line finish on but thats not too much of a problem considering the rest would be alot harder i bet. and i would prolly have to alter the lines where the bedsides curve to the gate to look a lil more rounded and modern, as well as prolly alter the body lines of the bedsides themselves. but the front is the major part to tackle. who has any ideas. and yes, i know someone has made a 70s p/u with a modern front and a chop top, anybody got the pic could you please post that pic on this thread. thanks in advance and its prolly just another crazy idea i got from my truck. toodles...
 

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I posted that pic a couple weeks ago in the open board. I'm sure if you do a search for it, it'll you'll find it easily.
 

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it would look neat ;D
wounder if the front clip from a mex. rc would just bolt up??? some one close to the border might be able to find out.. there was a width problem in the article in a mag some time back :p ;D
 

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I doubt the mex RC would help any. It's build on the newer Ram.. so it should be the same front clip. I too have seen the older PU that was done like that.. Looked great.. I think it would be easier to graft the RC top onto a newer Ram truck.. Just be sure to reinforce plenty at the cab-bed seams.. and that the bed gets switched to flexible mounts.. That should be a fairly basic grafting job.. while the front clip & door reskin.. woiuld be a major undertaking. I'd like to do it with an extended cab truck.
Aaron Wyse
 

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This has been done before, twice by one guy. He was in one of the 4x magazines, he had a monster truck and a normal truck with the new front clips,

I think the easiest way to do this is to buy a 1 piece fiberglass front end for the new dodge.
 

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the thing about fiberglass is its only good for a few years, then it starts to break down. im not a 'glass fan. metal is my friend. but the hardest part of it all will be ill have to stretch the area from the door seam to the seamwell about 7" so accomadate the difference in design. the newer ones have a longer fender and shorter gap. the older rcsa have less door and more fender. so i would need to fix that. and do the door skining. and as for the back body line ill prolly just hammer the line down abit remove the crease somewhat for a rounder look. but this is about all the other stuff to add i can think of for now. see ya tomorrow people.
 

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well usbody has one of those tilt front 'glass clips but its alot of money. i think if i find a good parting out truck i could get the whole front clip off of it for only a few hundred tops. i would also need to prolly grab the doors to get the door skin to ease in the adption. i have a pretty good sketch that i did the other day of the results but i dont have access to a scanner yet so it has to wait. ill try to get it up soon.
 
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