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#726673 - August 10th 2017 8:07 pm Any information about front end clip swapping  
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found out the body of the full size dodge has been the same since the 70s. found a shorty 2003 panel van wondering if i could swap a 70s front end on it

#726674 - August 10th 2017 8:09 pm Re: Any information about front end clip swapping [Re: blaxe256]  
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Welcome to the site Blaxe ....


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#726685 - August 10th 2017 11:39 pm Re: Any information about front end clip swapping [Re: blaxe256]  
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Well, it can be done, but you are better off just finding a 70s van and rebuilding it. The sheetmetal is the same from the bottom of the winshield back, but there are very significant differences forward to the front. In addition to removing all the sheetmetal forward of the firewall, the front suspension and K frame changed in 79. Seriously, if you want a 70s van, just get a 70s van. It is less work to completely rebuild a clapped out 70s van than it would be to swap a 70s front end onto a 79-up van.

That said, get the 2003 van and customize it like you want. Try it, you'll like it!


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#726980 - August 19th 2017 7:11 pm Re: Any information about front end clip swapping [Re: blaxe256]  
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I ended up buying the 2002. I want a spoiler but the ones I find says 93 is the latest model that they fit.


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