97 Blazer Front end conversion.


mac10334
03-31-2005, 03:14 AM
Hello, I need some help i want to do a front end conversion from a 97 chevy blazer. So far i have ordered:
1.Radiator core support 98-04
2.New Grill assembly
3.Front bumper
4.two headlights for 00' with clips
5.parking lights 00'

I was wondering if the wires for the composite headlights on the 97 blazer will be the same for the 98-04's.

also if there is anything else that i need to order i.e wire dongles or.....

rlith
03-31-2005, 06:00 AM
You've got the main stuff... Yes, your existing composite pigtails will be fine with no rewiring for the 98+ lights. You may want to consider the 98+ front bumper and valance to top it off. I did the conversion using my old bumper and valance and was never 100% satisfied with it, fortunatly some pulled a hit and run on me and made the upgrade decision for me..LOL..

mac10334
04-01-2005, 12:47 AM
Thanks, by the way has anyone seen a diagram or instructions for the radiator support core removal?

rlith
04-01-2005, 05:58 AM
Not real hard.... Remove both fenders (best way) Remove the front body bushing bolts. Remove radiator. Swing condensor up out of the way, pull core support. My 1st time took me about 3 hours to do the entire swap.

mac10334
04-02-2005, 08:43 PM
are these the plastic clips needed to put the headlights onto the radiator core support?

mac10334
04-02-2005, 08:44 PM
http://files.automotiveforums.com/gallery/watermark.php?file=/503/1703011043085915909_PLP1590102A.jpg

dmbrisket 51
04-03-2005, 02:00 AM
yes, that is the only thing holding them there

rlith
04-03-2005, 05:52 AM
Well no, there are 2 L shaped clips that go over the 2 top squares (on each side) that hold it in. The 2 long bottom tabs rest in the holes on the core support

You might also consider not using the crappy fluted glass of the OEM lights and go with these...

(Fully DOT approved)

http://www.pghconsulting.net/teal/light1.jpg

http://www.pghconsulting.net/teal/light2.jpg

rlith
04-03-2005, 05:55 AM
Oh, here's a pic of my 95

http://www.pghconsulting.net/body/done2.jpg

wdy
04-03-2005, 04:23 PM
Have you found the newer headlights to be more powerfull than the old 97's? I hate driving at night in mine (my wifes 01 outback lights up the road great). Do you think I can get the stuff needed for the conversion out of the junk yard? Thanks alot.

rlith
04-03-2005, 05:46 PM
My TYC's (pictured above) are much better than the 95-97 composite or the 98-current composite.... No fluted lenses on the TYC!

Add your comment to this topic!