Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-17-2020, 10:55 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 178
05 Converted to 2010 front clip

Converted my 05 Chinook to a 2010 front clip. Havent decided if i like the look or not.... I was going to freshen up the chip resistant texture paint at the base of the doors and fenders but the weather turned cold on me so it will have to wait.
Attached Thumbnails
Capture.jpg   Capture2.jpg  
__________________

Chinook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2020, 08:33 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2020
Posts: 2
Very nice!

Do you have any install recommendations or feedback? How did the wiring for the lights go?

Is that an 2005 bumper or did you have to go with a 2008+ bumper?
__________________

El_Viajero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2020, 08:42 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 178
I reused my 2005 bumper, course its not a factory bumper either. The lights are no big deal. You either purchase a pair of 9007 to H4 headlight adapter plugs or you simply cut off some plug ends at the salvage yard while youre there and fabricate your own. Then you simply plug them in.

Its a pretty straight forward swap. Only issue you might have is the fact that the older vans fender skirts have about 3 inches of metal that overhangs the radiator support in front. That extra metal needs to be trimmed off or else the fenders will be sitting to high up in front. Meaning you will have a huge gap between the top of your grill and the bottom of the hood when you shut it.

You will also have to fabricate a spacer for each fender if you want to install all of the upper fender bolts.

Hood bolts are larger on the newer vans so you will either have to drill out the holes in your existing hood hinges or else get a pair off of the donor truck.
Attached Thumbnails
download.jpg  
Chinook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2020, 07:22 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
86Scotty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: TN
Posts: 8,688
Looks awesome! Even better with the ARB bumper.
__________________
Currently vanless. Weird.

Real name Eric
Finally found a pic of my first camper,
a 1986 Serro Scotty
86Scotty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2020, 07:31 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 178
The front bumper is a Trailready. Trailready claims it has a 16,500 LB capacity, course i stuffed a 17,500 LB winch in it.
Chinook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 12:36 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: St Augustine, FL
Posts: 28
Send a message via Yahoo to egpeil Send a message via Skype™ to egpeil
Iím a fan of the older clips having an 04 van but i like yours - all black! When their chrome Itís too much.
egpeil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 04:17 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 178
I agree about the chrome. But im still considering swapping it back, i havent convinced myself i like it. Mainly because the hood and fenders are longer than the older vans, more like a pickup truck for lack of better terminology.
__________________

Chinook is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sportsmobile SIP or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×