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Re: How To: Front End Swaps for 3rd Gen Js!!!!
Thursday, January 14, 2010 4:12 PM
i guess


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Re: How To: Front End Swaps for 3rd Gen Js!!!!
Friday, January 15, 2010 12:29 PM
yea them are already tucked away. got the hood latch today How diffrent could the hood latch assembly be from a 2005 to a 2002






Re: How To: Front End Swaps for 3rd Gen Js!!!!
Friday, January 15, 2010 1:02 PM
the strikers are diff sizes , 95-02 are shorter then the ones on the 03+


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Re: How To: Front End Swaps for 3rd Gen Js!!!!
Friday, January 15, 2010 1:26 PM
yea i know that i order one. im talking about where it latches down







Re: How To: Front End Swaps for 3rd Gen Js!!!!
Friday, January 15, 2010 1:27 PM
the latch should be the same with all years , maybe the support is diff.


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Re: How To: Front End Swaps for 3rd Gen Js!!!!
Friday, January 15, 2010 3:12 PM
Latches are definitely not the same
2000


2003





Re: How To: Front End Swaps for 3rd Gen Js!!!!
Friday, January 15, 2010 3:27 PM
i see


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Re: How To: Front End Swaps for 3rd Gen Js!!!!
Saturday, January 16, 2010 9:34 AM
wonder if my 02 hood will still latch down then? i mean I dont see why not. The only thing I see diffrent is the lever. I guess ill find out the hard. If it dont work im just going to get hood pins an call it a day. Not gay ones from autozone either. ill get the ones that are on skwirl car.






Re: How To: Front End Swaps for 3rd Gen Js!!!!
Saturday, January 16, 2010 9:44 AM
junk yard man, just 3 bolts


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Re: How To: Front End Swaps for 3rd Gen Js!!!!
Saturday, January 16, 2010 9:45 AM
yea i know what do you think they go for in a junkyard?...






Re: How To: Front End Swaps for 3rd Gen Js!!!!
Saturday, January 16, 2010 10:02 AM
maybe $20





Re: How To: Front End Swaps for 3rd Gen Js!!!!
Saturday, January 16, 2010 10:12 AM
I think I got my latch for like $8 from the yard, plus the car I pulled it from had the stock fogs (95-99 style) and was able to talk them down to $10 for the pair.



Re: How To: Front End Swaps for 3rd Gen Js!!!!
Saturday, January 16, 2010 1:16 PM
Pocket value


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Re: How To: Front End Swaps for 3rd Gen Js!!!!
Saturday, January 23, 2010 9:55 PM
ok i just read this whole thread and just to double check... im converting form an 03 to 00-02 front end
and with the latch and striker deal i just need the latch from a 95-02 for it and i dont have to reposition it at all?
also with the corners i can just fab up one to hold it up in the back?
Re: How To: Front End Swaps for 3rd Gen Js!!!!
Friday, February 05, 2010 4:39 AM
ok question it may have been answered already but if i was doing this can the front end from a 03-05 coupe be out in in on a 01 four door sedan and sorry if this is a stupid question
Re: How To: Front End Swaps for 3rd Gen Js!!!!
Friday, February 05, 2010 3:56 PM
im pretty sure the coupe abd sedan front are the exact same thing


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Re: How To: Front End Swaps for 3rd Gen Js!!!!
Friday, February 05, 2010 5:18 PM
yep all 95-05 jbodies front ends are the same regardless of coupe/sedan




Re: How To: Front End Swaps for 3rd Gen Js!!!!
Friday, March 12, 2010 5:12 AM
Hello, i've read all the post (10 pages), and i still having many cuestions,i want to swap my 01 cavalier to 03+cavalier front end, please help me with this:
1. I can see in the manta pics the only difference beetwen the latches is the lever (like perry shonkwiler says), considering the dimensions by the bolts place.
2. I really need the brackets and the foam ting inside the bumper to hold on the bumper (piece no. 1 and 12 in the first link)???
3. to keep the headlight in place i need more than the 2 uper bolts thats fits in the frame???

i'll g to the junk today and take some measurements at the 2 diferents latches and lets you know the difference, i do some research and looks the 95-05 sunfires have the same latch that the 03+ cavaliers.

Look at this 03+cavalier front diagram
, this Cavalier frame sheet metal and the 00-02 (95-02 latch) Cavalier 00-02 frame sheet metal, If you click in the part # it will display the list of the part compatibilities.
I hope this information can help someone in the future

Thank's inadvance for you time & help
Re: How To: Front End Swaps for 3rd Gen Js!!!!
Sunday, March 21, 2010 3:04 AM
the foam piece attaches to bumper and has little by a little L brackets. these lbrackets bolt to the bumper rebar and keep the middle of the bumper from sagging or just moviing in general by the grille.

the headlight on 03 only bolts in using the 2 bolts on the upper core support and then the back of the headlight has a little spring clip that goes through a square hole in the core support to hold the bottom in



Re: How To: Front End Swaps for 3rd Gen Js!!!!
Saturday, March 27, 2010 8:23 AM
here is a picture of said L-bracket above, got a email about it and figured i'd post the pic here as well.




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Re: How To: Front End Swaps for 3rd Gen Js!!!!
Thursday, April 22, 2010 10:58 AM
just wanted to say thanks for having this thread and keeping it current

i'm about to attempt converting a 97 Z24 kit & trunk with spoiler .. and 02 cav headlight/corner lights over to a 96 sunfire 4dr

i thought that the bumper covers, side skirts, trunk, hood and fenders would all be pretty straight forward and thought i'd save a bunch of wiring headaches by using a pair of 02 headlight assemblies so i can use the 9007 bulbs.

seems that I didn't look close enough.... i happen to see an 02 cav today and realize that the 97 Z front bumper cover may need trimmed to accomodate the 02 headlights (if they'll fit at all). looks like the newer lights sit down farther into the bumper cover... oops. never noticed before.

anyone know anything about this?

thanks

Re: How To: Front End Swaps for 3rd Gen Js!!!!
Sunday, August 22, 2010 5:14 PM
So I don't have to replace the hood? I'm going from a 2000 Z24 to an 03+
Re: How To: Front End Swaps for 3rd Gen Js!!!!
Sunday, August 22, 2010 5:21 PM
Yes a different hood is required. Its very obvious if you look at.the hoods





Re: How To: Front End Swaps for 3rd Gen Js!!!!
Sunday, August 22, 2010 6:13 PM
silver03cavii wrote:

Yes a different hood is required. Its very obvious if you look at.the hoods


Yep...I need to start asking better questions...lol
Re: How To: Front End Swaps for 3rd Gen Js!!!!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 1:36 PM
ok so, i have a 95 cav base, and i did a front end swap with a 97 z24 bumper using a 99 wiring harness. now, it has DRL's, but.. i have no headlights yet, the fog lights work. the wiring in the 95 headlight circuit diagram is different from the 99's. so how do i go about getting the DRL's, fog lights, and headlights (lo beams & hi beams) to work? any one know?



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