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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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Front end conversion?

I'm sure this question has been asked a time or two. But what all is involved in a front end conversion for a 96 to the later front end? I don't know when GM changes their front ends, but you've got two on the late model firebirds. One looks more like a bird beak, and the later one, that you might see on say an 01, looks a bit more... modern.

What would it take to convert a bird beak car to the later front end? I know it would be hood, fenders, and bumper cover, but what else?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 07:06 AM
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I have a complete writeup on it over on Firebirdnation for anyone to download. It's not my car but it's the same thing.

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Thanks I'll head over there.
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Had a hard time finding it but I didn't look extensively. Looks like you might have to be a member over there to view some stuff, so maybe that's it.

So lets just say that basically, we're talking hood, fenders, bumper cover..... what else? Maybe headlights?
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone else know a thing or two about it?
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-14-2012, 07:33 AM
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Fender and hood

I have the same question basically as you can see:



My front bumper is messed up pretty bad and there are several blemishes in the hood and I simply don't like the hood style.

Any help on where to get better looking parts without breaking the bank for the hood and front bumper is appreciated.

I also appreciate the curvy front bumper and hood (maybe with scoop nostrils also) rather than the sharp beaky look.

Thanks!

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-14-2012, 10:05 AM
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Thanks for the link I couldn't find that anywhere!

I don't like what he did though on second thought I think Ill keep my early 4th gen although I don't like the superficial plastic vents on my '94 it's better than the overblownish look of the late Gen.

Ideally I would just get a neat one nostril hood scoop that would go over the middle part of my existing hood maybe even cut a hole in the hood to allow for a legitimate blower.

Any thoughts??

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