1. Welcome to TRD Forums! A community for Toyota, Lexus, and Scion Enthusiasts. To enjoy all the benefits of the site, we invite you to signup.

Front clip change?

Discussion in 'Exterior' started by beetlevegas, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Offline

    beetlevegas New Member

    Message Count:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Dose anyone know if the front clip off a 7th gen is a bolt on to a 8th gen rolla. I have seen a couple 7th gens with 8th gen front clips before. I have a friend that will do the trade. the thing is that i molded my side skirts to my finders and i dont want to have to brake the mold and do it again if i dont have to.
  2. Offline

    MacktasticSlick TRD whore with 36,000 posts, bitch

    Administrator
    Message Count:
    36,587
    Likes Received:
    2,261
    Trophy Points:
    61,028
    I know in PR it's big to put the 8th gen front on a 7th gen wagon, so if the 8 fits onto the 7, I'm sure the 7 would want to fit on the 8, but why would you put an older front end on a newer car?
  3. Offline

    beetlevegas New Member

    Message Count:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    I just asked him and he said yes. I have the 7thgen.
  4. Offline

    beetlevegas New Member

    Message Count:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    So dose any one know if its just a bolt or do i have to do some mods
  5. Offline

    MacktasticSlick TRD whore with 36,000 posts, bitch

    Administrator
    Message Count:
    36,587
    Likes Received:
    2,261
    Trophy Points:
    61,028
    I'm 98% sure it owuld work no problem... as I had stated, the 8th gen goes onto the 7th gen easy... so the reverse should theoretically be the same. I'm still confused why you want to but a 93-97 front end on an 8th gen.
  6. Offline

    Press22 Mangoooooooooooo

    Message Count:
    2,235
    Likes Received:
    356
    Trophy Points:
    143
    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV
    Vehicles:
    E28 1JZ, E36 M3
    That's weird to want the 7th gen front...
    keep the 8th gen pride and get a nice paint job!
    I'm surprised I haven't seen you driving around vegas yet. Lowered 8th gens are so rare here I've only seen 1.
  7. Offline

    Goldy Well-Known Member

    Administrator
    Message Count:
    31,937
    Likes Received:
    2,829
    Trophy Points:
    61,468
    Location:
    Maryland
    Vehicles:
    Lexus IS300
    It is definitely not a bolt on swap.
  8. Offline

    beetlevegas New Member

    Message Count:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    NO NO NO NO... I have a 97 corolla (7th gen) and i am puting a 98 corolla(8th gen) on it.
  9. Offline

    MacktasticSlick TRD whore with 36,000 posts, bitch

    Administrator
    Message Count:
    36,587
    Likes Received:
    2,261
    Trophy Points:
    61,028
    Oh ok you were wording it backwards lol
  10. Offline

    Hummer Well-Known Member

    Message Count:
    26,891
    Likes Received:
    1,446
    Trophy Points:
    828
    Location:
    Oregon
    Vehicles:
    E39 BMW
    You can't swap 7th and 8th gen front end noob, the head lights aren't even the same.
  11. Offline

    MacktasticSlick TRD whore with 36,000 posts, bitch

    Administrator
    Message Count:
    36,587
    Likes Received:
    2,261
    Trophy Points:
    61,028
    The edges of the fenders and doors are the same, you switch everything from the A-pillar forward.
    Added: Aug 5, 2011 at 3:25 AM
    There's a thread in here somewhere with a bunch of pics of 7th gen wagons in PR with big ass rims with the 8th gen front end.
  12. Offline

    Goldy Well-Known Member

    Administrator
    Message Count:
    31,937
    Likes Received:
    2,829
    Trophy Points:
    61,468
    Location:
    Maryland
    Vehicles:
    Lexus IS300
    He said he didn't want to swap the fenders because he'd have to remold the side skirts. Therefore, in this case, it is not bolt on. Otherwise, yes it would be a direct swap (pretty much).
  13. Offline

    MacktasticSlick TRD whore with 36,000 posts, bitch

    Administrator
    Message Count:
    36,587
    Likes Received:
    2,261
    Trophy Points:
    61,028
    Yeah I saw his were molded on there... too bad because that front end would look cool. I guess he could just duplicate Scotts car :)
  14. Offline

    beetlevegas New Member

    Message Count:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    I am welling to redo the finders again. If i do it i will have to do, finders, hood, bumber and all lights. The down angel or the hood is not the same and the bottom side angel is derffent. I work at Lexus in parts and i can look up toyota parts. The part number for a hood on a 7th gen is 53301-02040 and on a 8th gen is 53301-02050. the production of a 8th gen corolla starts 8 of 1997. That is when the first 8th gens came out. the radiator support is derf to. Thats my problem. 7th gen there are only one type of radiator support, but on a 8th because of the mid gen front end change there are two types of radiator supports. Two numbers. My 7th gen has a high and low bulb. Just like the late 8th gens. I think i well have the room for the bulbs and that my main casern. all the rest i can do the body work.
  15. Offline

    Goldy Well-Known Member

    Administrator
    Message Count:
    31,937
    Likes Received:
    2,829
    Trophy Points:
    61,468
    Location:
    Maryland
    Vehicles:
    Lexus IS300
    It will be a very easy swap because you will have both cars there, rather than trying to source out all of the parts just for your car. You can swap everything you need as you go, since obviously your friend will need the parts off your car as much as you need his.
  16. Offline

    MacktasticSlick TRD whore with 36,000 posts, bitch

    Administrator
    Message Count:
    36,587
    Likes Received:
    2,261
    Trophy Points:
    61,028
    :rolleyes:
  17. Offline

    Hummer Well-Known Member

    Message Count:
    26,891
    Likes Received:
    1,446
    Trophy Points:
    828
    Location:
    Oregon
    Vehicles:
    E39 BMW
  18. Offline

    MacktasticSlick TRD whore with 36,000 posts, bitch

    Administrator
    Message Count:
    36,587
    Likes Received:
    2,261
    Trophy Points:
    61,028
  19. Offline

    Goldy Well-Known Member

    Administrator
    Message Count:
    31,937
    Likes Received:
    2,829
    Trophy Points:
    61,468
    Location:
    Maryland
    Vehicles:
    Lexus IS300
    :roast:
  20. Offline

    MacktasticSlick TRD whore with 36,000 posts, bitch

    Administrator
    Message Count:
    36,587
    Likes Received:
    2,261
    Trophy Points:
    61,028

Share This Page