New Front End Swap on a 1997 Chevy S10 - Plastic Surgery
A New Front End For Old S-10s
Whenever you embark on a full-tilt project truck, it's best to spend as little money as possible on the truck itself, saving more cash for the modifications. If your goal is to build the meanest S-10 to ever cruise your hometown, then you might as well start by purchasing the less desirable, first year truck of the current body style. You're going to change everything anyway, right? Well, then go for the cheap truck ('94-'97 models) and fool everyone into thinking it's an '00 or later model year mini by swapping the old front end for a new one. JBM Sport Truck Accessories can put the parts in your hot little hands that will make this feat of trickery as easy as turning a few wrenches and rewiring the front lighting assemblies. How easy is this mod? Well, we watched Maynard's Custom Cars and Trucks swap the front end on its beat-down '97 S-10 shop truck in less than two hours. By the time we finished lunch, it had the new front end on the truck and were off to the local air conditioning refill station to have the A/C recharged. The '98-and-newer front end from JBM is a bolt-on affair that completely updates the look of older S-10s. Before we finished, we slapped on a billet grille and a billet Bow Tie emblem we got from The Billet Superstore. If you'd like to change your S-10 for the better, call the companies listed in the source box for additional information on this cool mod.