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First Gen Grille Options

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by daveeasa, Sep 16, 2021.

  1. Jul 2, 2022 at 6:39 PM
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    Excellent! how did you paint that? i'm assuming you scuffed it up perhaps?
     
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  2. Jul 3, 2022 at 1:27 AM
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    Thank you .I just cleaned it and wiped it down with some prep spray.Then painted it with some Behr hi gloss black i got from Home depot.
     
  3. Jul 5, 2022 at 5:41 AM
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    I've got an 03 without a chrome bumper. Would any of these even work on it? I don't love the jutting look of the later 1st gen bumper/grille
     
  4. Jul 5, 2022 at 5:58 AM
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    Cummins3500

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    Post a picture of it, the have a pre & post facelift fitment. We just gotta figure out which one you got. I’m gonna guess pre from the description
     
  5. Jul 5, 2022 at 6:47 AM
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    Thar she blows

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  6. Jul 5, 2022 at 8:32 AM
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    Starting at 03 + the grills slightly change design. Difference is noticeable at the lower portion. Can't miss seeing it.
     
  7. Jul 12, 2022 at 11:05 PM
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    For those of yall that recently bought into the hype of the trd pro grilles, any of yall got a black 03-06 OEM grille for an AC they wanna sell?
     
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  8. Jul 12, 2022 at 11:10 PM
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    Yeah, I really don't like it. Maybe a new bumper? The chrome ones are clean.
     
  9. Jul 13, 2022 at 4:13 PM
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    I guess you don't see it, but your truck's front bumper looks good. I thought the straight all chrome bumpers were put on 2002 and earlier trucks until changing design in 2003. I have one of these and can say that's one heck of a solid bumper. Hit someone with that and it'll save you a lot of repair cost compared to OEM bumpers. Ck their videos, they go crazy ramming stuff, lol.

    https://www.ironbullbumpers.com/col...products/2003-2006-toyota-tundra-front-bumper
     
  10. Jul 13, 2022 at 5:11 PM
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    Nah, they continued putting them on the "work" trucks through end of the generation, I believe.
     
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  12. Jul 13, 2022 at 6:44 PM
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    Not only that, but we know you can swap because they existed in later years. Pay special attention to reply #9.

    https://www.tundras.com/threads/chrome-bumpers-on-1st-gen-tundras.107504/

    If these trucks came with chrome bumper through '06 then there's undoubtedly a way to roll back.

    If I'm not mistaken, @jImmegart rolled his forward to the new style.
     
  13. Jul 14, 2022 at 4:57 AM
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    OP, sorry to have hijacked your informative thread concerning various front grills available. Will stop talking about bumpers now.:hattip:
     
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  14. Jul 15, 2022 at 11:43 AM
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    jImmegart

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    My truck is a 2003, so it came with the new style. I actually did the opposite and put a 00-02 style grille and lower filler with a resin bumper.

    The work trucks continued to get the steel bumper with the updated grille for awhile after the 2003 switch. @empty_lord truck is that style. They did however, make work trucks with the resin bumper also so I'm not super sure the year they stopped.

    To switch from a resin bumper to steel you do need a few things. I know the side brackets are different and the bumper reinforcement. A guy named @ESTundra937 swapped his whole 2003 style to a 2002 steel style front end but he hasn't been around for a few years now.

    Here are the diagrams so you can see the difference.

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