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    confused front end swap - how easy???

    hi every one, i've got an 04 estate, only had it about 6 months. ex company car, hi miles but vgc etc. a mate of mine has just bought a lovely 07 reg sri, and i'm wondering this;
    i know the vec aint got long til its replaced, but has anyone done a front end swap as my pre facelift looks tired and dated next to my mate's one. i would love to know if this is a straight forward job like upgrading the mk3 escort to a mk4 etc....can anyone advise me? has anyone tried or thinking of it? i'm planning on keeping it a couple more years so if its possible i'd like to do this, regards all, mike

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    Yup, a few have done this now
    Front wings, bonnet, grille, bumper, slam panel and i think that's about it. Most are bolt ons and can be done for around a grand so i'm lead to believe

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    yip mate as said its a straight swap

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caterman View Post
    Yup, a few have done this now
    Front wings, bonnet, grille, bumper, slam panel and i think that's about it.
    ..and headlights.

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    so i take it tings like the radiator and the air-con radiator are not in the way? i should have mentioned its the old 2.0 dti engine.

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    O I, forgot those


    I have been out to my dads 65th birthday party tonight so i'm bound to be a bit fuzzled

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    Nope, completely untouched.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_r_shaw View Post
    so i take it tings like the radiator and the air-con radiator are not in the way? i should have mentioned its the old 2.0 dti engine.
    Shouldn't be a problem m8

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    Come on Tony - keep up m8!

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    too slow, think i need some sleep. Had a hard day in work then on the beer. Not a good combination

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