2012 Front End Coversion

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  1. devan08

    devan08 Member

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    How's it going everyone! I've been thinking about doing this for about a year and I finally got around to it. I took pictures of the progress, but as I started thinking about how to post this thread I realize I didn't take enough. I will post what I have already and when I get some time I will pull my front end apart for better pics. The conversion is not hard at all! well, once you know what parts you need. I don't know much on mechanical repairs, but I can do basic stuff and this was pretty much remove and replace. Zach Fuller on the Facebook forum really helped me out a lot I wish I had got with him sooner because I ordered some parts that I didn't need, a little bit of trial and error. I not sure the exact amount that I paid, but it was 2k and some change. I ordered the big items like hood, bumper cover, grille upper and lower, and spoilers from the dealer (I was suprised they weren't that expensive vs. ordering online where shipping would kill me), lights from Amazon, and the little things I ordered from toyotaonlineparts.com. I'm sure if I took the time to look around or got aftermarket parts I would've saved some money.

    This is my first write-up so bear with me! Here are the parts that you need (if I missed anything please let me know):

    *NOTES: stuff with two part numbers are left and right, not sure which is which but you need both anyway. Some clips can be re-used mostly the blue ones that hold the spoilers to the bumper. If you have any questions let me know.

    Hood components:
    hood w/scoop - 53301-04210
    hood bumpers 2x – 900084-54011
    hood cushion 2x – 90541-15028
    seal (for the front center) – 53381-04040
    clips for seal (not sure how many but I got 10x) – 90467-A0009
    washer nozzle 2x – 85381-04040 (not sure if the old ones fit)

    Hood scoop components:
    scoop – 76181-35902
    scoop guide – 76182-35080
    scoop protector 2x – 76183-35030
    scoop protector 2x – 76183-35040
    scoop protector – 76185-35030

    Lock support – 53209-04020 (order this if you are not TRD S/C; if you are you will have to modify it, I didn’t modify mine I will add a pic and explain)

    Headlights – aftermarket of your choice unless you want OEMs
    Fillers for under the headlights - 52502-04900; 52503-04900
    Filler clips 2x- 53935-04020

    Standard Grille - 53100-04481-C0
    Clips – 52161-02020

    Front bumper cover - 52119-04906
    Bumper clips 5x - 52161-02020
    Fender extensions - 52112-04906; 52113-04906
    Fog lights – I ordered a set from Amazon that came with the housings
    Lower grille - 53112-04040
    Spoilers left and right - 76851-04903; 76852-04903
    Retainer clips (blue) - 75392-04010 *these are the same clips used on the current bumper so you can re-use them

    *Brackets needed to support the new bumper cover
    Upper retainer, center – 52521-04050
    Upper retainer, right – 52125-04020
    Upper retainer, left – 52126-04020
    Upper retainer, retainer 2x – 52531-04010
    Upper retainer, fastener 2x – 52522-04010
    Bumper bracket, right – 53273-04030
    Bumper bracket, left – 53274-04030
    Steel bumper:
    reinforcement – 52131-04030
    lower retainer 2x – 52525-04020
    *you can re-use those pieces if you want mine was welded, but you will need the new support arms
    support arm, right – 52013-04010
    support arm, left – 52014-04010

    Fender liner, right - 53805-04030
    Fender liner, left - 53806-04020
    Fender liner grommets - 90189-06236
    *you might need a bunch of them unless you have the patients to remove and re-use the old ones, I ordered 10.


    *NOTE: If you’re on a budget and/or want to cut corners you do not need the steel bumper components and fender liners. The support arms are different and they attach to the new fender liners for more support. If you do not get the new fender liners you will have to find a way to tuck them in or zip tie them.
     

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  2. Helimx

    Helimx "Dutch Rudder Master"

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    Dude. Thanks for posting this!!!
    Helimx aka Clinton
     
  3. o0opackersfano0o

    o0opackersfano0o Active Member

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    If you don't mind saying. What was total cost for everything?
     
  4. devan08

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    a little over 2k. i dont have much time because of work so i didnt really look around plus it hasnt been painted yet.....
     
  5. devan08

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    pics 4-7 are showing the pieces that support the new bumper (Upper retainer, center – 52521-04050; Upper retainer, right – 52125-04020
    Upper retainer, left – 52126-04020); "Bumper bracket, right – 53273-04030; Bumper bracket, left – 53274-04030" will replace your current brackets (the upper left and right retainers mount to these brackets) i also mentioned the "Lock support – 53209-04020" piece, this will support the center upper retainer. for those who are TRD s/c'd your lock support may have been modified i believe it was so it would clear the inter-cooler and be able to mount a pump that's on the bottom (you can see it in pic 5). so right now the center of my bumper cover does not have the full support, but with the support from the left and right brackets and upper retainers the bumper holds up just fine i don't plan on anyone leaning or sitting on my bumper lol. as for the steel reinforcement (pic 10) you can see the support arms on the ends, if you decide to use your old one just remove the two pieces on the ends and bolt/weld the new arms. i just bought the parts to build a new one because i was still driving the X to work. if you look at pic 8 the support arm connects with the liner, if do not replace "support arm, right – 52013-04010; support arm, left – 52014-04010 along with the fender liners" you will have to find away to secure your current liners. i went ahead and bought liners they were easy to install it just takes a little patients to remove those grommets. another thing i have to add is the fog light wiring. the fog lights i ordered on amazon came with everything (housings, lights, and wiring) so i just clipped mine off and wired and sealed the new connector.

    and the end of it all the only piece i didn't install (to my knowledge) was the lock support. the conversion holds up fine it just needs to be painted.

    once again, i hope this helps you all. if you have any questions hit me here or on the facebook forum. i'll be adding more pics in a few days.
     
  6. devan08

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    more pics...........needs PAINTT!!!!!!
     

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  7. xrgilly

    xrgilly Active Member

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    Wish somebody would do this to a swb
     
  8. o0opackersfano0o

    o0opackersfano0o Active Member

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    There was one for sale in cali that had been swapped. Looked amazing.
     
  9. Blue10XR

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    Well daaaaaamn, that's one sexy beast! Nice truck brother!!
     
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  10. devan08

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    saw this on fb forum

    thanks!!
     

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  11. o0opackersfano0o

    o0opackersfano0o Active Member

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    God damn it makes me wanna do the conversion so bad. So sexy in swb.
     
  12. HAMHAWK_JAY

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    Damn nice
     
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  13. xrgilly

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    Cool looking even if it's not a true xrunner. (Swb one)
     
  14. sonic555u

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    Oh man this looks so good for over 2k vs buying a 30,000 dollar newer x-runner I think its worth it. I really wish someone can do this for me knowing they would do it right cause it does look like a a lot crap to deal with for it to come out right.
     
  15. devan08

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    its not as bad as you think plus i didn't include all of the parts i ordered that i didn't need to begin with.
     
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    Well thank you for posting the parts we need it would really save us time and money. Its just that my truck been to 5 different bodyshops over the years and they all have done a bad job at this point I trust no one and I know my skill level aint that good when it comes to body work.
     
  17. babrown0475

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    Thanks for posting this! My girl smashed my front end, so I want to do the conversion. This will save me a ton of time and the need to guess which parts I'll need to get.
     
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  18. gbxrunner

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    Thanks a lot, it help me make the conversion easy...
     

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  19. walkinX

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    Great to see that sweet conversion, along with all the necessary details.
     
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  20. devan08

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    finally got her painted!!!
     

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