Gen1 to Gen 2 front end clip swap

Lincoln Mark VIII

  1. dosMarkos8to's

    dosMarkos8to's Active LVC Member

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    Sorry I am asking for help with what I can't find on my worded search.
    Question is: How involved, or possible is it to swap a Gen1 front clip onto a Gen2 chassis?
    Thanks for the guidance.
    Dos
     
  2. chris2523

    chris2523 93 Mark VIII

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    its a bit obnoxious i believe, but not impossible.

    LVC members Chargerxr and Sapperfire have built cross-gen cars.
     
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    Spree Dedicated LVC Member

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    Sapp did it.
     
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    Rushsampson Active LVC Member

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    Is the entire concept of a swap like this simply to do away with a potentially disappointing Gen II front clip? I thought the common consensus was that the Gen II clip was the one looked upon more fondly, or something..?
     
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    chargerxr Dedicated LVC Member

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    It's actually very easy. I've done 2, and plan on doing another this summer. You'll need hood, bumper cover, grill, both fenders,header panel, cowl pieces, and inner fender shields from a 1st gen. Probably the biggest hassle is removing and welding the 1st gen hood latch to the 2nd gen. You will also have to cut a small section out the bottom of a stock gen 1 hood to clear the egr valve.
     
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    Another cross gen. Looking forward to process pics! :)
     

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