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Old 10-24-2009, 03:40 PM
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Question muscle to rhino swap miscellaneous parts

I am planning on swapping my muscle grill for a rhino. I have the rhino grill itself, the "fog light" cover plates, the headlamps, headlamp buckets, and headlamp surround rings. What else am I missing? I took off my muscle grill to get an idea on what else was needed and notice none of the mounting brackets for the rhino seem to match up other then the bottom center hold and that one I'm not sure how to screw in.

Does anyone have a parts list or some pictures of the swap I can work from?
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Old 10-24-2009, 03:44 PM
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The Rhino should just bolt in using existing holes. The only fab work will be getting your headlight buckets mounted.
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Old 10-24-2009, 03:50 PM
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You will have all your old mounting brackets sticking out...most people grind or cut them off.

I did, then decided to switch back to a Muscle and now I'm trying to get them back!

I would keep your truck Muscle...it looks mint, and is year original...But, that's just my opinion.
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Old 10-24-2009, 03:59 PM
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I have seen people do the work needed for the headlamp buckets, so I think I'm okay there, but it would just not seem the grill bolts up. I thought that was the easy part.
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Old 10-24-2009, 08:02 PM
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Do a search. There are a lot of threads about this swap.
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Old 10-25-2009, 09:52 AM
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I would keep your truck Muscle...it looks mint, and is year original...But, that's just my opinion.


X2, it looks great already. I seem to be the only person here that isn't bonkers over the rhino grilles. Muscle grilles are my 2nd favorite, next to the bOObie.

When you're done with your old one, I might be interested in buying it if it's in good shape.
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Old 10-25-2009, 09:55 AM
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I have seen people do the work needed for the headlamp buckets, so I think I'm okay there, but it would just not seem the grill bolts up. I thought that was the easy part.

The grill itself will bolt right up, no modification is needed. Pie plates bolt directly in also. You will need to modify the attachment for mounting the lights.
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Old 10-25-2009, 11:36 AM
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Okay, I see better now in the sunlight how the grill will bolt in. Looks like I have to move or somehow squeeze the tranny cooler back a little bit first then I can mount up the grill.
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