Hilux Vigo Cosmetic Query

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Gielie01
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Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:38 pm

Good Day to all

I have been reading and searching through the forum somewhat and have not come to an exact conclusion.

The Vigo shape hilux had a number of "cosmetic" changes.
I am in the process of fixing a lux i bought from a salvage operator.

Now, this is an early model 05/06 however i do like the look of the later generation Vigo's with the clear lights and or legend 45 lights.

My question is, what all entailed these cosmetic changes?
Did the font fenders or the wheel arches change?

Would these light be bolt in to the fenders? as if my eyes are not fooling me, the corners of the headlights on the late models seem to look different.

Any advise and or help would be appreciated

Regards
Chris

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Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:52 pm

Gielie01 wrote:Good Day to all

I have been reading and searching through the forum somewhat and have not come to an exact conclusion.

The Vigo shape hilux had a number of "cosmetic" changes.
I am in the process of ficing a lux i bought fromn a salavge operator.

Now, this is an early model 05/06 however i do like the look of the later generation Vigo's with the clear lights and or legend 45 lights.

My question is, what all entailed these cosmetic changes?
Did the font fenders or the wheel arches change?

Would these light be bolt in to the fenders? as if my eyes are not fooling me, the corners of the headlights on the late models seem to look different.

Any advise and or help would be appreciated

Regards
Chris
I know the rear ones will fit 100% . As for the front , you will need to replace the bonnet , fender, grille and possibly the bumper too.
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Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:41 am

Yes the latest facelift with the wide scoop is completely different so it would mean the bonnet, front grille, front bumper and probably the fenders too.

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Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:59 pm

Hello..
I would like to know If you came right changing these parts. I'm myself looking at doing it.

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Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:45 pm

Bradmclaren wrote:Hello..
I would like to know If you came right changing these parts. I'm myself looking at doing it.
Infact I did. It is not complete as of yet. Awaiting some of the plastics.

But it is all or nothing

Bonnet
Fenders
Bumper
Lights
Grill

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Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:04 pm

Looking good.

So by me replacing the whole front end...
Both fenders
Both headlights
Grill
Cradle
Bonnet
Not doing bumper as I'm fitting a replacement.

What all else should I replace in the front.

I am doing the tail light's and mirrors at the same time.

Thank you

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Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:17 am

The facelifts were cosmetic so the underpinnings are the same. As a matter of fact my 2006 model has provision for the external temperature probe behind the grill even though no temperature display was installed in the instrument cluster and it only cam out in later models.

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Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:39 am

Chris, hoeveel kos die voor ligte?
Groot berge en lang grondpaaie

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Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:33 am

pieta.swanepoel wrote:Chris, hoeveel kos die voor ligte?
Ek het vir n rukkie rondgeshop en 2 in goeie kondisie by n scrappy gekry teen R550 elk as ek reg onthou.

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Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:37 am

Bradmclaren wrote:Looking good.

So by me replacing the whole front end...
Both fenders
Both headlights
Grill
Cradle
Bonnet
Not doing bumper as I'm fitting a replacement.

What all else should I replace in the front.

I am doing the tail light's and mirrors at the same time.

Thank you
Sounda like you have it all planned out. I still have to do tailllights and I am thinking about the mirrors.

A keen eye would still be able to tell that its an early model vigo. As i still have the aerial on the A-pillar.

Next step would be to look at refurbing or replacing my dashboard skin. Its seen better days in its life. Possibly change it to the favelift spec to match the outside.

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