a note to all attempting a 98+ from 94-97 front end swap:
IT WOULD BE A HECK OF A LOT EASIER WITH A FRIEND!!!
that being said, i unknowingly did the swap myself today and regretted it.
took me about 4 hours. i ate 4 hot dogs and did a lot of stuff in between, the how to on here was a lot of help but also had a lot of things missing.
the how to did not include removing and reinstalling the windshield washer reservoir, the air box, and the wiring.
the how to does not touch on the wiring at all, and left me there to figure it out myself, which wasn't a big deal. the headlight harness also includes 2 plugs in it for the abs, and there is a large junction right beside the abs box. i had to disconnect the junction by the abs box, and snake the abs plugs, horn plug, and washer pump plugs along with the headlight harness all through the rad support. it was a bear, and i really wanted to just cut the friggen thing but i remained patient and got it all out.
half way through, left the a/c condenser and radiator hanging so i wouldnt have to drain the rad or recharge the a/c.
right headlight fits like a mixture of ass and butt, i am going to figure it out another day. i was really dirty, sweaty, bloody, and had a hell of a sore back so i will tackle the right lamp tomorrow i suppose.
i utilized the blazer harness for the pigtails, and every light works like it should. taking the air bag sensors from one core support to the next was tough as well.
this thing needs to be lowered soo bad