I had an accident with my pontaiac van

Tiny
TERRILYNN01
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  • 2008 PONTIAC MONTANA
  • V6
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 198,000 MILES
Front end damage with my Pontiac van (2008) and I found a Chevrolet uplander van (2008). Model looks so much alike, wanted to know if the vans are compatible to switch the front end part from the uplander to my Montana?
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Sunday, April 12th, 2015 AT 12:29 PM

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Tiny
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No uplander is a smaller version so parts are not interchangeable.
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Sunday, April 12th, 2015 AT 12:57 PM
Tiny
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Oh really. They look identical !
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Sunday, April 12th, 2015 AT 1:01 PM
Tiny
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My mistake it is the same but there may be some difference in suspension parts. Same with sheet metal is different
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Sunday, April 12th, 2015 AT 3:36 PM
Tiny
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I m not sure what suspension parts that would be.I need whole front clip. And right side fender?Would that be ok do switch over?
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Sunday, April 12th, 2015 AT 4:07 PM
Tiny
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Also do u have a rough idea on what the price range that ll be in the shop to switch over front end to other van?Hours?Days. Thx u have been awesome helping me out :) very sweet.
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Sunday, April 12th, 2015 AT 4:32 PM
Tiny
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The fenders off of a uplander are going to be different than a Montana I'm sure so that is out. At least on pickups and newer vans I know that is the case. It has to do with headlights and grill for fenders also stuff like header panel where rad bolts to may be different. Probably suspensions will be similar. As far as a shop there doing it see if you can find one first as a lot will not do it because they aren't supplying parts and if they do they will charge more to do it labor wise. That is because they have to tear it off one and put it on another but I know sheet metal isn't going to work anyhow.
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Sunday, April 12th, 2015 AT 5:03 PM

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