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1978 grill and headlight trim

Discussion in 'Wanted' started by Preston, Aug 6, 2019.

  1. Preston

    Preston Full Access Member

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    I’m looking for a grill and headlight trim for my van searching online some seem too cheap, there is too much difference in cost is it worth the extra for the higher cost items?
     
  2. Craig 85

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    The truck and van grills are different. The attachment tabs on the upper section of a van grill are set back further than a truck (1/2"). Sorry the picture isn't too clear, but you get the idea. Van is on top.

    Van vs truck grill.JPG
     
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    Does this mean that with some simple craft work a van grill will fit a truck?
     
  4. bucket

    bucket Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, I've done just that a few times.

    The '78 to early 80's vans used the very same truck grille as the '77-'79 trucks.
     
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    These are '85 grills. I measured the tabs at the bottom and they look the same. It shouldn't be hard to modify the van grill to fit a truck.
     
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    What do the headlight trims look like
     
  7. Preston

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    Will this work?

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    Yea. Theyre diff. I have ones for trucks
     
  9. Preston

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    Thanks for your help .......this van is ready to go back in service another survivor
     
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