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Offline Ramcharger Taylor

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86 Grille Insert in a 85 Grille Surround
« on: November 18, 2020, 02:43:03 pm »
Hello, Ive been doing alot of digging round here on this.  Looks like most threads are on whether the full grill from a earlier/later model can go into a earlier/later model.

But I have a 1985 Grille with the "eggcrate" style grille insert.  From pictures of parts it looks like the 1986 cross style Grille insert will fit in it?  I would like to put the 86 grille insert in my 85 grille frame, not swapping headlights or any other items.
Does anyone know if this is true or false?

Hope that's clear enough pictures to help.
Again I have grille #1 and want grille #2.

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    Re: 86 Grille Insert in a 85 Grille Surround
    « Reply #1 on: November 18, 2020, 04:13:07 pm »
    I'm thinking the 84-5 is different than the 86-90 , I know the headlamp surrounds are at a different "height"
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    Re: 86 Grille Insert in a 85 Grille Surround
    « Reply #2 on: November 18, 2020, 05:24:16 pm »
    The grilles are different, meaning, every part of the grille is different, the surround, the grille insert, and the headlamp bezels.  I think even the core support is different.  You have to swap everything at once, no one part will swap over.

    Note how the surround separates the grille insert from the headlamp bezels on the old style grille and does not on the later style:

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    Re: 86 Grille Insert in a 85 Grille Surround
    « Reply #3 on: November 18, 2020, 06:31:10 pm »
    Thanks!  That is exactly the info I needed.

     

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