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'84 -> '91 Front Clip?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Logan, Jan 22, 2001.

  1. Logan

    Logan Registered Member

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    \'84 -> \'91 Front Clip?

    I've seen a lot of information on people swapping the 89-91 front clips onto their 70's Blazers, but I haven't heard from anyone who's done it to an '84.

    Can anyone tell me if I'm right in thinking that all I have to do is change the radiator support, grille & wiring? My body's in excellent shape up front, and I'd hate to have to add someone else's rust to my truck just for the new grille. I've got the four full-size over/under headlights, which I really like -- especially with the brights on, but I can't help drooling over the newer models.

    -Al.
     
  2. Blue85

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    Re: \'84 -> \'91 Front Clip?

    Yes, it is pretty straightforward. The sheetmetal on your '84 is the same as that put on the 89-91's. Check out the tech section of this site and the numerous threads that have been posted before. The easiest way is to get all of these parts from an 89-91 Blazer, Jimmy, Suburban or Dually 1-ton pickup. If yours is a Chevy vs. GMC and the donor truck is the wrong one, the difference is only in one piece, the center grill section. I also posted about doing this swap without the radiator support, but it takes more fabrication.

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  3. rocko

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    Re: \'84 -> \'91 Front Clip?

    Check out the technical section... or do a search for "MUDZER" and look at his Parts list and step by step how to ...
    I believe the radiator core support is different in 89-91 since the headlights were smaller then previous years..
    Neil "mudzer" even does a parts checklist/breakdown including part numbers.

    (updated) <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.rocko.coloradok5.com>http://www.rocko.coloradok5.com</A>
     
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    Re: \'84 -> \'91 Front Clip?

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.coloradok5.com/grilleswap.shtml>http://www.coloradok5.com/grilleswap.shtml</A>

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  5. Logan

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    Re: \'84 -> \'91 Front Clip?

    Beautiful! Thanks guys. This place just keeps saving me money (and time!)...

    -Al.
     

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