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Has anyone installed 85+ grille & headlights in a '83 core support

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by IGOR, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. IGOR

    IGOR 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Has anyone installed 85+ grille & headlights in a \'83 core support

    I got a screaming deal on a grille, headlights, and bezels from an '85 - which I thought would fit just fine in an '83 - nope - the core support is different around the headlight buckets - is there an easy way to modify this, or am I stuck either getting correct '83 bezels or the core support from the '85?
     
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    Re: Has anyone installed 85+ grille & headlights in a \'83 core support

    the only reason a 85 grille would fit into a 83 support is one is 2 lights the other is 4 lights. the 83-87,88 core supports are the same, same part number even, depending on 2 or 4 light.

    81 and 82 are WAY different.

    my 83 k10 had a 85 grille in it.
     
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    Re: Has anyone installed 85+ grille & headlights in a \'83 core support

    My core support is from an 83 and my grill and bezels are from the 87. They fit perfect.

    My guess is (like stated above) one of them is single headlight and the other is dual.
     
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    Re: Has anyone installed 85+ grille & headlights in a \'83 core support

    I installed a grill out of a 85 K5 in a 81 burb core support

    [​IMG]
     
  5. IGOR

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    Re: Has anyone installed 85+ grille & headlights in a \'83 core support

    Okay - so yes I have a single headlight '83 - so has anyone done a single to a double?

    Jeff- it looks like you did it - how did it work?
     
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    Re: Has anyone installed 85+ grille & headlights in a \'83 core support

    At some point, the screws that hold the grille in place on the bottom corners changed as well, and that metal piece that crosses right behind the bumper changed due to that as well.

    Not a major deal, but it IS different. I'm thinking that changed '84 to '85, but I'm not positive.
     
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    Re: Has anyone installed 85+ grille & headlights in a \'83 core support

    had to of changed 82 to 83 most likely,
     

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