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retrofit a 74-75' GMC grill in my 78' k5?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ncgamedog, Mar 17, 2006.

  1. ncgamedog

    ncgamedog 1/2 ton status

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    i was looking at it and the GMC grill is alot deeper than my bowtie grill. i could remove the hood latch support and trim the outer supports to make it fit, but i am worried about weaking the flat pan (or what ever you call it) at the top. A lot of butts and bellys rest there while wrenching under the hood. i can't see a clean way to re-support it after its removed. has anyone ever tackled somthing like this? and finding new or junkyard parts for 74-75 is like pulling teeth. no on LMC or chevy duty:( i checked. thanks - justin
     
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    1985_K5_Silverado 1/2 ton status

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    Did you try JC Whitney, just for the hell of it?
     
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    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    What the difference is with both GMC and Chevy is from 73-76, the grill's were deep. In 77 they started using a shallower grill. 77+ grill's will fit in a pre-76 rig, but not vice versa.
     
  4. Russell

    Russell LB7 Tahoe Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Also, 73 & 74 grills are different from the rest. They are not flat like the later years.
     
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    spoolnaround 1/2 ton status

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    Find a 74-75 core support and hood latch and swap all of it. Junk yard time.
     
  6. R77K10

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    the center grille vertical support is different too and the hood pull handle changed locations, cut out in the grille


    good luck
     

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