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Will a 1980 grille fit on a 1985?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 1985_K5_Silverado, Jan 5, 2006.

  1. 1985_K5_Silverado

    1985_K5_Silverado 1/2 ton status

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    Will a 1980 K5 grille insert be a straight swap (dimensionally and attachment points) for the grille insert in a 1985 K5?

    I love that awesome egg-crate look from '80, and would like to have a readily available '80 repro grille prepped and shot to match the rest of the midnight blue '85 Blazer when I have it repainted in the factory color this spring. Thanks in advance for any info.
     
  2. noahrob

    noahrob 1/2 ton status Author

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    Check LMC or JCWhitney for year compatability. I think LMC has a section in the front of their catalog dedicated to this. For fenders etc...the years are 1973 - 1980. 1981 - 1986 are different, but grilles might be different than fenders. Also, if your truck is ugly like mine, you can always figure out a way to screw/wire/tape/glue the damn thing on there.
     
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    it will fit .........................if you change the core support , hood , and fenders :thumb:
     
  4. 1985_K5_Silverado

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    Well, it looks like '81 was a sea change, so I'm out of luck. I see a lot of blingy overpriced billet grilles, but I just want that big egg-crate look, like the 1980 grilles. Oh well, a good custom shop can probably make you anything if you throw enough money at it :(
     

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