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1974 - 78 Dodge Van Grille & Hood #739831
August 27th 2018 1:59 pm
August 27th 2018 1:59 pm
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Re: 1974 - 78 Dodge Van Grille & Hood [Re: Dyno_Dave] #739832
August 27th 2018 2:46 pm
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Wow, pretty rough looking parts, the grille appears to have almost all the mounting tabs broken. I have 2 NOS grilles in the original boxes if I ever need one.

Re: 1974 - 78 Dodge Van Grille & Hood [Re: Dyno_Dave] #739833
August 27th 2018 3:29 pm
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Have we really reached that point? $350 for crusty junk? I might have to start hoarding parts at the pick-n-pull on the 50% off days, or maybe just reselling. I have seen at least three mid Dodges, a mid Ford, and several third gen Fords go through my local pick-n-pull in the last couple months, all of which had chrome bumpers, decent grills, and other good parts.


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Re: 1974 - 78 Dodge Van Grille & Hood [Re: Dyno_Dave] #739834
August 27th 2018 4:29 pm
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Ive been doing that, going to my bone yard N stripping junkers for yrs, I have a whole shed just for Chevy van parts. My Grand kids are going to need them .... they are going to get harder to find to get parts from. N if you do find them they are going to want a fortune. Get them now at a reasonable price or pay thru the nose later !


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Re: 1974 - 78 Dodge Van Grille & Hood [Re: Dyno_Dave] #739839
August 27th 2018 8:07 pm
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I have two plastic ones and two aluminum ones in storage for the same reason. Dam I am loaded.


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Re: 1974 - 78 Dodge Van Grille & Hood [Re: Dyno_Dave] #739842
August 27th 2018 9:45 pm
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I wish I had a nickle for every dime I've spent on parts.......


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Re: 1974 - 78 Dodge Van Grille & Hood [Re: Reed] #739845
August 28th 2018 12:03 am
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Originally Posted by Reed
Have we really reached that point? $350 for crusty junk? I might have to start hoarding parts at the pick-n-pull on the 50% off days, or maybe just reselling. I have seen at least three mid Dodges, a mid Ford, and several third gen Fords go through my local pick-n-pull in the last couple months, all of which had chrome bumpers, decent grills, and other good parts.


Hey Reed, keep me in mind for those 3G Ford parts !!


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Re: 1974 - 78 Dodge Van Grille & Hood [Re: Dyno_Dave] #739864
August 28th 2018 11:47 am
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Yeah, I didn't post it because I thought it was a deal. I don't really know the values of these things. I just saw it, and thought maybe someone could use them.

I'm looking at a $200 bill just to get billet inserts for my van, then another $150 or so to get a new grille (mine is cracked, chrome fading). It's just what they cost, it seems. So the $350 for these didn't shock me (though my parts will be new).


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