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Grill/Bezel Conversion from 79 to later models
#769642 January 13th 2021 9:16 pm
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There are a ton of threads on here with people asking about converting later model vans to the early 70's round headlight grill but I can't find any thread about converting a late 70's model to a later 85-91 style grill/bezel.

The 1979 bezels on my G30 are cracked and all the chrome is flaking off so I wanted to replace them but they are impossible to find. Alternatively, there are a lot of bezels and grills for the 85-91 models available.

Does anyone know if later grilles and headlights will bolt up to the 1979 model without major modification? Are the mounting holes in the same spot? Thanks!

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Re: Grill/Bezel Conversion from 79 to later models
theroadhaus #769663 January 14th 2021 12:34 pm
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Somebody around here knows, but I'm sorry... It's not me.
I only ever researched going from a '92 to '77 and under.
When that proved to be more than I wanted to do, I just painted my existing grille.

I kind of looked into going the '85-'91 route, but I got hung up somewhere, and I can't remember what the issue was... or even if there was an issue.
I might have just changed my mind.

I just went to the LMC catalogue and saw pictures of the various grilles.
You can kind of see some of the attachment points on each style.
That might be of some help?

Here's a link to what I was looking at:
Link to grilles


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