Vanning.com logo
Boxdin
Site Navigation


Advertisements
Recent Posts
Charlotte NC Vanners Wanted
by blackfeather - June 16th 2021 6:43 pm
1976 G30 fuel tank upgrade EFI
by JamieBBQ - June 16th 2021 5:43 pm
Dodge tail light lenses
by dat521 - June 16th 2021 4:36 pm
My 72 Dodge Chop Project
by Lee7673 - June 16th 2021 3:38 pm
Chevy TBI headers?
by Juntao_DW - June 16th 2021 3:04 pm
Featured Links
Vanning.Com is a an authorized Amsoil Dealer


Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
2005 to 1976 grill and bumper swap?
#776669 May 24th 2021 9:23 pm
Joined: Mar 2021
Posts: 39
Likes: 1
S
newbie
OP Offline
newbie
S
Joined: Mar 2021
Posts: 39
Likes: 1
I love the old GM full size vans. I have an 2005 Safari. Just thinking The shape isn't too far off, haven't looked up the dimensions of the vans yet. Kind of a mix of old and new.
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
Change the grill, front and rear bumper, add the side markers and 1970 C10 taillights. I know anything is possible, been looking at Lee7673's work, but how hard would it be.

Re: 2005 to 1976 grill and bumper swap?
SafariTim #776689 May 25th 2021 9:40 am
Joined: Mar 2020
Posts: 133
Likes: 2
L
member
Offline
member
L
Joined: Mar 2020
Posts: 133
Likes: 2
Tim....shape isn't too far off???? Bro, if you can even come CLOSE to pulling that off, I'll bow to your capabilities. :-)

Re: 2005 to 1976 grill and bumper swap?
SafariTim #776773 May 26th 2021 10:53 pm
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 1,754
Likes: 40
veteran
Offline
veteran
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 1,754
Likes: 40
Sizes are a bit off and of course the Astro/Safari is way more rounded than the 71-77 G van which is more squared off. Anything is possible with enough time and metal working skill, but honestly, I would steer clear of trying it myself. Too much work involved and too little payoff in the end. I just don't think it would look right on the curved front end of the Astro/Safari.


[Linked Image from live.staticflickr.com]


Moderated by  Astro 

Link Copied to Clipboard
Donate


discovery
Who's Online Now
1 members (Charon), 1 guest and 4 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Van_Islander, ReRide, BlackPhoebe, johnculliford, desii
11959 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
SDMickey 216
frscke1 66
NateB 60
kursed 57
Lee7673 44
Forum Statistics
Forums68
Topics39,451
Posts547,158
Members11,959
Most Online177
May 8th, 2013

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4