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Old 04-04-2017, 07:48 PM   #1
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radiator support help

So I have a radiator support that someone had cut off the headlight cups on. Does any know why someone would cut these off and is there someone I can just buy the headlight support part? Or know of a way I could make something so my light sit right?
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Old 04-04-2017, 10:11 PM   #2
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Re: radiator support help

Why would someone cut them off????

I think you are going to have to find a new core support or rescue the headlight mounts from another core support.
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Old 04-05-2017, 02:45 AM   #3
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I do not know...

well anyone have a crappy radiator support with good light dishes lol
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Old 04-05-2017, 07:41 AM   #4
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The cup that the headlight sets in is just mounted with 2 screws and a spring. Take a picture so everyone understands the problem. I will have to look but probably have just the cups.
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Old 04-05-2017, 04:18 PM   #5
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Re: radiator support help

Was it a GMC support? If so, someone may have removed the headlight brackets so they could use the support on a chevy.

Good luck finding some, Rg
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Old 04-05-2017, 11:53 PM   #6
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Was it a GMC support? If so, someone may have removed the headlight brackets so they could use the support on a chevy.

Good luck finding some, Rg

I will post pics tonight. I think it was a gmc rad support. Which may be why they cut it.
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Old 04-06-2017, 06:44 PM   #7
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Old 04-06-2017, 06:45 PM   #8
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Old 04-06-2017, 06:57 PM   #9
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Re: radiator support help

Okay, 2 things I see.

One is yeah, someone cut the jimmy part off so they could change to a chevy grill. Do you have a grill? Is it the chevy or the gmc grill? Check this thread, especially post #5, it talks about changing the gmc to a chevy support by removing the parts your's is missing.
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=143068

Second, the fenders are 69-72 chevy fenders, not GMC fenders. You do have the 69-72 gmc hood latch assembly. Not sure about the center grill support.

Maybe you should just run a 69-72 chevy grill...

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Old 04-07-2017, 12:16 AM   #10
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I have a Chevy grill. I did not know the hood latch was different. Will I need to swap the hood latch?
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Old 04-07-2017, 09:14 AM   #11
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I'm not sure, the latches are the same except the GMC handle is shifted off to the side to miss the center part of the gmc grill. If it interferes with the Chevy grill you will need the chevy hood latch.

I'm curious, was this truck together or apart when you got it? I'm asking because I can't see how the chevy headlight buckets are going to go on there with out some extra holes (square ones at that) being in the radiator support.

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Old 04-07-2017, 11:16 AM   #12
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I'm not sure, the latches are the same except the GMC handle is shifted off to the side to miss the center part of the gmc grill. If it interferes with the Chevy grill you will need the chevy hood latch.

I'm curious, was this truck together or apart when you got it? I'm asking because I can't see how the chevy headlight buckets are going to go on there with out some extra holes (square ones at that) being in the radiator support.



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Yes it was together. Had a Chevy grill on it. Lights were held on with some zip ties. There was a metal bucket on there but held on by zip ties. Didn't look stock so I took it off. Thinking back it may have been the second gmc bucket. I'll check when I get home.
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Old 04-07-2017, 11:27 AM   #13
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I have a rad support I can remove everything I will get pictures tonight.
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Old 04-07-2017, 11:31 AM   #14
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Yes it was together. Had a Chevy grill on it. Lights were held on with some zip ties. There was a metal bucket on there but held on by zip ties. Didn't look stock so I took it off. Thinking back it may have been the second gmc bucket. I'll check when I get home.
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Well, the good news is the hood latch was obviously working so you should be good with that. The zipties, no bueno... You will need to get the 69-72 bucket mounts (see pic) and position them, and either drill and screw them on or weld them on. Then the headlight bucket is held on by a spring and 2 adjusting screws. You MIGHT be able to make this work without the part circled in red below, but I have never tried it so I can't be sure about that.

Remember, trucks are fun, I have to keep repeating that so I don't sell mine.

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Old 04-07-2017, 02:20 PM   #15
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I have a rad support I can remove everything I will get pictures tonight.
Yes! that would be amazing. PM me if you have some
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Old 04-07-2017, 02:23 PM   #16
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Well, the good news is the hood latch was obviously working so you should be good with that. The zipties, no bueno... You will need to get the 69-72 bucket mounts (see pic) and position them, and either drill and screw them on or weld them on. Then the headlight bucket is held on by a spring and 2 adjusting screws. You MIGHT be able to make this work without the part circled in red below, but I have never tried it so I can't be sure about that.

Remember, trucks are fun, I have to keep repeating that so I don't sell mine.

Good luck, Rg

Yea my worry with fabricating one would be trying to position it right. This is why I wanted to get a pair and just weld or bolt on like you suggested.

Yea I had some choice words when I found the zip tied on lights. Some people just never do stuff right...
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Old 04-08-2017, 09:01 AM   #17
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Here is what I have I will nee d to at least remove the grill to cut them off. 25 ea. plus shipping I would think I could get them in a medium flat rate for 18 let me know if still interested.
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Old 04-09-2017, 02:58 PM   #18
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Have them removed they will fit in a medium flat rate.
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Old 04-16-2017, 02:04 PM   #19
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It appears that those dual cups are the only thing different about about the GMC/Chevrolet supports. I always thought they were much more different from each other. I have some sources that I'll check with to see if I can get you some. It's all goes back to GMC discrimination..
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Old 04-20-2017, 11:16 PM   #20
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I was looking on ebay they have 7 inch round headlight mounts that would probably work too. Here is the link http://m.ebay.com/itm/Pair-Mounting-...%257Ciid%253A1
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Old 04-20-2017, 11:56 PM   #21
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Well the 7 inchers won't work with the GMC trim pieces as they are 5 1/4". Are you gonna use a GMC grille or Chevrolet?
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