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Old 03-13-2023, 06:14 PM   #1
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81 grill LMC

Been shopping for grill

Anyone bought the premium grill #1 and chrome headlight bezels # 7 ?

https://www.lmctruck.com/1973-87-che...mponents-chevy

Im guessing these are the same that Summit racing sells by Holly


Are these nice quality pieces #1, #7 ?
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Old 03-13-2023, 06:47 PM   #2
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Re: 81 grill LMC

Hmm just found these guys

https://www.usa1industries.com/1981-...ory-style.html

https://www.usa1industries.com/1973-...es/index2.html
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Old 03-13-2023, 07:22 PM   #3
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Re: 81 grill LMC

The LMC and USA1 both say they a GM Authorized reproduction parts. You canít go wrong with those. I havenít use the 81, but I have used the 85-87 GM Authorized grille. And I can tell you that there is a difference in the GM Authorized and regular ole aftermarket grilles. Better quality and fitment.
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Old 03-13-2023, 07:28 PM   #4
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Re: 81 grill LMC

Im looking for the best price, on the best grill.

dont know if those two I posted are the same but one is $199 and one $159

Never knew about USA1

The Truck Shop in Orange service and catalog sucks maybe their grills do to, and Ive got junk from Brothers before


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Im looking for the best price, on the best grill.

dont know if those two I posted are the same but one is $199 and one $159

Never knew about USA1

The Truck Shop in Orange service and catalog sucks maybe their grills do to, and Ive got junk from Brothers before
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Just read in the description. If itís a GM Authorized Reproduction grille, then itís a well made grille. I would gladly pay a little more money. Iíve used both and there is definitely a difference in quality
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Old 03-13-2023, 08:19 PM   #6
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Re: 81 grill LMC

Keep us updated on what you get.. my 81 has 3 broke bars in it and I've been thinking about replacing it
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Old 03-13-2023, 11:48 PM   #7
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Re: 81 grill LMC

I got an 81-82 grille a couple months ago. Haven't installed it yet, but it's a TriPlus part, ordered from USA-1. The grille looks very nice and my guess is that it will bolt up just fine. I haven't had a chance to install it yet though
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Old 03-14-2023, 12:04 PM   #8
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I got an 81-82 grille a couple months ago. Haven't installed it yet, but it's a TriPlus part, ordered from USA-1. The grille looks very nice and my guess is that it will bolt up just fine. I haven't had a chance to install it yet though
Thanks for the info

I called and messaged USA-1 and asked who the manufacturer of the grill is. They replied: "Unfortunately, we do not have that information listed. Our apologies"

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Thanks for the info

I called and messaged USA-1 and asked who the manufacturer of the grill is. They replied: "Unfortunately, we do not have that information listed. Our apologies"

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Of course they don't have it listed

I will say that my dad ordered the grille, headlight bezels, hardware kit for the grille, and turn signals back in early December. The grille and headlight bezels didn't show up until end of January. We got a notification that the front turn signal assemblies finally shipped yesterday. Still haven't seen that little hardware kit.

I know Auto Metal Direct sells the triplus grilles, but they didn't have one in stock when my dad was ordering my Christmas present that still hasn't completely showed up yet.

In the Triplus box is the grille, the headlight bezels are in the white bags
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