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Old 08-09-2018, 07:38 PM   #1
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LMC's 'Special" edition 73-80 grill

I was looking on LMC's site for some parts and noticed they now make a "special edition" grill for the 73-80 trucks. It looks really thin and that is what I'm looking for so I can get more room to fit an intercooler behind the grill. Have any of you purchased one of these? If so what are your thoughts on it. I would hate to spend the money on one to find out they are trash. The standard grill is only $40 so I wouldn't feel bad about modifying it if I had to.

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Old 08-10-2018, 01:29 PM   #2
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Re: LMC's 'Special" edition 73-80 grill

I feel like I've seen something similar stamped out of real metal. Sheet metal anyway, not aluminum extrusions which they incorrectly call billet grills. I had to laugh when I saw that LMC listed "two years in development" as a feature.

I have a phantom grill on a parts truck and it is a very thin unit. Like three quarters of an inch and sits almost flush with the front of hood and fenders. Maybe that's an option? Not a huge fan of screened headlights myself, but it puts your grill bars way out front and could be cut to uncover the headlights.

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Re: LMC's 'Special" edition 73-80 grill

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I feel like I've seen something similar stamped out of real metal. Sheet metal anyway, not aluminum extrusions which they incorrectly call billet grills. I had to laugh when I saw that LMC listed "two years in development" as a feature.

I have a phantom grill on a parts truck and it is a very thin unit. Like three quarters of an inch and sits almost flush with the front of hood and fenders. Maybe that's an option? Not a huge fan of screened headlights myself, but it puts your grill bars way out front and could be cut to uncover the headlights.
I laughed at that 2 years in production thing too! Do they offer a phantom grill for the 73-80s? I could run a billet grill but I was wanting to keep a more stock appearing look on it. I think I'll probably just trim a used grill to start out with. I'm not totally in love with the price tag on the special edition grill.
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:31 PM   #4
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I would hate to spend the money on one to find out they are trash.
Its a plastic grill. Its trash.
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Old 08-14-2018, 09:59 AM   #5
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I laughed at that 2 years in production thing too! Do they offer a phantom grill for the 73-80s? I could run a billet grill but I was wanting to keep a more stock appearing look on it. I think I'll probably just trim a used grill to start out with. I'm not totally in love with the price tag on the special edition grill.
Good question. I'm not sure I've ever seen a phantom grill on the earlier nose.
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Re: LMC's 'Special" edition 73-80 grill

You could buy a billet and buy the emblem they offer for this grille. My billet is only about 1/2-3/4" so should provide alot of clearance for you

But 75-79 grilles are only about 2.5in
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