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Old 11-26-2011, 08:15 AM   #26
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Re: checking interest for factory brush guards

So were these dealer add on or an actual option?
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Old 11-26-2011, 08:50 AM   #27
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Dealer installed or over the parts counter. However it is possible that a fleet order vehicle aka COPO could have had an accessory installed prior to delivery by a completion center.
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Old 11-26-2011, 09:06 AM   #28
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Found an interesting anomaly....
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Old 11-26-2011, 09:39 AM   #29
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Here is the GMC grille guard on a Chevy truck.
Anything is possible. I bought this truck from the original owner. Judging by the rest of the truck and after talking to his daughter who was selling it (he passed), I think it came of the dealers lot that way.

I have that grille guard off the truck at the moment if anyone want pictures/dimensions.
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Old 11-27-2011, 01:21 PM   #30
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I would be interested in one like that factory GMC guard.
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:07 AM   #31
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Re: checking interest for factory brush guards

BLAZERMAN, very good info and pics, the other brush guard I have is a luverne, but it doesn't look quite like the one in the pic. luverne is a aftermarket company in South Dakota that is still in business today. Its my understanding that in 70-77 they had a contract with GM and supplied dealerships with some brush guards and headache racks.
SS Tim why do you call that advertisement a anomaly ??
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Old 11-29-2011, 01:00 AM   #32
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Tim you are right about the COPO trucks. I almost bought a suburban last year that had one on it from the factory, but it had been a government truck. It has radiator grille guard listed on the spid.
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Old 11-29-2011, 01:01 AM   #33
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SS Tim why do you call that advertisement a anomaly ??
It shows a Chevrolet truck with a GMC type grille guard. Note the uprights are inboard of the turn signals just like Shaky's guard/truck.
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Old 11-29-2011, 01:24 AM   #34
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Tim I understand what your saying but I don't think I would call it a anomaly. just think about all the GMC trucks you have seen with the "CHEVY" style grill guard on them, I really think that kind of stuff was pretty much the norm. I bet the brush guards were made and sent to dealers without much thought or care given to the difference between the two.
75gmc454, VERY cool that's the first SPID that I've seen with the brush guard option on it, thanks for sharing that
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:40 AM   #35
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Re: checking interest for factory brush guards

Good stuff, put me in line for one... Thanks
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:00 AM   #36
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Re: checking interest for factory brush guards

Subscribed and I would be willing to partake depending on the final price. If it's 200 plus shipping I'm in.

Or I may just have to make one using 1x2 stock in the same outlines.
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:43 PM   #37
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Re: checking interest for factory brush guards

UPDATE.... Legal issues are going to prevent me from making "exact" copies of the GM part numbered brush guards,(patent and copyright issues) I am currently working on modifying my jig just enough to be able to make them without crossing legal lines.
They will be very similar but "NOT" copies of the originals. I am also working on one that will be a direct bolt on application, the "originals" required a hole to be drilled on the top of the bumper. I am moving into a shop so I have room to work on my projects and still have enough room to build some of these brush guards. as soon as I get settled into the shop and get a couple "prototypes" made I will post pics and info. thanks Coop
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VERY nice Coop ! .

As a Farm Boy born & bred , I like this but I'm not sure it'd look good on my '69 C/10 base model .

I hope you're able to make these as I know some folks would kill for one .
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:27 PM   #39
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Re: checking interest for factory brush guards

Nate, it's purely personal. everyone has different taste's, and it's solely up to each individual. I personally think brush guards look good on just about "any" truck, but that's just my opinion.
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Yep ;

As a Farm Boy I highly agree ~ if I had a '67 , I'd say " sign me up ! " but the pix of '68/'69's gave me pause .

Am I to take it your recovery is doing well ? .

I'm struggling right now but refuse to give up .

I'm heading out to - morrow on a multi - day Road Trip in my '69 and planning a TEXAS trip in Spring or Summer .
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Old 02-28-2012, 05:37 PM   #41
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I have a 67 chevy 4x4 so put me down also on the list.
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:31 PM   #42
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I would be interested, depending what the prototype looks like and cost....for now get well, and contact me when the guard happens. I was going to build one myself, but I could be working on something else on the truck, while your at the brush guards
Coop, sorry bud but will have to back out....had one fall in my lap. Good luck with your venture, and congrats on the new work space
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jaros44sr, consider yourself lucky if its a "original"
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Re: checking interest for factory brush guards

At one time i bought two NOS ones from a guy in New York.

I think i may have sold the one to Blazerman. Not sure though. Sold it to someone out West.
Can't remember who i sold the other one to.

They are a great looking piece on a truck IMO.

Sometime i will put one on a short step.

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jaros44sr, consider yourself lucky if its a "original"
Well, i must be lucky, because it has numbers on it....
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UPDATE.... Legal issues are going to prevent me from making "exact" copies of the GM part numbered brush guards,(patent and copyright issues) I am currently working on modifying my jig just enough to be able to make them without crossing legal lines.
Just a thought here, if you made a factory style grille guard but extended it vertically to better fit the '69-72 front end. It might make everyone happy and keep "cease and desist" from your mailbox. Do a poll and see how many want the '67-68 size or would be interested in an upsized '69-72 version. Could even bring back some who thought the stock setup was lacking continuity on later Chevrolet trucks.
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here is the one that came on my 71 longhorn when I bought it
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i would be interested. or am i too late to chime in?
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any updates? i would really like to find one of these
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