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Old 04-25-2017, 04:20 PM   #1
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1987 blazer grille replacement

Hey guy, quick question. What's the best way to install the grille on this thing? This is a brand new replacement grill so warping shouldn't be an issue. I've taken out the headlight buckets, so the path to where it goes is clear. But I swear I've turned and twisted this thing six ways from Sunday but it won't fit. Looks like it's about a quarter inch too tall. Is this a common thing for replacement grills to be ill fitting, or am I just not doing it right?
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Old 04-26-2017, 02:08 PM   #2
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Re: 1987 blazer grille replacement

Pull a tape, hole to hole on the grille and mounting points. Just to check. I wouldn't expect it to be off enough to matter, but it doesn't hurt to verify. I can't remember the trick to it though, I don't think I've ever had one fight me. Can you not drop the bottom in low as possible then lean the top in?
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Re: 1987 blazer grille replacement

Tipping the top in and then working the bottom in is what I ended up doing. I got it and it looks good. But dang i was scared i was gonna break it the whole time.
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