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Old 03-09-2019, 11:24 AM   #1
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anyone use aftermarket 81-87 Grille Surround Trim?

Im about to put a large order for parts in at LMC - one item I am looking to buy is the thin trim that goes around the grille opening on the 81-87 trucks. the stuff i have is all bent up. Anyone used these trim pieces? I've had bad luck with aftermarket not fitting at all, I'm hoping these work ok.

Any opinions before I order? I can always go hunting in the junk yards for a set but not sure I would find much locally.
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Old 03-10-2019, 01:10 AM   #2
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Re: anyone use aftermarket 81-87 Grille Surround Trim?

This is the LMC set. Not near as thick as the originals.. The plastic clips "ghost" through the trim. The over-lap between the pieces is terrible. Overall, I'd rate them a 5 out of 10. Pretty much the only option if you need it. Not show quality, but good enough for a daily driver.
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Old 03-10-2019, 01:17 AM   #3
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Re: anyone use aftermarket 81-87 Grille Surround Trim?

I have the LMC stuff. It’s junk. As stated, 5 out of 10 rating.
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Old 03-10-2019, 01:36 PM   #4
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Re: anyone use aftermarket 81-87 Grille Surround Trim?

fully agree with above comments
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Old 03-10-2019, 03:17 PM   #5
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Re: anyone use aftermarket 81-87 Grille Surround Trim?

Thanks for the replies - sounds like its not worth buying. I'll have to make a trip to the parts yard and see if I can assemble a set from there.
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Old 03-10-2019, 03:19 PM   #6
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Re: anyone use aftermarket 81-87 Grille Surround Trim?

I had to massage mine to make it fit decent, but I purchased mine from classic industries.
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