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Old 06-27-2012, 05:19 AM   #1
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60-66 hood and grille combos

I save most of the 60-66 pics that I see.
I have collected quite a few shots of the different combos of hoods and grilles together.
I would like to do a post that shows all of the different combos for reference.
there are 5 different hoods, and 7 different grilles. that should give us 35 different combos, if we count painted-vs-chrome grilles that gets us 70 combos, if we count the 62 chev and gmc hoods as seperate because of the clear park lights we add 28 more... then if we count the modified to fit big truck grilles...and the hoods with shaved park lights...cowl hoods... 60-61 hoods on 64-66 trucks...this could go on forever!

some technical info:
all the hoods will bolt on to all the trucks. the only exception is the Low Cab Foward hood which is about 2 feet short.
When I put a 60-61 hood on my 65 (62-66) I noticed that the hood pin from the 60-61 is about 2 inches longer than the 62-66 pin. once that the pin was changed the hood latched perfectly.

all the grilles 60-66 chev/gmc 1/2 ton to 40 series use the same 2 upper outside bolt holes.
the breakdown should be:
60-66 gmc, 60-63 chev use the same 4 holes.
64-65-66 chev use the same 3 holes.
the big truck grilles can be modified to fit:
the 50-80 series chev use a flat: 90 degree angle grille support, so in order to utilize one of these grilles the bracket from a 1/2 ton-40 series grille must be installed.
the 60-63 chev grille will fit better if it is sectioned about an inch, however I do have a pic of a direct bolt on as well.
the 64-66 chev grille will fit if the CHEVROLET letters are removed from the top.
the gmc grilles are exactly the same as the light truck, except for the mounting bracket.
also, the 1/2 ton to 40 series grille support changed when gm switched away from the x frame in 63, so a 60-62 chev and gmc grille support will not work on a truck with a 63-66 frame without a little modification.

on to the pics:
please post up ones you have as well!

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Old 06-27-2012, 05:27 AM   #2
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Re: 60-66 hood and grille combos

stock chevy 60-61-62-63-64 (65-6 same as 64)
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Old 06-27-2012, 05:35 AM   #3
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Re: 60-66 hood and grille combos

stock gmc 60-61, 62 (clear park lights) 63-65, 66 (square grille letters)
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Old 06-27-2012, 05:44 AM   #4
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Re: 60-66 hood and grille combos

stock big chevy 60,61 (61 displayed the series # on the grille),62-63, and 64-65-66
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Old 06-27-2012, 05:48 AM   #5
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Re: 60-66 hood and grille combos

stock big gmc 60-61, 62-65 (school bus is a 62-clear park lamp),66
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:00 AM   #6
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Re: 60-66 hood and grille combos

60-hood 63 grille
61 hood 63 grille
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:10 AM   #7
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Re: 60-66 hood and grille combos

60 chev hood and grille on a 456 truck
60-61 gmc hood on a 66 gmc truck
60 chev hood and a gmc grille on a 456 truck
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:25 AM   #8
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Re: 60-66 hood and grille combos

a cut down 1960 big truck grille and a 60 hood, and an uncut (as far as I can tell) 1960 big truck grille and a 61 hood
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Re: 60-66 hood and grille combos

Dude, you are the man !

Thanks for taking the time to write this up !

I really wish Chevy would of produced a 'big series' 63.....
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:33 AM   #10
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Re: 60-66 hood and grille combos

Great history of hoods and grills there.

If and when I can find a 60-61 bubble hood I plan on swapping my 64 hood and will be changing out the single headlight grill for a dual bulb one.
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:52 AM   #11
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Re: 60-66 hood and grille combos

Very cool thread
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:58 PM   #12
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Re: 60-66 hood and grille combos

This is a great thread. Hopefully people will post more mix and match combos. I've been testing out this 61 Chevy hood on my 64. I also have a painted 62 grill and an aluminum 62 grill I'd like to try with this hood. I love the 62 grill but I'm not sure how it will look with the 61 hood.

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Old 06-27-2012, 02:11 PM   #13
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Re: 60-66 hood and grille combos

X2! Thanks for putting the time and effort into assembling and posting.


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Dude, you are the man !

Thanks for taking the time to write this up !

I really wish Chevy would of produced a 'big series' 63.....
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Also - here's a 1962-66 Chevy hood with amber turn signals on a 1960 GMC.

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Old 06-27-2012, 02:48 PM   #14
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Re: 60-66 hood and grille combos

here are some 60, and 61 hoods wth the 62 grille
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Re: 60-66 hood and grille combos

I can't help it, I still like that 1960 hood the best.
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Old 06-27-2012, 03:06 PM   #16
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Re: 60-66 hood and grille combos

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I was thinking about this last night, wondering what gm might have done, this might have been how they would have done it, this has the 63 grille, and the 456 CHEVROLET letters installed on the top.

the 63 grille is so big , like the gmc, it really would probably look fine by itself in the big truck opening
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Re: 60-66 hood and grille combos

63 chevy grille 62-66 gmc hood 60-63 body
60 chevy grille 62-66 gmc hood
63 chevy grille 62-66 gmc hood 456 body
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Re: 60-66 hood and grille combos

Cool stuff!! Here's a 62-66 hood on a '60...
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Re: 60-66 hood and grille combos

Hey, Jonzcustomshop I am glad to see someone put a chrome bumper in combo with the painted grille. I am finishing up a 64 LWB fleetside and I am using the same combo. I think its looks good.
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Re: 60-66 hood and grille combos

Heres my 60..when I bought the truck 10 years ago it took me a year to realize I had the wrong hood pods on mine..
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Re: 60-66 hood and grille combos

here is how my 65 looks now, 61 hood, chrome gmc grille with the letters removed
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Re: 60-66 hood and grille combos

more of the 61 chevy hood gmc grille combo
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:20 PM   #23
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Re: 60-66 hood and grille combos

64-5-6 chevy big truck grille in a c/10 62-66 chevy hood
63 chevy grille 61 chevy hood
64-5-6 chevy grille 60-61 gmc hood
64-5-6 chevy grille 61 chevy hood
61 chevy grille 62-66 chevy hood
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:51 AM   #24
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Re: 60-66 hood and grille combos

Awsome thread helps out a lot
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Re: 60-66 hood and grille combos

60-61 gmc hood and grille on a 456 sub.
also other 60-61 gmc hoods
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