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motovate 08-21-2019 11:41 PM

Switching Grills on a 1984 J10
 
A few years ago I was watching a car show. They were showing how you could pull the newer J10 grill and replace it with the old style Gladiator grill. Basic bolt up - might need to get some head light buckets or rings? I'm looking online at a 1985 Jeep J10. Anyone had their grill off and if so could you see if the old grill would bolt right up??? Or maybe have you done it???

Thanks:smile2:

BagusJeep 08-23-2019 12:25 AM

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The basic sheet metal is there (even round bucket holes for the rectangular lights) but there are also some additional small brackets and tabs, it is not quite a straight swap but almost is. To do it properly I would anticipate a small amount of metalwork and paint.

When I had my 1981 apart I thought about trying to find the Gladiator shield etc. but i was already dead with buying a tailgate.

Here it is stripped and painted and a stock photo.

BagusJeep 08-23-2019 12:38 AM

Of course the 1985 does not have the brow, so will not looking exactly like a Gladiator but close enough that few will tell.

motovate 08-23-2019 01:04 AM

Thanks & thanks for the photos - seems doable but finding the parts would be the trick. I did some looking on the web here in the USA - couldn't find much. I sure like the original look. LBM


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Originally Posted by BagusJeep (Post 40717825)
Of course the 1985 does not have the brow, so will not looking exactly like a Gladiator but close enough that few will tell.


BagusJeep 08-23-2019 02:41 AM

Hard to find on eBay since the new jeep Gladiator came out, swamps everything else. i found looking for "used" parts helped.

Only one on ebay, with the pie cans for $200 which is not a bad price. Still need more parts to finish it but it would get you part way there.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1961-71-Jee...temCondition=4

motovate 08-23-2019 03:10 AM

Yes - then another one popped up. I'm still too far out from buying the/a Gladiator/J10...... to buy parts. Might have to think about just buying it to hang on the wall.:grin2:

Thanks - you did a nice job on your rigs - I like the flat bed.

LBM

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Originally Posted by BagusJeep (Post 40717847)
Hard to find on eBay since the new jeep Gladiator came out, swamps everything else. i found looking for "used" parts helped.

Only one on ebay, with the pie cans for $200 which is not a bad price. Still need more parts to finish it but it would get you part way there.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1961-71-Jee...temCondition=4



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