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alright boy's and girls i have a 88 chevy k2500 and i wanted to put a 94-98 grill on my truck...here is my question.... do they bolt right up or do i have to modify the mounting brackets? is there any other kind of front end grills that will bolt up to it?
 

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I used this kit for my 1992 Silverado - The bumper fillers need to be changed, that's the trickiest part.

http://www.mrtaillight.com/product_info.php?products_id=112

1994-1998 CHEVY CONVERSION KIT
INSTALLIATON INSTRUCTIONS:
WITH THESE INSTRUCTIONS YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO CONVERT YOUR
88-93 CHEVY CHROME GRILL & SEALED BEAM HEAD LIGHT SET UP
TO THE 94-98 CHEVY GRILL WITH COMPOSITE HEAD LIGHT FRONT END

YOU CAN USE STOCK LIGHTING OR CUSTOM LIGHTING WITH THESE INSTRUCTIONS


PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE YOU START
SO YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR DOING THROUGHOUT THE CHANGE OVER
IF YOU WANT TO PAINT THE PARTS TO MATCH YOUR ORIGINAL COLOR
CHECK AND MAKE SURE THEY FIT FIRST!!

1) MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ALL THE NEEDED PARTS IN THE GRILL KIT:
GRILL
EMBLEM
4PC SIDE LIGHTS
2PC PARKING LIGHTS
3PC FILLER KIT
(IF NEEDED HEAD LIGHT SOCKETS)

2) THIS IS WHAT WE ARE STARTING WITH. IT IS A 1988 CHEVY CHROME GRILL WITH SEALED BEAM HEAD LIGHTS.
THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST COMMON CHANGE OVERS TO DATE WITH OUR COMPANY!



3) TAKE THE OLD PARKING LIGHTS OUT OF OLD GRILL ON THE TRUCK

4) TAKE GRILL ASSEMBLY OFF OF TRUCK.

BE SURE TO NOT CUT ANY WIRES! TWIST THE AMBER LIGHT SOCKET TO THE LEFT TO TAKE OUT:



KEEP THE SPEED NUTS THAT HOLD ON THE EMBLEM:



KEEP THE SPEED NUTS THAT HOLD ON THE 4PC AMBER LIGHTS:



KEEP THE SMALL PLASTIC CLIPS THAT THE PARKING LIGHTS SCREW INTO:



5) CHANGE BUMPER FILLER END PIECES AT BOTTOM OF FENDERS. THERE ARE 3
SCREWS ON EACH BUMPER END FILLER PIECE:

 

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6) IF CHANGING HEAD LIGHT ASSEMBLIES, DO IT AT THIS POINT

FOR THE TRUCKS WITH THE 4 SMALL SQUARE SEALED BEAM LIGHTS LIKE IN THE ABOVE PICTURE
YOU WILL NEED TO CONNECT THE NEW HEAD LIGHT SOCKETS TO THE STOCK WIRING
SOLDER (FOR BEST CONNECTION)

THE NEW HEAD LIGHT SOCKETS ARE 9006 (LOW BEAM OUTSIDE) AND 9005 (HIGH BEAM INSIDE)

KEEP IN MIND THAT THERE IS A HOT AND A GROUND FOR EACH HEAD LIGHT SOCKET!

THE COLOR OF WIRE FOR THE 9006 LOW BEAM IS BLACK FOR GROUND & BROWN FOR HOT

THE COLOR OF WIRE FOR THE 9005 HIGH BEAM IS BLACK FOR GROUND & GREEN FOR HOT:



HERE IS A PICTURE OF THE SOLDERED WIRING UP CLOSE:



THEY JUST UNBOLT AND REBOLT IN PLACE OF ORIGINALS. THERE ARE
4 BOLTS PER HEAD LIGHT ASSEMBLY. SHOULD LOOK LIKE THIS INSTALLED:



7) GET NEW GRILL READY FOR THE INSTALL. BOLT IN PLACE ON THE NEW GRILL THE EMBLEM, 4PC AMBER LIGHTS, AND INSERT THE 8 SMALL PLASTIC CLIPS THAT HOLD THE PARKING LIGHTS ON TO THE NEW GRILL

8) INSTALL THE NEW GRILL ASSEMBLY ONTO THE TRUCK. BE SURE TO INSERT THE BOTTOM THE CENTER FILLER FIRST, THIS WAY IT WILL FIT BEHIND THE BUMPER. IT SHOULD LOOK LIKE THIS:



9) INSTALL THE PARKING LIGHTS

10) CHECK TO BE SURE ALL THE LIGHTS WORK ON THE TRUCK
AND ALIGN THE HEAD LIGHTS BEFORE YOU DRIVE AT NIGHT!:



11) TO BEST POLISH UP THE CHROME GRILLS, USE A DRY PAPER TOWEL.
 

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Wow this is perfect. I was just asking about this mod on another forum, and wouldnt you know the exact truck I want to do it too is pictured. Did it turn out well for you? Is it plastic say if i want to paint it instead of the chrome?

wow what luck!
 
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