1980 Z28 Upper Grille problem

Brad80Z

Member
Sep 19, 2012
61
Tennessee
Hey all,

I ordered a new upper and lower grille for my 80 Z28. The mounting hole on the new grilles don't line up with the holes on the car? Any thoughts?
 

Twisted_Metal

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Lifetime Gold Member
Feb 26, 2004
30,832
Bloomington, MN
The mounting points on the urethane front for a 78-79 grill are different from an 80-81 grill.
Other than than... They look identical.

Does your car possibly have an earlier urethane "nose"?
 

RickM

Veteran Member
Apr 16, 2004
765
Gaithersburg, MD
The bottom holes for the lower grill should line up fine with the plastic oval nuts that are in the bumper. The upper grill likely won't line up with the plastic nuts that are part of the urethane bumper inner support piece. I had to drill new holes in the grill to get the holes to line up. Hope this helps

RickM
 

Brad80Z

Member
Sep 19, 2012
61
Tennessee
Nope the bottom is off as well. Here's a pic.
20220512_181400.jpg
 




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