83/84 Grille differences?

84ZZ4

Member
I know the '83 and earlier and '84 and later use different bumper fillers, and that they are different around the grille area. Will an '84 grille AND '84 bumper filler fit on an '83, or do I have to change the whole header panel?
 

Red Regal T

Senior Member
The bumpers are the same, but, but if I remember correctly, you could probably modify the 84 filler to work on an 83 by doing some cutting.
 

kh440

Jo Bu needs a refill!
bumper interchanges, but the header and grille are totally different. The 81-83 has two different angles where the 84-87 just sweeps straight back. swapping header panels is not very difficult, some slight trimming, but don't remember exactly what.
 

turbofish38

Le Pétomane
The big difference is on the 83, is the lower grille extensions are molded onto the fillers. I just sold the last 81-83 header panel I had. I'm thinking you might be able to crossbreed those parts. Its going to look funky. Do you need fillers for an 83? I might be able to come up with a link to a supplier. Let me know. I have one guy in my area(one of those "box" retards) that took the upper and two side chrome moldings off the 83 and filled the holes shut. It looks different is all I have to say.
 
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