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Old 09-20-2021, 08:19 PM   #1
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Hey guys,


I've got a 1988 Nissan Hard body with a timely grille on it including the one set of 4x6 headlights. I picked up a 1984 4WD grille to fit up and convert from a local pick n pull while grabbing some bits from a 95 pickup.



During install I noticed that quite a lot of material would need to be removed to fit the dual headights from the 84. I have no problem making the cuts but would like to see other conversions method of attack first.


Also, the 84 grille seems to have a little more radius, or bulge than the flatter 88 grille that came stock. Not sure how to combat this issue, past mounting the headlights to the inside of the mount point like on billet grille mods.


Wiring seems to be pretty simple, just high low and ground.



If anyone has some good info or links to some grille conversions that would be awesome!
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Old 09-20-2021, 09:45 PM   #2
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So your working to fit a 720 headlight set up into the HB. It will definitely be an eye catcher. I've never seen this done personally, but that doesn't mean it hasn't. I have seen the Maximum single wide headlight into the 720 though.

Take lots of measurements before any cuts, then measure again. Hopefully, the two grilles are close in size to each other.
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Yep... old carpenters rule, measure twice, cut once.
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no no.. its cut twice, measure once! errrr now that explains alot!
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lol... yep(ee) I've been swingin' a hammer since I was a pre-teen. Dad was a GC... learned much from the industry!
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Old 09-22-2021, 07:45 PM   #6
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^ spent alot of years with a hammer in my hand, same with my dad, I just wanted to be in a warm place in the winter and a cool place in the summer... so my hammer just works on the weekends now, sometimes lol
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