|07-12-2008, 03:07 PM||#1 (permalink)|
The NEW Sarge
87 grill on my 86 GN?
Sean (gbsean) gave me a decent 87 grill that needed some repair. I did the repair with epoxy and it came out nice. I cleaned up the grill and it really looks pretty damn good. So should I commit blasphemy and put it on the 86? I like the 87 grill better, but dude....it's an 86. I can't decide. My other alternative is to trade it off for other stuff I need (fillers, a better 86 grill, valve springs, dual fans, the list is long).
Help me decide...and if you have stuff I need and you're looking for a driver quality 87 grill lemme know.
aka: RAMAIR1 on "other" boards
'89 TTA #1415...PTE51, CK Stage 1 trans with PTC 3200 TC, THDP, XP pump, 50# injectors, ALKY, other assorted stuff and a TT chip to run it.
'86 Grand National ...under new management
|07-12-2008, 03:14 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Castle, DE
My original was broken when I bought my car (deer), and the prior owner had bought a new '87 piece and left it in the trunk for me. Glad he did. I think its looks better myself.
'86 T-top GN, sold 2011
|07-12-2008, 03:25 PM||#3 (permalink)|
In WayToo Deep
Do what you like!!! I have the 85 grill on my REAL 87 GN...and I have a beautiful 87 grill from Pauly sitting in the garage!!!
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|07-12-2008, 04:05 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South jersey
Aaron i have an 87 on my 86 and pre orderd the one from epitome withe the head light bezels but in the end its all up to you i like the 87 grill much better makes the car look meaner
1986 GN Mease 3' dp 009's TT chip ScanMaster underdrve pullys SMC alky Mikey's Trans not Monte Carlo Fast yet :
|07-12-2008, 05:30 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2006
87 grill looks way better. If I had an 86 I'd change the grill right away.
- 109 block Forged Pistons/ Billet main caps/ ARP Everything
- T70 w/ RJC Boost controller
- RJC Down Pipe & 3" Cross Flow Exhaust
- Built 200r4 w/ vigilante convertor
- Stock Ported Heads/ ARP studs/ Ferrea Valves/ Beehive Springs
- Harland Sharp 1.60 Roller Rockers
- 210/215 Hydraulic Roller cam
- Racetronix Double Pumper
- Powerlogger, TT chip, WB
- Z06 MAF + Translator
11.90 @116 In Street Trim
94 Octane 17 psi
|07-12-2008, 09:27 PM||#7 (permalink)|
I thought I was out...
Join Date: May 2005
Location: East Brunswick NJ
I like the 86 better, in the end just do what you're happy with and don't worry about pissing people off I did it on my 86 since I wouldn't cut up a nice 86 grill for my front mount.
86 GN Stock Motor 3690lb race weight through the mufflers email@example.com (with all the applicable safety equipment for ET and speeds attained, including 6pt bar and harnesses)Sold
LC2 Powered hybrid project in progress
72 Skylark 350
|07-13-2008, 01:38 AM||#9 (permalink)|
In WayToo Deep
Yep!!!I like them both but the '85 gets everyone thinking!!!
|07-13-2008, 04:41 AM||#10 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Blue Bell, Pa
Traitor!! Chrome makes it run better! How are people supposed to know its just some pos 86??
Jeff / Gnetic86
1986 Grand National
T-Tops, Power everything, Posi rear
Mods: Hotwired Walbro 340 Fuel Pump, 009 inj (42lb),
Billet Adj. FPR, Turbotweak 5.6 Chip
160 deg. 'stat, K&N Cone Intake, RJC Power Plate
TA-49 Turbo, Powerlogger
MAGNA Assistant Director & PA Rep
|07-13-2008, 07:58 AM||#11 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: DeBary, FL
I honestly like both.
If I ever wind up with another GN, it'll probably be an '86 just so I can have both grills.
|07-13-2008, 09:57 AM||#14 (permalink)|
JUST TRYING TO HAVE FUN!
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Washington Twp, N.J.
I second that! It is your car you can do what ever you like to it.
I have an 87 grill in my 86!
|07-13-2008, 11:07 AM||#15 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2001
Doug Martin, aka "D-HAM"
Old Reliable, 1987 WE4 "Rat Rod"
Fast in it's day, currently broken. Eats transmissions like Pez candy.
Tuned by Anderson Performance
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