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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-30-2013, 04:52 AM Thread Starter
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GMC bumper on Chevy?

I am wanting to paint my bumper, or more so the bumper of the truck I am about to buy. Already picking out stuff for it and having ideas running through me head. Well the truck is white and I want to paint the bumper white and leave some chrome. I don't really like the look of the chevy bumper painted but love the look of the GMC bumper with just the bottom painted and chrome on top. So my question is will the brackets and the grill allow a GMC bumper on a Chevy?

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By the way the truck is an 07 classic body.

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The bumper will not fit properly under the Chevy grill. I'm not sure but I think you could do this but you would have to swap the bumper, grille, front clip, lights, front fenders and hood.

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The GMC bumper will fit...there's a guy around me that has a white Chevy classic body style with a GMC bumper. It actually looks pretty good. I have a picture of it but autoguide will not let me post any pictures. Inbox me if you want to see a pic

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The GMC bumper will fit...there's a guy around me that has a white Chevy classic body style with a GMC bumper. It actually looks pretty good. I have a picture of it but autoguide will not let me post any pictures. Inbox me if you want to see a pic

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It will bolt up fine. The bottom of the headlights are nearly in the same place but the grille is deeper on the GMC so there is probably an extra 1/2" gap between the top of the bumper and bottom of the grille. Also the GMC grille is a little wider so there will be a little larger gap where the grille transitions to the lights.

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I gotcha. I guess he did a little modification to make it fit better.

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Well atleast I know it would bolt up with no problem. I like how the GMC bumper is chrome on the top and plastic on bottom which i would paint. But a set back is the white truck I was going to buy already has three people in front of me wanting to buy it so I have to keep looking for a new truck and then can do the swap lol.

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There will also be a gap between the ends of the fenders and the top of the bumper. That is what really kills the look.

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With some adjustments I think you could get it looking right


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A GMC bumper should have the proper gap between the fenders/ lights and the top of the bumper. The gap is under and to the sides of the GMC grill. You can kind of see this gap in the picture dirtymax posted. You could probably put something behind the gap to try and hide it better.

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