Front Astro Grill interchangeable into a Safari grill?

Front Astro Grill interchangeable into a Safari grill?

Postby at1212b [OP] » June 15th 2011, 7:32pm

Hi all,

We have just gotten a 98 Safari AWD. Now, the other van we have is the 87 Astro (been sitting around). Given that's my 'first' love, and overall, I do like the sleeker look of the Chevy Astro front grill, are they interchangeable at all?

I've noticed in pictures, that the lights below the main headlamp are in different positions (Safari seems to be connected, whereas the Astro has a seperator 'bar' separating it running across the whole front).

Thanks!
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Re: Front Astro Grill interchangeable into a Safari grill?

Postby Dirk » June 15th 2011, 7:51pm

It won't be easy to put an '87 grill into a '98.
You'll have change just about everything in the front clip.
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Re: Front Astro Grill interchangeable into a Safari grill?

Postby chevy57bert » June 15th 2011, 7:54pm

Don`t think they are interchangeable you have gen 1 and gen 2 grills..
But with modification almost everything is possible :) the hoods and curves are different.. same for the fenders..
the headlights wiring are hooked up different..

pictures 94 / 97 nose job..

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Re: Front Astro Grill interchangeable into a Safari grill?

Postby chevy57bert » June 15th 2011, 8:05pm

your fast Dirk, but I have pictures :mrgreen:
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Re: Front Astro Grill interchangeable into a Safari grill?

Postby at1212b [OP] » June 15th 2011, 8:06pm

Oopps, sorry, I should have clarified.

I mean putting in a front grill from a 1998 Astro into a 1998 Safari. My apologies for the confusion. (thanks for taking the time to put up the photo so quickly though :P)
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Re: Front Astro Grill interchangeable into a Safari grill?

Postby chevy57bert » June 15th 2011, 8:11pm

No problemo.. it keeps us sharp :) btw. next time post things in the appropriate sections off this forum...
we hate to run like rabbits to look for certain things.. :confused:

I don`t know if there interchangeable...??
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Re: Front Astro Grill interchangeable into a Safari grill?

Postby Dirk » June 15th 2011, 8:18pm

at1212b wrote:Oopps, sorry, I should have clarified.

I mean putting in a front grill from a 1998 Astro into a 1998 Safari. My apologies for the confusion. (thanks for taking the time to put up the photo so quickly though :P)


That's entirely possible, both front clips are the same except the badge.
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Re: Front Astro Grill interchangeable into a Safari grill?

Postby Leeann_93 » June 16th 2011, 3:29am

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Re: Front Astro Grill interchangeable into a Safari grill?

Postby 88astroLT » July 17th 2011, 8:53pm

Yes its possible but the Safari has a filler panel under the signal lamp the astro doesnt. So you just need to take off the panel and move the signal lamp down.
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