A fender bender has me in need of a new hood, passenger side front
fender, bumper, and radiator grille. Gonna have the frame checked at a
shop, otherwise the truck runs as normal, I didn't lose any fluids,
damage extended to everything forward of the a/c condensor.
Paint and color condition of parts is not important, as I plan to
primer the new pieces and eventually paint the entire truck. Couple of
1) Most of the salvage yards have trucks with front damage. Can't afford
dealer new. Thinking of going the JC Whitney route for above parts. Any
pros/cons of JC Whitney? Any other places to check?
2) I've seen some c/k trucks with blacked out bumpers and grilles. The
black bumpers are available via JC Whitney, but not the grilles. Did
Chevy/GMC have black grilles from the factory? Haven't seen any in the
3) I was thinking of having the entire truck primered once I get the new
parts. However the money for a new paint job is a long ways off. I've
seen trucks running the streets in the primer jobs, some permanently.
Any cons to doing this? I don't care much about the truck color, but
don't want it looking like a rubics cube. I've always figured with a
primered truck, if I scratch it in the brush, I just bust out the spray
can and patch it up.
4) Anything else I need to keep in mind?
Thanks for any advice/info.
'88 Honda CBR600F the 'Cane
'90 Chevy Z71 Sportside the damaged 'Beast
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