Which front grille fits a 96 (1 Viewer)

jfz80

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I thought he was asking about the 91-94 grills that said TOYOTA on it instead of sombrero.

Not certain but believe 93/94 might fit his 96 fine. Maybe the earlier ones too but several folks have just grabbed a 60 emblem and made it fit.
 

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Thanks for the reply’s
I have a 96 FZJ that has the sombrero and want to replace it with the older Toyota grille. Do I need to trim the older
Grille to fit my 96 with oem lights?
 
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The early one fit my '95 fine with some minor dremelling/cutting on the new old grill. It's got a small gap at the bottom, but doesn't look too bad in my opinion. Here are some pictures from the cleanup and repainting to match my de-chromed front end.
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This is the small area you need to notch to make it fit.
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You kind of see the gap along the bottom and bottom corners in the pic below. With my bumper and winch it's not noticeable, but even without it it's not so bad. You would need the lower valence piece of the body to make it perfect.
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I like it a lot. Got it for super cheap at a junkyard, I think like $10-15, so it was the best inexpensive mod I've done on my 80!
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Thanks a lot for posting pics Jenn.
Is the lower valence piece I need to cover up the opening part of the older grille?
 
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The lower valance they're talking about is the painted metal body part that spans the width of the truck below the headlights and grill, from fender to fender. Apparently that part changed over the years, along with the grill.
 
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The lower valance they're talking about is the painted metal body part that spans the width of the truck below the headlights and grill, from fender to fender. Apparently that part changed over the years, along with the grill.

is this the piece you're referring to? just wanna make sure as i also have an interest in the "toyota" front grille look over the sombrero.

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