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73-77 vs 78-79 grille. Which do you prefer.

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Depends who you are, if you're a Duck Dynasty watching, Rush Limbaugh listening kinda guy probably not.....but for those of us with a functioning mind, yes... the comparison is a point of pride.
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At least you don't have to live in a state full of fools like that paredneck33...
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Yeah I do. It's mainly the Pittsburgh and Philadelphia areas that are like that. I just avoid going into the city that's all. But what's worse is I have family members that are like that too. Of whom I try my hardest to avoid.
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At least you don't have to live in a state full of fools like that paredneck33...
No, but I do. Towns like Missoula give the rest of us a bad rap.
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ok so I'll explain myself on this 1..

I prefer the 2 piece straight & flat 73-75 grill on lowered f100s, f150s & so on, BUT..

I like the 78-79 big single grill on jacked up dent sides!

Now, I own a 1979 F100 & it had a 79 single grill on it from the factory, I swapped the front end grill & metal support wall to a 73 style 2 piece grill with the 73 support wall, so it could be complete with lights & signals, just for the appearance aspect of it!
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I had a 78 but recently sold it and i have a 76 highboy and I love the grill on it but have been thinking about putting in the 73-75 grille inserts on it because i love that old "farmtruck/harvester" look.

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I am a bonafide member of the highboy cult following and have been since i was a teenager so that excludes the '78-'79 grilles for me.

that said I like the '76 grille so much that I changed out the inserts in my '75. I also like the '71-'72 which look a lot like '76's.

The second picture is my favorite grille with my own personal touch to it

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I installed a 79 grill in my 74. guess that answers the question for my part.
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the 78/79 look like cheap junk. i like the 75. only a mental midget would like a 78/79
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the 78/79 look like cheap junk. i like the 75. only a mental midget would like a 78/79
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D6TZ-8200-A (replaced D3TZ-8200-A) .. Grille Frame: 1973/77 F100/350.

D3TZ-8150-A Right & D3TZ-8151-A Left .. Grille Inserts: 1973/75 F100/350.

D6TZ-8150-A Right & D6TZ-8151-A Left .. Grill Inserts-Argent & Charcoal: 1976/77 F100/350.

D6TZ-8150-B Right & D6TZ-8151-B Left .. Grille Inserts-Black: 1976/77 F100/350.

D7TZ-8150-A Right & D7TZ-8151-A Left .. Grille Inserts-Charcoal: 1977 F100/350.

1973/75 & 1976 F100/350's before serial number C50,000 have clear park lamp lenses using #1157NA amber bulbs.

1976 F100/350's from serial number C50,000 & 1977 F100/350's have amber park lamp lenses using #1157 clear bulbs.
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78/79 by far. I like the 73/77 grille too, but if I had a choice, I'd go with the 78/79 in a heartbeat. But if I got a 73/77 truck, I wouldn't swap the 78/79 grille into it.
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