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Author Topic: 1994 3500hd body parts, ? what fits  (Read 3657 times)

kenny/md

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1994 3500hd body parts, ? what fits
« on: April 25, 2010, 08:25:12 PM »
Hi
 I just bought a 1994 3500hd, I'm going to paint it, and would like to put a new: bumper, grille ,grille extension, and plastic fender mouldings on it. Is the grille the same as a standard 3500? Does anyone carry new parts for these trucks, I haven't been able to locate anything.
                                                     Thanks for any help, Kenny

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Re: 1994 3500hd body parts, ? what fits
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2010, 11:24:51 PM »
Kenny


Welcome aboard.  From what I have learned experimenting with these trucks is that the radiator support and the riser under the grille are about the only unique parts. I recently mounted a regular 3/4 ton OEM grille on top of the 3500HD riser and it fit.

As far as the fender flares, I compared a set of flares from a 1994 3/4 ton to a set off one of my 3500HD trucks and they were the same also.  You would need the small flare extention up front to match the grille riser.

As far as a place to buy those parts...GM can get them for an arm and a leg. I started this 3500HD forum for folks like you needing 3500HD specific parts.

If you need any of the parts or better yet..if you have any extras..please list them for sale.  This forum will be a long term reference point for those 3500HD parts.  I have extra 3500HD odds and ends and will be parting another this Summer.

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Re: 1994 3500hd body parts, ? what fits
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2010, 11:41:14 PM »
Forgot ..did notice that the door handles are larger and of stronger design.

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Re: 1994 3500hd body parts, ? what fits
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2010, 11:27:40 AM »
I was flipping thru my Classic Industries catalog last night and much to my surprise they had some HD stuff. They have a reproduction AND genuine GM core support (at a hefty price), and they had the grille extension (also a hefty price if you ask me).

No luck on door handles thru them, but in lots of searching, it seems the dealer is the best place for the door handle and matching rod. Last I knew they were like 100 a pop!

One thing about the Reproduction core support tho, is I remember during Someotherguys build he had purchased one and was less than impressed with it. But at 650 LESS than the GM I'd say its personal preference. And the availability around you.
'94 3500-HD, Cummins, Getrag, NP205. Shortend rear frame with a Pickup Bed. Dana 60 front, stock 80 rear.

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Re: 1994 3500hd body parts, ? what fits
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2010, 07:34:32 PM »
Nope - I used the original core support that came with my '94.  It had some dings that I beat around a little bit, then rattle-canned the support to help protect it from rusting away.  I've never been impressed with ANY repro body parts and the repro core supports I've seen for the GMT400 trucks feel like they're made out of a sack of coke cans.  Might be OK for some people, but not on my truck!!!

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Re: 1994 3500hd body parts, ? what fits
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2010, 10:40:46 AM »
FYI - 3500Hd door handles are from the medium duty trucks (15619624 LH, 15619625 RH). The fender flare corners on the pre 97 models are listed as obsolete from GM. The other solution is the one piece design listed as 1996 and up, although I have seen the two piece design on later models.

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Re: 1994 3500hd body parts, ? what fits
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2010, 01:58:10 PM »
Yep, Topkick and Kodiak for many years, same cab shell and doors as the "light" trucks, but with those radiation-suit outside door handles. :)

Richard
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