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Grill differences

Post by Gary Turman » Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:50 am

Is there any difference between the A1 grill and the A2 grill. Parts manual doesn't show a part number difference but I would like to make sure. I found one nos on ebay but it's listed only as a A2 grill
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Re: Grill differences

Post by markrdje » Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:58 am

I'd say the A1 grill had round holes for the blinkers.
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Re: Grill differences

Post by Rickf » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:34 am

The holes in the A1 and straight 151 grill are for the blackout lights. The A1 turn signals are on the fenders. No signals on the straights.
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Re: Grill differences

Post by markrdje » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:33 am

I better research my answers before posting!!!As my memory is not working good
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Re: Grill differences

Post by W. Winget » Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:46 am

Rick's on it, but if you had looked at the comparison post done last week viewtopic.php?f=104&t=306106 it would show photos of the differences (and list them too I think)
Both grills fit into the jeep and if you went for a motorpool restoration an A1 grill may have turned up as a replacement, especially early on, but as issued, there was no reason to have cutouts in the grill (extra manufacturing steps) if the blackout lights were now consolidated in the combined blinker/marker housings embedded in the A2 fenders.
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Re: Grill differences

Post by Rickf » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:31 pm

markrdje wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:33 am
I better research my answers before posting!!!As my memory is not working good
That's what happens when you get old!
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Re: Grill differences

Post by Gary Turman » Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:25 pm

I'm the same way. If I would have examined the picture of the one on ebay a little closer I would have noticed that there are no holes for the b/o markers...thanks
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Re: Grill differences

Post by muttguru » Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:18 am

Gary......
there are different part numbers for the grilles.
M151 and A1 = 10885028
M151A2 = 11660434

If I remember correctly, the early M151 had an earlier p/n...beginning with "875". I don't have my early TMs with me at present but I'll try to check them soon. Again, IIRC, the very early grille had an extra caged nut on either side which was dropped for later vehicles.
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Re: Grill differences

Post by markrdje » Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:08 am

Ya, Rickf,that must be it, I also tried telling the Union hall that the electricity destroyed my brain cells so I should get a pension out of it, also the same to the power company we did the work for. No, I wasn't successful I still think I am right!!
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