What is body cladding?

what is silverado headlight cladding

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Discussion Starter · #1 · Jul 2, 2014

Ok, I should know this… But I figured I could ask and at least get a second opinion to confirm what I think it is…

Do our Silverados have front end body cladding? I think it was more of an Avalanche option, but I’m not sure if a Silverado could also have it..

Reason being possible fitment for a new grille, but it only fits on a non-body-cladding body style.. What I found was cladding near the mid-section of some Avalanche’s, so I don’t know why it could be an issue up front, hence my asking the question…

Here is my front end for reference…

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The avalanche with body cladding had a smaller front grill. It wasn’t as tall and the DTR lights were on the top row of lights. Main headlights were in the bottom row. The avalanche with no body cladding was basically from a ’03 – ’06 front end.

So to answer your question, no the silveardo doesn’t have body cladding (all that plastic trim on the sides)

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Discussion Starter · #3 · Jul 2, 2014

Sweet… Thank you Sir.. Even better as mine is indeed an ’06, so it looks like the grille may be a direct fit. I just didn’t want to take a $100+ chance on a part that may not fit…

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Not a problem! My girlfriend’s mom has an 04 avalanche, so it see it all the time. Looks just like the front of my truck. So I would bet the parts would be interchangeable.

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Discussion Starter · #5 · Jul 2, 2014

Yup.. I just found a thread on an Avalanche forum stating that, “04-06 Avalanches are pretty much Silverado’s with a mid-gate…” So a lot of body parts are interchangeable between the two.

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