1966-1970

In 1966, the Wagoneer received a unique grille to distinguish it from the pickups and panel-trucks, which retained the "Rhino-chaser" grilles through 1970. This would be a common practice, for the non-Wagoneers to receive the front end style of the earlier Wagoneers when the Wagoneers were themselves restyled. This second-design front-end incorporated a horizontal grille with vertical bars running between the two round headlights. The former opening for the grille in the "peak" of the hood was now covered by a filler plate, to emphasize the horizontal styling elements without requiring a change in the actual sheetmetal stampings.