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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 23rd, 99, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
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I have a '79 Z-28 . Does anyone know if a front clip from a '70 -'73 will fit on this car? I have a feeling that it would, but I would like to Know for sure before starting this project.I am interested in doing this for mainly for the looks of the older Camaro.
I really don't like the rubber nose style.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 25th, 99, 02:17 PM
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Hi there Stevie check with someone at a salvage yard, they have books that can tell what parts will interchange with what, hopefully they will have some older books to help you out.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 26th, 99, 02:48 AM
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I believe you should be all set as long as you use everything from the older model such as inner fenders, radiator support and all. The front light harness will be a little different also. The frames are the same so that shouldn't be a issue. The only thing would be the curvature of the fender where it meets the door. Even so you should be all set there also because the doors are the same. The only difference in doors through those years was around the door handle
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 27th, 99, 03:27 PM
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About 2 weeks ago we bought a 76. The car had been setting for 6 years, maybe longer. Someone has done the body work and painted the trunk and door jams. The interior is pretty good. Last night we finally got it running. After hearing it run, we are thinking of finishing the car. All we have for the front end is the fenders and header. We also were thinking very strong about putting a 70-73 front on it. It looks like the fenders are the same. We are curious if the hoods are the same also. This is the first Camaro we have ever owned and have very little knowledge about Camaros. Any help would be appreciated. Also Raveon you may e-mail us at [email protected] as to what you found out. We will also check this site.
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Stano and Annie
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 28th, 99, 03:12 AM
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I have heard of a couple people using the 74-77 fenders on earlier cars but I think it took a little modifying. They do have different part numbers as do the radiator supports. The hoods are the same however.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 28th, 99, 12:54 PM
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Our 76 front fenders have been repaired and I
know of a 70 in the junk yard that has the whole front. At first glance around the side marker light and the seam I thought they might be the same. But if they have different part numbers I would imagine something is different. Maybe around the headlight or connecting to the header. Do you think they would be the same at the rear of the fender by the cowl and by the doors from 76 with 70 - 73 cars? If the header has a different part number I would imagine they would be different also. Probably signal light area. Thanks for your reply. It gives us two areas to check. If I see the difference I'll let you guys know. Thanks for your help, Stano, Amy, & Annie
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 29th, 99, 02:37 AM
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The differences are all up front. The back near the cowl and where it meets the doors and rockers are all the same. The best way to do it is take the whole nose in one piece and switch them. Take the front light harness as well
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