Re: 1968 RS grille conversion
The RS grille headlight pods attach further back in the fender than the standard grille, so yes, you will need the RS fender brackets if you are using the GM headlight pods.
The hood latch you have is a RS latch. I don't understand why they put it on a non RS car.
But, if the current standard grille does not fit properly, and sets back too far on the driver's side, you may already have RS fenders or just a BUBBA mess. Remove the headlight bezels and see what you have before ordering anything. The RS brackets extend the mounting points back more than an inch further than the standard grille mounts.
The car you like appears to be a 69 or at least has a 69 style front lower valance. If you maintain the RS hood latch, you will not be able to use it with a 69 Valance. The 68 RS grille does not set back into the fenders enough to use a standard hood latch. You will need a custom hood latch.
The parking lights/turn signals are of course different if you are planning on using them and the hood latch, you will need the 68 RS lower valance, the T/S light assemblies, and probably a new wiring harness.
The 68 headlight switch, wiring harness, and vacuum set up are unique to a 68. There is a vacuum reservoir, vacuum actuators, etc. Quite a pain to install. The electrical kit they offer would be easier to install on a non-RS car.
There is no front bumper on the car you like. OUCH if you should tap or hit anything.
Others can add more.
Last edited by R66; Jan 14th, 20 at 04:56 AM.