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Old 07-17-2003, 06:06 AM
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1 piece front-end question??!!!

Does anybody know if there is a company that makes a 1 piece front end for a 68 GTO. I've found a 1 piece front end for a 70 GTO, but not for a 68. Also, do you know if these companies have mounting pieces for the front end to mount to the frame? Or do I have to fabricate my own mounting pieces.

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Old 07-17-2003, 09:21 AM
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Hey Clutter, not too sure on the difference of the years, but I would try this company. They have a very wide selectioin of fiberglass peices. I've never bought anything from them, so I don't know what the quality is like. http://www.usbody.com
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good luck i have a 68 lemans and parts are not easy to find, i heard of a web site called junk yard dog .com check it out
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I have a VFN fiberglass complete front-end for my Chevelle.. You might try them: Vfnfiberglass.com
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Try these guys also http://www.showcars-bodyparts.com
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Hey gearhead, from the pics, those VFN's look very good. How was yours? Did the lines match up pretty good? I've been thinking about a one piece too, but my front end is already straight as an arrow. Thanks!
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You could always MAKE one.
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I just got it a few months ago.. Since my car is is still in pieces it will be a while before I get it on. It looks very cool when I have set it on the car. I'm making a tilt up Semi style with some hydraulic pushers I got off the back of a Dodge mini van, they were used to open the rear hatch. I'll get some pics of it..
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That was my main reason for wanting a one peice fiberglass peice, to have it tilt. Since my front end is so straight, everyone keeps telling me to just turn it into one peice. The only thing with that, is I wanted to use hyd. pushers like you said, and I don't know if it will be able to take all the weight.
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one piece front end

I am at work and will have to look at home for the address for the 68 GTO one piece front end company. In the mean time try google search "one piece front end".

I NEED a '70 GTO one piece front end and have not been able to find one. Where did you find the "70 front end?
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I wanted to use hyd. pushers like you said, and I don't know if it will be able to take all the weight.

how about a screw jack or two? they're mechanical and can definitely take the weight...
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clutter_1968GTO: I am still looking for the '68 one piece front end information at home. VFN (http://www.vfnfiberglass.com/) has a one piece nose that is everything but the hood. They then also sell hoods. On thier webpage the have a one pice front end installation directions. These are good! I believe they may have a kit as well.

autocol: If you know hydraulics or can get someone who does, you can tap into the power steering pump to drive one or two small hydraulic cylinders (25mm to 50mm bore). Or you can get a small self-contained hydraulic power supply to operate the cylinders.
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