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Old 04-13-2010, 01:05 PM
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74 to 72 Nova Front End Conversion question!

HI everyone.

I was buying everything to be able to put a new 72 front end to my 74 nova.

I have a Little problem....

I have those parts;

Grill
headlamp bezel
Eyebrow Moldings
Both Filler bumper (metal and plastic one)

My problem..is this one...I was keeping my front fender (they are supposed to be the same than a 72)....and my rad support.

When I install the Bezel and molding, I'm able to screw the outside of the bezel but not the inside one. When I tried to bolt to my original 74 bezel bracket, that's doesn't works..(the kind of bracket that be bolt on the rad support, and where the grill is takint 2 bolt on each side too)....The probleme is I'm not able to find this bracket from 72 anywhere....

Do I need something else to bolt my front grill and the inside 2 bolt of the Headlight Bezel ?

Thanks in advnace, Stephane

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68-74?

all fenders radiator supports should be same from 68-74,unless you have the rad support for 6cyl,dont know why but there is a difference,parts nuber1640 for 6 cyl.,and part number 1641n for 8 cyl and bbc,these part numbers are from "the paddock"you can get the free nova parts book www.paddockparts.com hope this helps you,goodluck,the catalog has every part put on a nova,from sheet metal to factory stickers on air cleaners
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Yes, there is a different stand-off bracket that bolts to the core support that holds the end of the grill and the inner end of the headlight bezel, it is different then the 73-74 part.
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Yes, there is a different stand-off bracket that bolts to the core support that holds the end of the grill and the inner end of the headlight bezel, it is different then the 73-74 part.
Where I can find this Stand Off Bracket ???? I need it fast..my car is out of the paint shop...and I need to be able to finish my front end fast!!!

Have a nice day!!!

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Salvaged or swap meet is likely to be your only source, I don't think anyone is making a reproduction piece. Try J&W Nova Parts, they carry used salvage parts along with new parts for Novas.
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