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Old 01-12-2019, 01:07 PM
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Need 79 el camino header panel

I've been working on my 79 elco for a while now. Just built a motor for it, plan on replacing some interior this winter, but first I'm in the process of replacing the front end as far as headlight bezels, grille, driver side fender and whatever else I need. Some stuff is in tact but will replace to get the new look. As far as my header panel. It's still in one piece but when I was taking the grille out the tabs that hold the screws all broke off. All I did was unscrew the screws. The tabs were very brittle. Now my question is along with 100s of others is why does no one make a header panel for 78 - 81 el camino/malibu but make one for every other year? and I'm hoping that someone on here knows where to get one. I really dont want to buy a used one off the internet as I would like to see it before I buy it. I would like to get my hands on a new one. Was hoping someone knew of a different source that makes them that I'm unaware of. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Old 01-12-2019, 04:12 PM
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Lack of demand is why you don't see a repro for the 2 headlight front...the 4 headlight '82-87 is considered better looking and what a lot of early owners swap to.

Have you ever considered the Choo-Choo Customs aero Monte SS style front clip?? They built them for the factory in the '83-85 time frame. Cool look, my mom nearly bought one new in '84, bought a Monte SS in dark blue instead (wanted a back seat).
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I think the two headlight looks better. Dont care much for the choo choo. Anyone know what has to be done to put the 4 headlight header panel on. Does the 82 have the same bolt holes. I know it would have more but if it has the same one that are on the 79 then I shouldn't need to use the extra bolt holes.
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