68-69 skylark/GS frontend parts wanted.

Discussion in 'Parts wanted' started by Swagon, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. Swagon

    Swagon Well-Known Member

    Looking for a straight 68-69 bumper, headlight bezels, and 68 grill/grill surround.
     
  2. Rocket Racer

    Rocket Racer Well-Known Member

    I have a very nice pair of '69 headlight bezels, from a low mileage car. Email me for pics, etc.: drolds1@bellsouth.net. Thanks, Bob.
     
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  3. gs400

    gs400 Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure but I think 68 are different From 69
     
  4. 69GS400s

    69GS400s ...my own amusement ride!

    Front bumper is the same 68/69

    Headlight bezels are different 68/69 - the center divider between the 2 lights is like a "T" on 68's and 69's they are rounded. Fit and function are the same

    68 grille - 2 types, 9 horizontal bars = GS (and perhaps a few others), 13 vertical bars = Skylark/SportWagon
    68 Grilles are 3 pieces with the left/right lower outside "ears" mounted to the grille mount seperately from the grille
    68 Chrome surround - 1 type for all grilles - no center horizontal bar

    69 Grille - 2 types, GS and non-GS
    69 Grilles have the L/R lower outer "ears" molded into them and is one complete piece (and it is not upcommon for the ears to break off)
    69 Chrome surround - same as 68 BUT with a center horixontal bar added
     
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  5. Swagon

    Swagon Well-Known Member

    This may be frowned apon to do, but has anyone ever modified a 69 grill surround to work with a 68 GS grill? im wanting to use a 68 GS grill on my 69 sport wagon, but the grill surround is in rough shape so i thought about making it look some what decent and cutting the center horizontal bar out.
     
  6. 69GS400s

    69GS400s ...my own amusement ride!

    Let me look this weekend for a 68 surround for you. What condition/price are you after ? Might have usable headlite bezels too
     
  7. Swagon

    Swagon Well-Known Member

    Im not looking for the highest quality pieces or spend a whole just something usable that looks somewhat decent, this car is a driver.
     
  8. Roberta

    Roberta Buick Berta

    i have some of the parts you are looking for, so where are you located? the grille surround is over $60 to ship cause of it's size. I know cause I sold one last year.
     
  9. painekiller

    painekiller Well-Known Member

    I have everything but like Roberta said, shipping is expensive. Where are you located?
     
  10. Swagon

    Swagon Well-Known Member

    I found a bumper local, but shipping isnt that big of deal because I could get it shipped to my work place, which through UPS ground you can ship it to a business cheaper. I'm located in Wichita,Ks.
     
  11. Swagon

    Swagon Well-Known Member

    Do have a 68 GS grill as well?
     
  12. gs_jimmy

    gs_jimmy Well-Known Member

    I believe that the '68 grille is not repopped. But the '69 is. Why are you going to a '68....looks?
     
  13. gs_jimmy

    gs_jimmy Well-Known Member

    I might still have the ears for a '68 grille.
     
  14. Swagon

    Swagon Well-Known Member

    If you do just shoot me a PM! and yeah im going after looks, I really like the look of the 68 nose. TA's wagon is kinda my inspiration on that.
     
  15. toymobile

    toymobile Retired knuckle buster

    I have front bumper brackets if you need those.
     
  16. painekiller

    painekiller Well-Known Member

    YeahI have a couple 68 grills and should have surrounds too
     
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  17. Swagon

    Swagon Well-Known Member

    sent PM
     
  18. Jerry68GS400

    Jerry68GS400 No Daddy, my GS

    Not sure if this is the appropriate place to ask this question, But earlier in this thread, it was mentioned that there are two grill styles for 1968, one with 8 horizontal bars, and one with 12? horizontal bars. I have not seen a grill (or paid enough attention) with more than 8 horizontal bars. So I am assuming the 1968 grill with more horizontal bars is more rare, more desirable? Please clarify. As you can see in my photo, I may scrounge around for a grill when we get to that point in our project. I did observe that 1969 grills are different, and observed that 1969 GS grills are different then 1969 Skylark grills.
     
  19. Mike Trom

    Mike Trom Blah, Blah, Blah

    Two different grills in '68
    8 bars = Skylark & GS (GS grill was painted black, Skylark was silver)
    12 bars = Special and Sportwagon (painted black)

    The 12 bars would not be correct for a GS but will fit and it is not more rare or desirable.
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2018
  20. Mike Trom

    Mike Trom Blah, Blah, Blah

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