71/70 grill/bumper swap ??

Discussion in 'Chassis restoration' started by buickbill, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. buickbill

    buickbill Well-Known Member

    just got a new 2me 71 lark cust. ,and was thinking about making it a 70 clone .will the bumper and grill swap ? whats involed ? what all parts are needed to complete?
  2. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    The bumper, grill, headlight bezels, hood nose piece, and the 70 grill has stainless trim that you would have to source. Got a lot of money burning a hole in your pocket?:D:D
  3. buickbill

    buickbill Well-Known Member

    no money . used it all starting fires last winter . but I do have a complete 70 ,so it should be a snap ?I guess the hood would have to be painted ?
  4. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    The rear bumper and braces and taillights are also year model specific.
  5. gsfred

    gsfred Founders Club Member

    I have a 70 skylark that someone put a 71 grille and bumper on, but left the 70 hood. So you may be able to leave your original hood. I'd try it for fitment before having to change and repaint the hood.
  6. buickbill

    buickbill Well-Known Member

    sure make life easier if I licked 71s better . really not much difference . joe blow probably thinks their the same !
  7. Bigpig455

    Bigpig455 Fastest of the slow....

    Dont forget the radiator support center support and hood release mechanism, all different on a 71. Gas tank too - fuel neck is lower on the 70

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