QUESTION......71 GS HOOD NOSE PIECE

Discussion in 'Chassis restoration' started by MM76, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. MM76

    MM76 Active Member

    I am buying a 71 GS hood for my 70 SKYLARK...... is there a difference between the 70 and 71 chrome nose piece? If so, how do you tell the difference? Am I able to use the nose piece from my 70 SKYLARK hood?

    Thanks
    Mike
     
  2. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Yes. a 71 hood lip molding is very different than a 70. There's even a difference between a 70 GS hood lip molding and that of a 70 Skylark. But not to get too deep in the weeds here, you can get by putting the 70 Skylark molding on your GS hood. Most probably wouldn't pick up on it. Only the GS nerds will. :p
     
  3. MM76

    MM76 Active Member

    Thanks for the info. Haven't actually looked at the molding that closely when I've been around GS's and agreed I probably wouldn't have noticed anyway. LOL! Again thanks for your help!

    Mike
     
  4. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    The 71 is half painted. 70 is all chrome. I can’t remember if there are part numbers cast in them?
     
  5. MM76

    MM76 Active Member

    Aside from the paint on the 71, are they the same design and size?

    Mike
     
  6. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    no not at all
     
  7. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Use the skylark bar, only a buick gs guy will know it's not a gs bar, and some of them wouldn't
     
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  8. MM76

    MM76 Active Member

    Gteat......thanks! Appreciate your help!

    Mike
     

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