Will 70 GS grille fit on my 72 skylark?

Discussion in 'Classic Buicks' started by mattd3933, Jun 23, 2019.

  1. mattd3933

    mattd3933 Member

    My 72 Lark Grille is somewhat busted, i picked up a 70 GS grille thinking that since most of the 70-72 stuff will interchange in general i could make it work. has anyone done enough grilles to know? mainly im worried about mounting it.
  2. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    You will need 70 headlight doors and a 70 hood lip molding. I do not think that you would need a 70 bumper. You may need the trim piece that attaches to the 70 grille.
  3. BrunoD

    BrunoD Looking for Fast Eddie

    71 would fit better,but your best bet is to sell the 70 grille and buy a 72,you should make some money on the deal,as the 70's grilles are supposed to be worth more,just because there's more demand for them.Bruno.
  4. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    You'll need a 70 front bumper too.
  5. mattd3933

    mattd3933 Member

    Thanks for the info. i guess i will be continuing the search. and trying to find this grille a new home.
  6. mattd3933

    mattd3933 Member

    New Info. turns out my 70 Grille Is actually a 71 GS grille. thats better right? can someone tell me exactly what i would need to mod to make the 71 grille work [​IMG]
  7. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    71 headlight doors and a 71 hood molding
  8. Philip66

    Philip66 Well-Known Member

    You'll also need the correct grille studs.

    You definitely need a hood lip molding. A 72 molding will break a 71 grille.
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2019
  9. Duane

    Duane Member

    And this is VERY important. You need the studs off a 71 GS grill only. If you try to use studs off a 71 skylark grill then they will go so far in and then crack the grill.

    The 71 GS grill studs are a smaller diameter then the 71 Skylark grill studs.
  10. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    Smaller than 72.
  11. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    Could use JB weld. Then when gets hard will screw out nicely. Or not.
  12. KMac3628

    KMac3628 New Member

    Just purchased 1970 skylark custom convertible and I believe has 71 front bumper / grille. I would like to go back to original any advice ?

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  13. gsfred

    gsfred Founders Club Member

    Looks to have a 72 hood, headlight doors with a 71 skylark grille and bumper.

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