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73-80 grille support & hood latch differences
« on: May 06, 2014, 10:22:05 PM »
Moving this from WTB to highlight 73-80 hood latch differences and grille brackets.

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"I seem to have misplaced my grille support and am sick of looking for it. Anyone got an extra they can part with? 73-74 only. Thanks"

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Re: WTB 73-74 grille support
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2014, 11:41:14 AM »
Ha didn't even realize they were reproduced!
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Re: WTB 73-74 grille support
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2014, 09:32:31 PM »
yep! with the support brackets also...

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Re: WTB 73-74 grille support
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2014, 04:36:07 PM »
Chris,

What's ETA on ship time and total price? Can you PM me? Thanks!
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Re: WTB 73-74 grille support
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2014, 11:25:33 AM »
OK so I found the original setup at Mom's house. Goes to show how long ago I had pulled the original grille out in favor of a tube grille when I was younger (dumb too in retrospect 1994-ish). I don't think we have a thread on the different grille brackets and latch/support setups so maybe we should make one out of this. I can post pix of the different brackets and latches and put it in the tech section. It's good to know that some the brackets are still available. It would be good to show the exact year differences in the setups but there were 3 versions, 73-74 center, 75-80 offset, and cable operated option which I believe was only available for 77-80.

Will post pix later
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Re: WTB 73-74 grille support
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2014, 12:02:43 PM »
Internal release was optional on all of them and they mount differently internal vs external...  The only year I am not 100% on this for is 73, I know 75's had this as I owned and original with it.

If you have pics please post them and create the tech thread out of it...

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Re: WTB 73-74 grille support
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2014, 08:46:13 AM »
Here is 73-74


75-80


Internal release


74-74 GMC only grille brackets


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