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Author Topic: Does a '75 grille interchange with a '73?  (Read 874 times)

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Does a '75 grille interchange with a '73?
« on: February 13, 2019, 01:46:40 PM »
They look similar...but not sure....

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Re: Does a '75 grille interchange with a '73?
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2019, 08:24:23 PM »
no. center mounts are different.
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Re: Does a '75 grille interchange with a '73?
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2019, 10:12:53 PM »
Thanks....I appreciate it.

Anyone know were a '73 grille is? Actually mine isn't terrible..one bar missing and both lens disappeared somewhere....

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Re: Does a '75 grille interchange with a '73?
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2019, 08:42:52 PM »
I have found a couple on eBay. They seem to be getting more expensive though even for used ones in good shape.
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Re: Does a '75 grille interchange with a '73?
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2019, 06:57:07 AM »
Way back in the 70s , I put a 76 grill in my second 1972 Pinto.
Don't remember if I had to change anything though.....

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Re: Does a '75 grille interchange with a '73?
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2019, 08:14:11 PM »
You can put a 74-75 grill in a 71-73. It will just sit out closer to the front edge of the hood and makes it hard to use the hood latch. you would also have to fab a center mount point. A lot of V8 swaps used that grill to gain some radiator space. Most of those just pinned the hood too though.   
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