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12/31/15 8:39am - Original Message: 'front end swap'
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1975 L48 Stingray 1992 LT1

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Quick question for all you experienced people out there,  will a 71 front clip fit my 75?  Some books show the clips fit from 69 to whatever, but I'm sure my front end was 3" longer than the earlier models as I had to add 3" on to the body dolly when i built it.



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12/31/15 11:08am - Reply: 'Re: front end swap'
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1981 Corvette Two-Tone Claret color, 4 spd, C7 Vert

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What would inspire you to want to change to a chrome bumper front end and find all the related hardware below the surface?  The frame is basically the same, but your '75 has all the reinforcements bolted on for the impact bumpers.

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12/31/15 1:02pm - Reply: 'Re: front end swap'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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Will it fit? Coitainly it will(eventually). Will it be an easy bolt-on deal? Not hardly. Fenders are the same. Hood surround and front fascia are different. Depends on how bad you want that chromie front end, and how much yer willing to spend to get it modified and fitted. Tongue

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1/1/16 7:45am - Reply: 'Re: front end swap'
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Duh! You know I never even thought about the chrome bumpers, someone close has a 71 for parts and I thought hmm front clip close to home.  Guess thats out.

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