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 Posted: 08-04-2017 04:43 pm
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jmgrngr
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My 1973 obviously has some mis-matched parts as shown by the poor fit of the headlight cowling to the bumper, and bumper to fender. I've had the car for many years but before I got it I'm guessing that it had some accident damage and was probably repaired using salvaged parts from a different year (1974?). The problem is I don't know which parts belong here and which are wrong. Can anyone tell me how to tell which parts belong to a '73 and which don't? It's also possible that it's not limited to sheet metal -- there may be pieces underneath that don't match too. Thanks.

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 Posted: 08-04-2017 06:18 pm
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the headlight scoop is sitting ON TOP of the bumper. The bumper is too high and too far back. Don't know if you can loosen the bumper bracket bolts and get it to sit where it belongs.

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 Posted: 08-04-2017 07:21 pm
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That's a '74 & later fender & shroud, and yes the bumper is too high.
Also, the headlight shroud should NOT be touching the fender at all; if it does, as in your case, there is a lot of flex in the car driving and will crack it similar to yours.
The shroud should have 2 #2-cross-point/posidrive screws under the hood and an adjustable 1/4" X 28 thd./in. stud in the other/outer side where it passes through the hole in the inner frame. A nut with a large washer on the outer part adjusts the shroud maybe 1/8" from the fender and the inner part has a washer and wing nut(hard to find 1/4"X28 wing nuts).

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