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1971 cuda grill in a 1973 cuda??
« on: April 08, 2006 - 12:14:24 pm »
  I came across a 1971 grill for the right price.  I was wondering what it takes to put a 1971 cuda grill into a 1973 cuda.  What modifications must take place to make it work and look right?   The piece might just get saved until I can find a 1971 barracuda or cuda for the right price.
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Re: 1971 cuda grill in a 1973 cuda??
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2006 - 05:11:37 pm »
You would probably need the 71 front fenders, which I can't imagine are easy to find.  :dunno:

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Re: 1971 cuda grill in a 1973 cuda??
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2006 - 05:27:15 pm »
I think it would be a nightmare, lots of fabrication would be involved..
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Re: 1971 cuda grill in a 1973 cuda??
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2006 - 08:23:51 pm »
Actually, the 72-74 fender headlamp inserts are correct for the 4 headlamp setup. I use 72-74 headlamp inserts and weld them into 70 fenders to make 71 fenders.
You will need the headlamp mounts which are being reproduced by P&G ($299) along with the 5" seal beams, retainer rings and adjusters. To make it look right though, you will need the 71 valance (P&G $499), valance insert (Year One $144), the 71 style park lamps (P&G $299) and lenses (Year One $154) and if you don't have them you'll need the headlamp rings that mount to the grille, (P&G $195). Will cost a little over $1500 plus the cost of the grille. You will need to slot the holes on your bumper brackets where they bolt to the frame and slide your bumpers in approx. one inch.

There's basically no fabrication, just installation.

Or...you could sell the grille to me as a spare for my 71. :naughty:
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1970 Superbird (Yes, it's real) Black Ice
1971 Barracuda Sassy Grass Green (sold)
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Re: 1971 cuda grill in a 1973 cuda??
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2006 - 10:02:51 pm »
Now that is the answer I was looking for.  This is my first Cuda and it seems that you have just done a ton of ground work for me.  Thanks.  Solutions like that are why I am a part of this forum.  I will use that as a guideline for my upcoming modifications.  thanks again!!

  Or... you could sell me your 71 as a spare for my grill!! :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:
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