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Offline fabianignacio

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Changing Challenger grill 71 to 70
« on: July 25, 2020 - 08:06:05 PM »
Hey guys.
I'm buying a 71 Challenger to be restored, and I was wondering if I can change the grill for the 70 model. Is it possible to achieve? Any help or sample would be appreciated.
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Re: Changing Challenger grill 71 to 70
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2020 - 08:14:52 AM »
The 70 Challenger grill will readily bolt in to the 1971 fender. The headlight buckets are welding in to 70-71 fenders. You will also need the 1970 head light bezels.It is an easy switch. You can also get a hardware kit to get the c clips and hardware if needed.

I did this years ago on my 71 Challenger vert; I ended up going back to the correct grill later.  Today, the 71 grills are not reproduced and are expensive when an owner needs one.
Just curious; are you switching because you like the 70 grill better, or that you lack 71 grill, which is more difficult to find and in good condition?
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Re: Changing Challenger grill 71 to 70
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2020 - 10:08:09 AM »
There is definitely interest in the purchase of your 71 grill if your taking it out.
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Offline fabianignacio

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Re: Changing Challenger grill 71 to 70
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2020 - 07:56:13 PM »
Thanks a lot guys for the reply
I like the 70 more than the 71, but if I change it, I will keep the 71.

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Re: Changing Challenger grill 71 to 70
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2020 - 10:30:34 PM »
We would like progress pics. 
Or progress descriptions if you can't post pictures.

Hope it goes smoothly.  If you look around, there are threads on changing these grills with pictures.

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