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Old 09-23-2015, 09:23 AM   #1
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60-62 Frame Horns

Common problem with them cracking and breaking.
I had hoped to replace them with the 63-66 style, but it's not just about the bolt spacing, the 60-62 bumper contour is different than the 63-66.
I know I could find someone who has a nicer set they could cut off an old frame, but I'd like to see if we could come up with another solution. Has anyone fabricated their own new horns?
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Old 09-23-2015, 11:28 AM   #2
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Re: 60-62 Frame Horns

I actually made it this far before I realized the shape of the bumpers are different. I knew the bolt spacing was different, but I didn't realize the shape of the bumpers on 63-66 were different from the 60-62.
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Old 09-23-2015, 11:33 AM   #3
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Re: 60-62 Frame Horns

You've gone that far, why not just find a 63-66 bumper to fit the new horns? Or am I missing something?
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Old 09-23-2015, 01:45 PM   #4
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Re: 60-62 Frame Horns

They're not welded yet. Just hanging there for mock up.
Yes, I've considered getting a 63-66 Chrome Bumper.
I've got one more thing I'm going to try.
I would rather not spend $180.
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Old 09-23-2015, 02:02 PM   #5
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Re: 60-62 Frame Horns

Isn't the 63-66 frame taller here ? Might interfere with the grille surround . The notches in the surround for 63-66 are taller or deeper than 60-62.
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Old 09-23-2015, 02:08 PM   #6
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Re: 60-62 Frame Horns

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Isn't the 63-66 frame taller here ? Might interfere with the grille surround . The notches in the surround for 63-66 are taller or deeper than 60-62.
yes, my grill support happens to be from a 65. my 65 is on a 62 frame.
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Old 09-23-2015, 04:09 PM   #7
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Re: 60-62 Frame Horns

I'll chalk it up to another lesson learned.
No big deal. I went ahead and repaired the 62 horns.
I'm comfortable with my welding skills.
I'll just weld them back on.
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Old 09-23-2015, 10:47 PM   #8
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Re: 60-62 Frame Horns

My front frame horns are shot too so if anyone has '60-'62 horns or another solution, please reply.
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Re: 60-62 Frame Horns

I cut mine off. Bolted the broken pieces to the bumper. Tack welded the pieces together. Then welded the repaired horns back on.
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Re: 60-62 Frame Horns

I would weld in some gussets to keep it from happening again.
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Re: 60-62 Frame Horns

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here is the difference in the profile black line is 62. red is 66


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Re: 60-62 Frame Horns

I am in the same predicament. I currently have a set of frame horns from a 63-66. If I welded those on to my 60 Chevy would I just have to use the 63 to 66 bumper?
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I am in the same predicament. I currently have a set of frame horns from a 63-66. If I welded those on to my 60 Chevy would I just have to use the 63 to 66 bumper?
Yes
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