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Old 10-14-2008, 07:06 PM   #1
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Changed my front clip to a 73

I have had this 86 for about 2 years now and have never liked the front end. I have always like the 73-80 fronts more than the 81-87's
So I changed it over to a 73 clip with a goodmark cowlhood.

Sorry for the crappy picture it started raining here.
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Old 10-14-2008, 07:11 PM   #2
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Re: Changed my front clip to a 73

badass dude, i love the 73-80s front ends!
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Old 10-14-2008, 07:56 PM   #3
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Re: Changed my front clip to a 73

Came out great. I will agree with you on that... I got an 87 but there is something about the 73-80 that seems more classy. What was the hardest part of the conversion?
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Old 10-14-2008, 08:14 PM   #4
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oooh weee! Love it!
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Old 10-14-2008, 08:52 PM   #5
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Re: Changed my front clip to a 73

that turned out really cool.it's nice to see somebody go that way for a change.way to "think outside the box".i also like the small cowl hood. got any more pics of the truck?
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:05 PM   #6
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Re: Changed my front clip to a 73

Tease !
Post some more pics .
What we can see looks awesome .
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:24 PM   #7
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Re: Changed my front clip to a 73

73-74 front clips are the best looking out of the entire 73-87 (91) line in my opinion!

Good job, looks great (except the front signals are not 73-74)
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:27 PM   #8
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Looks great. You did a fine job.
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Old 10-14-2008, 10:21 PM   #9
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Re: Changed my front clip to a 73

ive been wanting to do that is it all just bolt on no fab? looks great btw
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Old 10-14-2008, 10:27 PM   #10
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Re: Changed my front clip to a 73

That looks great. I also like the 73 style front ends. Nice job.
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Old 10-14-2008, 10:50 PM   #11
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ive been wanting to do that is it all just bolt on no fab? looks great btw
I'm wondering the same.

Wasn't the cowl area the main problem of the conversion from 73-80 to 81-87? Does the 73-80 hood cover that up?

Great stuff man!
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Old 10-14-2008, 10:57 PM   #12
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Re: Changed my front clip to a 73

I really dig it. Looks much better
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Old 10-14-2008, 11:09 PM   #13
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Re: Changed my front clip to a 73

I love it ! My first truck was a 78 with a 73-74 Cheyenne Super grill. Always been more of a 73-80 fan.
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Old 10-14-2008, 11:52 PM   #14
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73-74 front clips are the best looking out of the entire 73-87 (91) line in my opinion!
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Old 10-14-2008, 11:56 PM   #15
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73-74 front clips are the best looking out of the entire 73-87 (91) line in my opinion!.....
I totally agree. I love the 73-80 front end, but the 73-74 grill really adds some dimension...
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Old 10-15-2008, 12:25 AM   #16
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Re: Changed my front clip to a 73

Nice it looks great. I like that hood too it sets it off.
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Old 10-15-2008, 12:30 AM   #17
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Re: Changed my front clip to a 73

Much better dude! How much did the cowl hood run you?
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Old 10-15-2008, 08:13 AM   #18
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73-74 front clips are the best looking out of the entire 73-87 (91) line in my opinion!

Good job, looks great (except the front signals are not 73-74)
I totally agree with you Jeff! I like 'em all but the 73-80 clip just looks way better than the 81-87s. I have thought about doing the same thing to mine. My truck has A/C that works though and I'm not sure if all the A/C parts would swap over, or what would need to be done to make it all work again.

I really like your truck! Glad you posted the pics because the next time that I would have seen you out here on FF highway with your truck looking like it does now I'd sure have been scratching my head trying to figure out if it was a different truck, or the same one with a clip swap! Post up some more pics when you can! ...Joe
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:25 AM   #19
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Re: Changed my front clip to a 73

I love it! Much better... the 73-74 grille is my favorite too... especially since I got my '73... Nice job! More pics please!
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Looks awesome!!!
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Old 10-15-2008, 10:11 AM   #21
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That looks much much better. Yall quite hatin on the 80's fronts. I appreciate both, but the 73-74 is my favorite 70s front.
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Re: Changed my front clip to a 73

MMMmmmmm - cowl hood...
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.... Yall quite hatin on the 80's fronts.....
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:21 PM   #24
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That looks good!
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Old 10-15-2008, 03:13 PM   #25
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Re: Changed my front clip to a 73

looks very nice. i prefer 81-87 but that is because i have an 84 silverado swb. nice work!
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