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1973 chevelle bumper vs 1974 chevelle bumper

Post by alleyball4 on Thu May 16, 2013 6:05 pm

are a 73 and 74 front and back bumper the same?

they look identical, but I am not sure??
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Post by Limey SE on Thu May 16, 2013 6:20 pm

front I believe so is........Back is not even close sorry they are there own animal
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Post by dynchel on Thu May 16, 2013 6:21 pm

The back is definitely different, 73 is old school where as the 74 has the 5 mph bumper. The fronts look similar but I believe they are different also.
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Post by Limey SE on Thu May 16, 2013 6:27 pm

the shocks is what the front different now that I remember you may get away with going from 73 to 74 Bumper but you have to use the front shocks from the later years as well
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Post by Joe73 on Thu May 16, 2013 6:34 pm

Limey SE wrote:the shocks is what the front different now that I remember you may get away with going from 73 to 74 Bumper but you have to use the front shocks from the later years as well

The chrome parts are different for each of those years. Yes the shocks are different, so to use the opposite year shocks you also have to change or modify the "guts" on the rear of the bumper.

73 bumper guts mount to the sides of the shocks, 74 bumpers have threaded shafts sticking out of the rear guts that just slip straight into the front of the shocks and you put the nut on the back.
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Post by dynchel on Thu May 16, 2013 6:37 pm

I wish I could easily add a '73 rear bumper to my '74 but even if it was a easy bolt on, then I would have two places to Mount a license plate. donotcare
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Post by Limey SE on Thu May 16, 2013 6:51 pm

question is then Joe will the 74 shocks fit into the 73 Frame ?? that is what I referring to but have never tried so am not sure ?
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Post by Joe73 on Thu May 16, 2013 7:59 pm

Yes. The shock will bolt right to.the frame . Either year and vice versal. Bolt it on!!
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Post by Joe73 on Thu May 16, 2013 7:59 pm

Yes. The shock will bolt right to.the frame . Either year and vice versal. Bolt it on!!
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Post by Limey SE on Thu May 16, 2013 8:00 pm

Joe73 wrote:Yes. The shock will bolt right to.the frame . Either year and vice versal. Bolt it on!!

Kewl the Limey learnt something FINALLY !!! LOL
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Post by pila on Fri May 17, 2013 12:10 am

Only thing is, are the bumper filler panels gonna fit ? There are differences over the years in the G3 cars.

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Post by alleyball4 on Sat May 18, 2013 2:16 pm

thanks for the input on this ...

I got a guy wanting to give me a deal on front and back bumpers ... but they are off of a 74, not a 73.

I was going to tuck the bumpers, so the filler was not an issue ... but I didn't want to have to do a bunch of modification on the mounts, guts, etc, to make them work.
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Post by Joe73 on Sat May 18, 2013 5:20 pm

Just fyi, my posting up above about the shocks is for the fronts. As for the rear bumpers and mounting, the 73 is the only year that bolts to the SIDES of the frame in the rear. All the other years have threads sticking out of the bumper (rear) and they just slide right on and you put the nuts on. Not so with a 73, different animal.

Just dont want you to get stuck with something you cant use.
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Post by McCauley5983 on Sat May 18, 2013 10:11 pm

front turn signals are different on 73
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