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Post by Elkyerik on Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:58 am

working on a 73 El Camino that for some reason have a 75 front on it. The other day I picked up a 73 Laguna nose with all mounting hardware. Will the Laguna nose bolt right up to my 73 El Camino?

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Post by Joe73 on Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:36 am

Sure will. And if you have to, you can use your 75 metal fender wells to replace the plastic 73 fender wells. In case your 73 ones are damaged. Just fyi.
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Post by Elkyerik on Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:42 am

My plan is to just change to the 73 Laguna nose of the car and keep my 73 EL Camino fenders and fenders wells. I guess the fenders are the same? I've heard that the laguna nose is really heavy, is there a way to lighten it?
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Post by g3chevy on Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:51 am

I just traded a fiberglass Laguna front nose with RevinKevin here on the site for his original Laguna nose. The fiberglass nose can be lifted with one hand but obviously wouldn't withstand any type of impact. The original nose with all the bracing attached inside is around 200 pounds so the weight savings is huge. If you bought a fiberglass nose new it would be about $700.

http://www.usbody.com/pages_cars/73-chevelle.htm

You could remove the inner bumper brace and save about 50 pounds there but you'd have to fabricate the bumper mounts that connect to the energy absorbers that bolts to the frame itself. Below are some pics for reference.


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