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Post by gct1995 on Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:40 pm

Going from a 77 malibu dual headlight to a 74 s3 laguna front end off of a 74 laguna s3 el camino anything I should know any issues I will run into?

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Post by Joe73 on Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:20 pm

Grab the headlight harness if you can. Will make things a bit easier.
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Post by 76 Malibu on Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:50 pm

I swapped my 76 front end for a 74 (non Laguna). It was a very easy bolt on bolt off affair. I would imagine it wouldn't be much different for the Laguna nose, except you have to remove the bumper too. I didn't change the headlight harness though but I guess I should if I can find one.

Post some pics of the swap. The 74 Laguna front end is my favorite G3 front end.


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Post by gct1995 on Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:33 pm

Yeah I found a donor 74 laguna el camino for 600

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Post by gct1995 on Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:36 pm

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Post by gct1995 on Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:37 pm

This is what I have currently has a 305 with 115000 miles but just picked up a 396/402 out of a 72 chevelle

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Post by Limey SE on Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:03 pm

gct1995 wrote:Chevelle Front end swap 20180710


I like that its clean what ya doing with the take off parts ?
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Post by 76 Malibu on Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:22 pm

Looks like a great Malibu. The Laguna nose should look awesome and a 396 will move out nicely.
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Post by fasrnur on Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:48 pm

Laguna noses can be a bit tricky to get lined up from what I've heard. Make sure you get ALL the brackets that mount it to the radiator support as well as the ones that bolt the fenders to the nose.
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Post by Joe73 on Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:15 am

Big block will do nicely but not without better gears. Gears are the best bang for the buck regardless big or small block.
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Post by gct1995 on Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:21 am

Will Probably sell the spare parts, hood and front end putting on 2inch fiberglass cowl hood

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Post by gct1995 on Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:32 am

This is what I am using for the front end


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Post by Limey SE on Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:23 am

where ya Located at for consideration of getting parts ??

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Post by gct1995 on Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:05 pm

kansas city

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Post by 77camino on Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:02 pm

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Post by Limey SE on Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:24 pm

gct1995 wrote:kansas city

Ok Interested PM me what your thinking for Price
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