Front Valence Question (Small Bumper Conversion)

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  1. Deerhog

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    I'm planning on doing a small bumper conversion on my 73 comet GT. Does this mean I would need a front valence and rock guard from a 70-72 or would a 73 valence and rock guard work? My 73 valence is messed up so I have to buy one either way. Also are there any mounting differences between these valences that could pose a challenge? And I would greatly appreciate if someone could put in a link to a place where I could buy the required valence and rock guard for the conversion. Thanks.
     
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    The 73 valance and rock (stone guard) are a 1 year only type, the valance would physically fit but has a larger opening in the middle area to fit around the bumper mounts and would look out of place the stone guard would not fit.
     
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    Craig Selvey Indiana State Rep - MCCI Supporting Member

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    The center grill support will also need changed to the 1970-1972 style.

    Front valances and stone guards are available NEW from several vendors.
     
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    I've located the valence and stone guard, but I can't seem to find a center grill support. I don't care if it's in good condition used or new but anything would be appreciated.
     
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    I used a '73 grille in my '74 when I went to small bumpers. If your car is a 73, I think you can continue to use your current grille, grille support, and leave your turn signals in their present location. I dont know what year my valence is....it was laying in the interior when I bought the car.
     
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