Difference in 1970 and 1971+ E Body parts

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Difference in 1970 and 1971+ E Body parts

Post by anlauto on Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:57 am

I knew there were a lot of differences in the sheet metal of 70 E Bodies etc...but I never realized how different some of the parts were. I'm confused, because once designed for a new 1970 platform, I'm surprised they would have changed what seems like meaningless parts scratch so early inproduction.

Here's some side by side shots of what I'm talking about. These are original parts to two V code Cudas. One with a build date of Oct. 11th 1969, the other, only 11 months later Sept 9th 1970.

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Re: Difference in 1970 and 1971+ E Body parts

Post by Keith Mopar on Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:25 pm

Maybe there was some design flaws in the early cars and they changed it up for quality reasons.
Nooo, what am I saying...

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Re: Difference in 1970 and 1971+ E Body parts

Post by Worker Bee on Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:31 am

Hey Alan, when I get around to working on my '70 Challenger R/T SE, I'm going to need a hood. So '70 hoods don't have the crush zones(maybe some other things too) and I think they use different size bolts in the hinge area. My question is, can you modify a '71-'74 hood and pass it off as a '70 without having someone at a car show saying you don't have the right hood? geek

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Re: Difference in 1970 and 1971+ E Body parts

Post by anlauto on Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:57 am

Be a lot of work involved...I would just search for the correct hood.

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Re: Difference in 1970 and 1971+ E Body parts

Post by Worker Bee on Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:27 pm

Well that sucks..........but thanks!

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