Can i put a 68 front end on a 70? - Impala Tech
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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-21-2019, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Can i put a 68 front end on a 70?

Hey guys, my grandpa had a 68 convertible, and I've been searching for one to build for a while. I want to go restomod on the build, so i will be building the car from the ground up.
I found a '70 convertible that is very clean, and the price is right at $1500. I went ahead and purchased it, the deal was too good. Although it is close to the '68 i had my heart set on, It isn't quite the same. And i prefer the front end and more curvy lines of the '68. I know anything is possible with the right amount of time and effort, can anyone tell me how difficult it would be to put a '68 front end on a 70? Im considering quarterpanels as well to get those curvier lines. I know nothing would be a direct fit, I'm just wondering how close they are. Anyone tried it before?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-21-2019, 05:43 PM
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Although possible, I doubt very much that it would fit. Also to try to find someone out there who has tried it already will be next to impossible. Not a popular swap in the least little bit.

Plus as many will say "It's your car and you can do what you want", but that said, the value would drop like a rock. Especially on a '70 Convertible, a rare car to begin with.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-21-2019, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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That's good advice. I didnt take its value into consideration. I found it in a field, and the owner seemed happy just to get rid of it. Its easy when you get something cheap to not consider its value.
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That's good advice. I didnt take its value into consideration. I found it in a field, and the owner seemed happy just to get rid of it. Its easy when you get something cheap to not consider its value.

besides, you know what's going to happen if you do that mod? practically guaranteed that as soon as you've sunk enough $$ into it a real 68 is gonna pop-up for a killer deal. and you know what you're going to be doing? --->
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