Split bumper and tailights

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  1. SPG

    SPG Bumblebee Builder

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    EDIT: Meant front spoiler, not split bumper, sorry.

    Hello everyone, I just bought a 1975 Camaro and doing a restomod.
    I'm nowhere near body work yet but I just want to get two things out of the way since I can't actually work on it just yet.
    First things first, does anyone sell a front spoiler for a 1975 camaro? I don't believe this year actually had one so it would be after market. Would the one from 70-73 work just fine? and if so does anyone sell a recreation of this part? I've attached a picture to show what I'm looking for
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    As for the last thing...and more unreasonable option...is there anyway to put the tail lights on from a 70-73 onto my 75? If I can't that's fine...but I personally feel like the earlier model has significantly better lights than the refresh. (but I prefer the front end of the newer one more which is why I got it)
    If not...oh well, no big deal. But I'd like to figure this out now instead of stirring around in my head for a few months while I work on more important things like...the engine.
     
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    For the front you need an entire front clip off a 70 to 73. Including the radiator support. If you have all the parts it is more or less a bolt on.

    For the back you need to buy a tail pan and have welded in. The quarter panels are also different on the edge. The later years have a notch out for the tail lights.

    and by the way the rear window will still be wrong.
     
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    Alright thanks for that info, I'll look into that bumper
    As for the tail pan.....sounds like more effort than it's worth. Might still consider it but it seems unlikely at this point. Shame...oh well.
     
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    After you do all that work it might be cheaper to go out find a decent 70-73 Camaro. I see reasonable ones for sale all the time but you might need to travel.
     
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    Possible, but I already have the 75
    might be one of those things where I just suck it up and just don't do it.
    Because really I just like the front end of the 74-77
     
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    Me too! be proud of your big bumpers!
     
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    Actually...I think I used the wrong term entirely, I don't think I want split bumpers...I want a bumper spoiler
    the lip right below that...not sure why I thought it was called a split. (or maybe I'm still wrong haha)
     
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    This? I don't know where to get that
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    Or this? Stock lower front spoiler is available
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    you can get a front spoiler for the 74-77s i have one on mine
     
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    That one right there
    I probably couldn't find it because I was searching for the wrong thing entirely.
     

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