73 Z/28 RS bumper/endura and grille surround

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  1. Crosby

    Crosby 1973 Camaro RS Lifetime Gold Member

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    Hi - wondering what the general consensus is on the OER replacements for my 73 RS, for the grill surround (chrome?) and the bumper (endura)... I'm replacing most everything and have the old RS grille warming up in my garage right now. Mostly concerned about what brand is best/least amount of headaches (I'm sure they all need work), and if anyone has a link to an exploded diagram so I can be sure I am getting all of the parts I need? Thanks!
     
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    I've heard the OER noses don't fit well with the factory sheet metal. Look for a thread by hoov81 where he shows how to repair a factory nose.
    Pics from the 73 Assembly Manual. 20200110_212705.jpg 20200110_212656.jpg 20200110_212638.jpg
     
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    You should search the site for pics of all the support bars and brackets. 73 had more of those than 70-72 due to federal bumper mandates. I think some people say 11 or 13, depending on what you count.
     
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    It is 11 unique bars for the 73. IMG_3902.JPG
     
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    Thanks guys!
     
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    I've got the OER endura nose on my '73... it takes some work to get it to fit well with the factory sheetmetal. The metal frame on the original had rotted out.

    -Chuck
     
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