Comparing body panels from 66 and 69

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Comparing body panels from 66 and 69

Post by etroxel » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:54 pm

Hi all, I’m hoping to tap some wisdom here. Does anyone know if the bolt patterns are the same for ‘66 and ‘69 front fender mounting locations, hoods, and trunk lids? It looks like the latch is different for the hoods, but I’d like to know that too. Has anyone successfully swapped these on their cars?

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Re: Comparing body panels from 66 and 69

Post by spl310 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:52 am

Latch is indeed different. Trunk and fenders should swap no problem. Some variation on the top rear of the fender, and flare difference. If you address the latch difference, hoods fit the same hole.
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Re: Comparing body panels from 66 and 69

Post by C.Costine » Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:57 am

etroxel wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:54 pm
Hi all, I’m hoping to tap some wisdom here. Does anyone know if the bolt patterns are the same for ‘66 and ‘69 front fender mounting locations, hoods, and trunk lids? It looks like the latch is different for the hoods, but I’d like to know that too. Has anyone successfully swapped these on their cars?

Thanks!
If it's any help I swapped the trunk lid from my '68 to my '67. I looked into swapping the hood but found it to be more rusty than the one from my '67.
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Re: Comparing body panels from 66 and 69

Post by JT68 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:45 am

The hood prop assembly is also a complete misfit. If its a race car, use some hood pins and a chain as the prop/stop since no one cares. If its a street car, by the time you address all the little differences in a proper fashion, you might be better off just finding the correct hood. been there-done this. The hood scoop is different too, but that is aesthetic only (except the 66 trim strip won't fit-requires the 69).

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Re: Comparing body panels from 66 and 69

Post by mraitch » Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:06 am

I was always under the impression that the lowwindshield fenders wouldn't fit highs, due to the difference in windshield construction.

Am I wrong?
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Re: Comparing body panels from 66 and 69

Post by pebbles » Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:08 pm

mraitch wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:06 am
I was always under the impression that the lowwindshield fenders wouldn't fit highs, due to the difference in windshield construction.

Am I wrong?
The door is formed different for the windshield post, early-late. This contour varies car to car, as does the fender corner contour.
Both front fenders on My 68 are "67.5" but i only had to tighten the gap on the driver side.
I aquired a perfect 69 hood that will not fit on my 69. Gap to cowl is gigantic.
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Re: Comparing body panels from 66 and 69

Post by Down under 311 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:53 pm

Yes - well depends ... I have 68/69 fenders on my 67.5 and they fit perfectly !
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