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    Posted: 04-February-2018 at 7:23AM
  Hello , I can say newbie here ,      Always had some questions maybe some one can answer .    Have a 1974 Gran Torino .    Sure like the 1972 and 73 sport hood with the hood scoop on them and wonder if a 72 or 73 hood would fit on my 74 if I should ever find one .  
 
   Second is would a front clip off a 1975 cougar fit a 74 gran torino ?   The 74 Gran Torino has that big plastic grill where the Cougar's I think is metal but not sure .     Confused
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote n2fordwagons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04-February-2018 at 8:56AM
72 is the only year that the scoop was on the gts hood. It is a 1 year only hood, will not bolt onto your 74. Some folks have taken the scoop section from a 72 hood and grafted to a 74-76 hood. That would be your only option.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04-February-2018 at 6:47PM
^^^ yes what jeff said!! the cougar profile body lines are different! won't line up with the torino's body lines at the door!
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I am a newbie as well can I put the front clip from a 72 gts on a 73 ?
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the frame horns where the 1972 bumper mounts are 1 year only, 1972

the 73 uses 5 mph impact absorbers where the 72 is solid mounted, different frame

it's been done more than a couple times, get a set of 72 frame horns and weld them on then the complete 72 doghouse fits the 73 body shell

next problem is the availability of good 72 sheet metal, being 1 year only it's hard to find

the 72 grill trim alone is crazy money

would you be good with a 73 bumper tuck and hood graft?
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