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    Posted: 29-December-2017 at 7:16PM
I know it's come up but I can't find a thread. I'm getting closer to painting the car so I've got to come up with some hard answers soon.

From what I've seen in pictures the 72-73 front laser stripe mouldings appear to be as long as the 74-76 front mouldings on cars that don't have a front lower moulding.

Are the wheel openings themselves that different?
Is the front lower bodyline different?
Has anyone here actually attempted to fit the later mouldings to the 72-73 fenders?
Are they close enough to convince them to fit?

Are the back wheel mouldings the same?
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from what i've seen some 74-76 are like the lazer style (no flat lower ends)
some 74-76 fronts have the lower rear flattened (for rocker trim)
some 74-76 fronts have the lower rear and lower front flattened for rocker trim (some sport and brougham)
 rears are the same
flattened for rocker trim or no flattening


 i do have a 72 fender i can see if the 74-76 front trim will fit???
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Flattened would make sense. I've never seen them.



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Originally posted by californiajohnny californiajohnny wrote:


 i do have a 72 fender i can see if the 74-76 front trim will fit???


If you get the chance that would be cool.
I'm thinking with the scarcity of 72-73 front moldings I might have to consider living with a flattened area down at the rocker area until suitable ones are available.
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I'd be interested to know if it works too. Post some photos of how it fits if you do this.
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1974 - 1976 molding. A '73 front molding is the same shape (minus flattened area) as the '74-76, as they are the same fenders.

Edited by unlovedford - 31-December-2017 at 2:38AM
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1972 Laser moldings
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Thanks for the pictorial Joe. How've you been?

Is the rear flattened as well on that one?
Are the 73's different from the 72's?

I have found that some of those 74-76's don't have the flattened front section.





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most do not have the flattened front section! some sports and the broughams did. but some sports only had wheel trim without rocker trim they do not had flattened end they look just like the lazer set joe posted

FWIW i had the flattened front style on my car! for a couple years... and NOBODY NOTICED THAT!!! until recently i acquired the correct ones Big smile NOS!!Wink
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That's good to know. The rears are the same 72-76?
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far as i know! some have said the rancheros rear wheelwheels are different but i took a pair on NOS rear trim and test fitted them up against a ranchero and they fit correctly Shocked
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Good to know too. Thanks cj.
It's only January so I'll have to keep my eyes and ears open. The half mouldings are practically growing on trees right now. I almost bought a laser stripe parts car just for the mouldings but I'm looking to move and having another car laying around won't make it any easier.
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I have used the 1/2 moldings to swat wasps, whack weeds, and extend my reach to pick up something on a shelf. Just too many collecting space.
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Originally posted by unlovedford unlovedford wrote:

I have used the 1/2 moldings to swat wasps, whack weeds, and extend my reach to pick up something on a shelf. Just too many collecting space.

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If we are on the topic of mouldings.... I am hunting for a left front "full" for a 72 laser car. Part number D2OZ-16039-A

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