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    Posted: 14-September-2021 at 3:39PM
Do the 1973 Torino and 1973 Gran Torino Sport use the same hood and front bumper?
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i believe so
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Actually sometimes the bumper can be different, there was a very basic base bumper that has no wrap around at the ends, it's  just kind of a simple flat faced piece like a truck bumper. I think this was for fleet cars.


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Originally posted by mkshelton mkshelton wrote:

Actually sometimes the bumper can be different, there was a very basic base bumper that has no wrap around at the ends, it's  just kind of a simple flat faced piece like a truck bumper. I think this was for fleet cars.




That should be a base model/Torino I'd guess, those were always very rare.
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73 base has a wrap around ends and is the same bumper as a 73 gran torino. not sure what mkshelton saw, but it wasn't factory for any 73 and up factory Torino
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Thanks for the input guys. The one I’m looking at has the wrap around ends but no bumper guards or any rubber strips.
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It's possible the one I found didn't have the original bumper. It was an old school district fleet car and who knows what they had done to it. It looked like it was original but it was very rusty/chrome long gone and maybe the ends were cut off for some reason.

I remember a 67? f200 my dad bought from a school. It was setup for a snow plow but it was only 2wd. It had a full size step side bed that was decked over with a 3/4"steel plate and when my dad filled that up with snow, it had pretty good traction on the rear military tires.
It was 6 cylinder with a 4 speed on the floor and no heater and it had split rims.

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any of them were available smooth chrome, bumper guards, or rub strips
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hogfiddles Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-December-2021 at 3:08PM
and, the same hood was used on a number of other cars, as well.  The base Torino hood is a different hood, though, and is a different shape at the. Front since there is no header panel, and the grill is a different shape, etc…….
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