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77-78 front bumper to 76 TA
« on: May 20, 2010, 12:27:35 PM »
I have a 76 TA and want to mount a 77-78 front bumper to it. What brackets do I need to attach the bumper support to the subframe? I did notice the 76 upper nose support is similar to the 77-78- is it the same?

Thanks for your help.

Geno

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Re: 77-78 front bumper to 76 TA
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2010, 12:44:01 PM »
The front bumper brackets look similar but the bolts holes are spaced differently.
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Re: 77-78 front bumper to 76 TA
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2010, 12:46:18 PM »
I believe the 76 front fenders also include a bracket that won't be needed (and is actually in the way) when you convert to a 77/78 nose ;)

Drill out a couple spot welds and the brackets will pop off. Save those brackets if you plan on converting back to a 76 nose. Or toss them up on ebay as I'm sure someone will need the pair...

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Re: 77-78 front bumper to 76 TA
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2010, 03:56:24 PM »
Thanks for the replies- does the bumper reinforcement bolt directly to the subframe, or are there brackets that extend out to support it? Anyone have a schematic that shows how all the parts bolt up?

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Re: 77-78 front bumper to 76 TA
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2010, 03:58:50 PM »
The bumper brackets bolt to the subframe horns, same as other years...the difference is in the brackets themselves with the bumper attachment bolt holes being spaced differently on '76 vs '77+

I'll try to find a pic
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Re: 77-78 front bumper to 76 TA
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2010, 04:06:05 PM »
'76 front bumper assembly






'77/'78 front bumper assembly

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Re: 77-78 front bumper to 76 TA
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2010, 04:16:47 PM »
Thank you sir- I see I have some parts to gather. I take it the bumper extensions are unique to the 77-78 model?

Geno