70/73 swinger rear bumper difference

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    btroxler Well-Known Member

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    How diifferent are the 70 vs 73 swinger rear bumpers, in other words can the 70 bolt up to the 73 brackets, if so what other issues may come up. I am going to fiberglass ones and I like the 1970 look. Thanks in advance.
     
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    I don't know whether it would bolt up (although it probably would) but proper '70 tail lights can be hard to find in nice shape.
     
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    70 bumper will not fit a 73. They are to different.
     
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    70 was an odd ball bumper the 71 to 72 will bolt up but the tail lights are different.
     
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    Here is what a 70 bumper looks like.

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    73 lights are the same as 71/72 (4 light assembly's vs the 70 2 light assembly). How different is the bumper itself as they physically look the same except for the lights. I can locate the assembly's but need to know if it can be done since I have gotten different information, I know that 71-73 are the same and I can't see the mopar would have made that much of a change in one year, has anybody done this, I believe the scamp model used this bumper past 1970.
     
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    Must of made the 5 MPH bumper change in 74. Sorry I was thinking the change was in 73.

    A 70 bumper will fit a 73. the only difference is a 70 only has 2 tail lights and a 73 has 4.

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    Here is what I was asking, the scamp used this style in 73, it appears that they are the same physical shape from what I can see, does anybody have these bumpers lying around to see if they are dimentional the same, thanks for the help so far.These are both 1973 vehicles.

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    I believe the Scamp bumper is the same as the 70 Dart, but the tail light lenses are slightly different. The pattern on the lens is different.
     
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    That blue car is a 70 Dart. I don't know about 72 or 73 scamps but I do know the 71 scamp had a 70 Dart bumper.
     
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    Thanks it looks like I will go ahead, I do believe the scamp lights are different but I figured the rear of the 70 to 73 was the same as it would make no sense for Dodge to retool the rear of the car after one year.
     
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    My frind had his 71 scamp parked next to my 70 Dart. They are the same. I tolled him I was going to steel his tail light because they were so much nicer than mine. LOL
     
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