1. Ricky bobby

    Ricky bobby New Member

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    Hi I’m 20 (young and clueless) and I got a 1976 duster was wondering if I could do a front clip swap to something else maybe something flat and flush just curious I have no clue Possibly a 1970 duster front clip if so would I need grill fenders and hood or just grill and frenders probably going to aftermarket hood

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  2. Stephen Mulkey

    Stephen Mulkey FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Others will probably be able to help you with your question, but I need to ask why you want to change. Your 76 looks pretty clean and your efforts to change the clip could be better put to taking your nice Duster to the next level.
    Just my opinion. Welcome to FABO.
     
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    • rumblefish360

      rumblefish360 So close, yet so far away FABO Gold Member

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      This was just asked a few days ago.
      To swap to an earlier front you’ll need everything.
      Fenders, valance, grill, etc...
      Do a search for this. The thread is pretty complete in parts needed. Good luck and go for it!
       
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      What he said!!! Let the car own it’s history.....
       
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      • memike

        memike Super Moderator Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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        Put that energy and cash to some good upgrades, but if you must you must.
        Thats a very nice mopar, great looking as well.
         
      • Ricky bobby

        Ricky bobby New Member

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        Ok thanks for the input I basically need to swap everything grill valance and fenders and I want a 4” hemp hood but I also just bought a freshly rebuilt 383 and 727 trans to go in it
         
      • pishta

        pishta I know I'm right....

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        Just go fiberglass front end Probably cheaper as new Duster sheet metal is $$$. 70-76 Duster fenders are same part number? 70-76 Plymouth Duster Race Right Front Fiberglass Fender (FF197) | eBay
         
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        abdywgn dismantler

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        Nice looking car! Like the wheels...slotted rims look good when idling past plate glass windows of stores.
         
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        I swapped a 73 duster grill for a 70, all i changed was the grill, hood,bumper and the piece the hood latch is on.
         
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        RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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        You want something not flush and flat? Look at pictures of a 76 Dart. To me the 73 and up Dusters are the best lookin ones. Search the internet for pictures of 73 340 Dusters to see what they can look like. Then if you decide you really want to spend all that time and money on the new front end, do it. It is your car after all. But, look at what it COULD be first, before changing it. You might like it.
         
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        • Dana67Dart

          Dana67Dart Like a fine wine, only getting better with age! FABO Gold Member

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          You could swap in a 67 dart front, it's pretty flat.
           
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          abdywgn dismantler

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          67-9 Valiant
           
        • jonn6464

          jonn6464 1970 Duster FABO Gold Member

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          Try this first... Remove the bumperettes. You may be able to remove them without taking the bumper off the car. I don't know for sure. Even if you need to remove the bumper first, no big deal.

          You may find that drastically improves the look and reduces the bulkiness of the front end.

          If you like it, I'm sure you can find a bumper without the bumperette mounting holes.

          Give it a try.
           
        • Dana67Dart

          Dana67Dart Like a fine wine, only getting better with age! FABO Gold Member

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          Valuster = Valient/Duster
          Daruster = Dart/Duster

          It might be cool to change a duster to be a 67 -69 Dartuster , ( interior, fenders, taillights, front end etc.)
           
        • Ricky bobby

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          Wanting to do something that looks like this not sure what parts I need or if fenders would need to change B050283F-72F3-4E53-9EDA-F051E04FEB0F.png
           
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          @Ricky bobby , I REALLY like your car. Alter it if you really want to, but it looks great now. Does it have AC? If not, you could install a Classic Auto Air AC system for a lot less (I am guessing) than the front end swap would cost. I would spend my money elsewhere.
           
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          My 73 Duster same body style with a fiberglass front bumper tucked in...
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