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68-70 GTO hood on a 71 Lemans?

I've heard this was possible, but I'm thinking the spot at the nose isn't going to look right. Anyone have any insight on this?

Picked up a 71 Lemans from a friend, and it has a flat hood with a shaker cut into it and it has some rust holes and needs to be replaced. Rather not go back with a flat hood if I don't have to, this is going to be a street/strip machine and I don't want to go flat.
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Won't work, the the front of the '68 and '69-70 LeMans and GTO hoods are bowed up in front of the "ironing board" going down the center of the hood. Have yet to see an aftermarket scooped hood that added an improvement to the clean styling of the '71 T-37/LeMans flat hood frontend. just my .02
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Kind of what I figured but I read a couple places that said it would. I was pretty skeptical.

I'll make something work, maybe repair the hood I have now or something. Or go with a flat hood. Who knows.
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Might post what part of the country you are in if looking for a decent flat hood. Know, just personally, have had over half a dozen extra '71-72 hoods at one time. Ones with few little dents or a light scrape type dent, have gone fairly cheap, or were traded off. Many Pontiac guys around the country are also deep stocked. Personally wouldnt mind having a VFN Fiberglas bolton hood to bolt on and use with the factory hoodpins on my 455HO GT-37, but being restored and prepped to run at Pure Stock Challenge, have to run stock steel body panels.
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Okay so if we change the front nose to match the 70 hood with it work then? I plan to use a 70 GTO hood, and have a 69 GTO nose as well for the car. trying to decide if I want the open headlights or the hideaways, sorry I dont like the looks of the 71 front end and hoods withs scoops.
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Okay so if we change the front nose to match the 70 hood with it work then? I plan to use a 70 GTO hood, and have a 69 GTO nose as well for the car. trying to decide if I want the open headlights or the hideaways, sorry I dont like the looks of the 71 front end and hoods withs scoops.
A '68 or '69 Endura nose is not going to work with '70 or '71-72 fenders. The '68 and '69 Endura noses integrate well with the last years coke bottle styling of the '68 and '69 body's.
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Okay so if we change the front nose to match the 70 hood with it work then? I plan to use a 70 GTO hood, and have a 69 GTO nose as well for the car. trying to decide if I want the open headlights or the hideaways, sorry I dont like the looks of the 71 front end and hoods withs scoops.

Pop rivets, #12 sheet metal screws, and metal patch work will attach just about anything and you can have the look you want. Knock out the back window, cut out the panel between the rear window & trunk, pull off the trunk lid. Then add a large 100 gallon fuel tank to fill up the space where the back seat/window/trunk lid was. Paint the car flat black and go with the Mad Maxx look. All it takes is imagination and anything will work. See you in the movies.
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well bummer, Guess we will have to use the 70 endura gto nose then. Wanted to go with the hideway light of the 69 and either modify the fenders or find some 70 gto fenders New to pontiac's so im going to have lots of questions im sure.
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