Crap my thumbs are too big for this phone. LMAO I didn't mean to post the fender and bumper pic.I'm a little confused. It's been a while since I've seen mine, but I didn't think the bumpers were involved. The header panel on mine, since I got it in '08, didn't have anything extra for the U-nuts. They basically just worked with clamping force. Can't remember where the lower springs hook in.
I'm combining parts from 3 maybe 4 cars. Mine is an 83, I bought a header panel yesterday. I was test fitting with a grille I borrowed from my boss without asking, but will probably buy a different one from somebody else. LolAre you combining parts from two cars? Could have been chunks of broken header panel. I used to take my grille out for various reasons and one thing I do remember is not having a great fit up there. I can't remember if I had a bit of material missing but I think one of them didn't hold well, and I vaguely remember having to hold one of the u-nuts in place while tightening just so it wouldn't spin out. Definitely not flawless. But they do the job between the three of them. Might not hurt if you work out a new system or drill new holes. But if you go that far, consider a new mounting flange to put on the grille. Mine has a crack. The metal is thin and rust doesn't help.
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