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Will '70 Torino GT hood Fit '72 Ranchero 500

I have a chance to get a '70 Torino hood. Will it fit my '72 Ranchero 500?
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Re: Will '70 Torino GT hood Fit '72 Ranchero 500

No, they are completely different body styles. The 1972 Ranchero/Gran Torino is a one year only body style. A complete change in body style took place between the 1971 and 1972 model years and because of new federal regulations for bumpers for the 1973 model year Ford redesigned the front end of the 1973 Ranchero/Gran Torino. This design change included the hood and front fenders. So even though the 1973-1976 Ranchero/Gran Torino overall are built on the same platform as the 1972 model, nothing of the body forward of the cab are the same. The 1970-1971 model years are completely different. You would either have to find a 1972 Ranchero /Gran Torino hood or swap out the entire front end for a 1973 Ranchero/Gran Torino front end or a 1974-1976 Ranchero/Gran Torino front end. Beyond that you would have to custom make a hood.
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Re: Will '70 Torino GT hood Fit '72 Ranchero 500

I know this is a really old thread but my question is along the same lines. Im looking at a 73 ranchero but the 72 has always been my favorite. Can I put a 72 front clip on a 73. Would I need fenders and everything or could I just swap the front facial/grill/bumper and the Hood?

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Re: Will '70 Torino GT hood Fit '72 Ranchero 500

You would need to change the fenders. The front frame horns are different as well, this is a common swap but will take some cutting, measuring, and welding. The leading edge of the hood is different so the 72 hood won't fit the 73 header panel.

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I know this is a really old thread but my question is along the same lines. Im looking at a 73 ranchero but the 72 has always been my favorite. Can I put a 72 front clip on a 73. Would I need fenders and everything or could I just swap the front facial/grill/bumper and the Hood?
Yes it is doable yes you need a front clip my 73 is sporting a 72 front clip.
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How long you been poking around here 5.0, thought about finding your thread for pics.

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For a while but just started posting recently after a troll came visting me else where,
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Re: Will '70 Torino GT hood Fit '72 Ranchero 500

Okay I have a question I have a 1970 torino I'm trying to restore and it doesn't have a hood but I found a good cheap hood for a torino but it's a 1972 hood will it fit on my 1970 one I know this is pretty old but I'd like a reply ASAP thanks
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