70-72 bumpers

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by Mike Sobotka, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. Mike Sobotka

    Mike Sobotka Founders Club Member

    What are the differences between the 70, 71, and 72 front bumpers on a GS?
    Aside from the impact strips on a 72.
  2. dan zepnick

    dan zepnick Well-Known Member

    70 is all by itself.
  3. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"


    Technically, you can bolt any of the bumpers onto any 70-72 Skylark/GS, but the grills, hood lip moldings, and headlight bezels are different, and work together. Brackets are different also.
  4. Ryans-GSX

    Ryans-GSX Have fun, life is short.

    1970 if you note is totally different. marker lights are larger and no holes in the bumper below the grill. It is a one year only item and will NOT work with other years.
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    1971 and 1972 are nearly identical the only difference is the rubber strip on the 72.

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  5. dynaflow

    dynaflow shiftless...

    ...because '70 grille is "taller," extending below top horizontal line of bumper. Unlike '71, '72 bumper has a flat surface across bumper face for rubber strip.
    Edit: others were faster typing responses...:)
  6. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    I didn't know they made a GS other than a 70??,..
    stump puller455 and 2stg14spds like this.
  7. alvareracing

    alvareracing Well-Known Member

    need a 72? I have a few cores, need to get rid off, dirt cheap!
  8. wovenweb

    wovenweb Platinum Level Contributor

    The GTOs got much uglier with each year after '69. The Buick A-bodies were still presentable.

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