By now, most of you have noticed that we swapped the front end from a 1972 to a 1971. All that’s required is changing the grille, headlight bezels, and turn--signal lenses and bezels. Our 1972 would have needed at least a new grille and signal lenses at an OPG price of $199.95 at the cheapest. The new 1971 parts cost $438.30 total. That’s a $238.35 extra expenditure, but we think the 1971 looks so much better that it’s worth it. It would have cost another $86 for the factory chrome that’s supposed to be on the 1971 grille, but we painted the trim areas Hugger Orange instead. Note that we did not blindly turn the Elco into an SS. Tech tip: Remember that the fender extensions, turn-- signal bezels, and turn--signal lenses for Chevelles are not the same for El Caminos and wagons for the 1971-1972 model years. They won’t even bolt into place properly.