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Grille shape change?


Kodjo
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Hi,

I am in need of a grille for my 1969 Avanti II (RQ-A 0324). According to Studebaker international the shape changed around 1970. Can someone point me out what the differences are? I thought of two openings for a cow bar. My car did not have this so I should have a grille without openings?

Thanks!

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As far as I know the differences are for the cow catcher openings which started around 1972-'73.  Your '69 should use the same stone guard as the '64 and later Avantis.  Be careful as there are lesser quality reproductions out there.  If I remember correctly, original stone guards are round wire bar and the reproductions are flat on the inside...maybe I have that backwards but there are differences.

If you want correct and maybe even NOS...check with Dan Booth at Nostalgic Motors or Jon Myer of Myer's Studebaker.  I would hope they would have originals more than Studebaker International.  

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