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Username Post: 1972 Pontiac Ventura . Nova Front End        (Topic#360602)
carsmutley 
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Reg: 11-06-14
04-21-20 04:31 AM - Post#2791664    

Hi im looking for a 1972 ish Nova with no luck but have found a solid 72 Ventura. Does the 72 Ventura share the same bodyshell with the 72 Nova other than the front end panels ? If it is the same body shell can 72 Nova front end panels bolt straight onto a Ventura to make it look like a Nova ? Thanks In Advance.




 


56sedandelivery 
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56sedandelivery
Age: 68
Loc: Everett, Wa.
Reg: 02-26-08
04-22-20 01:03 AM - Post#2791742    
    In response to carsmutley

The entire front sheet metal/bumper/etc will swap directly. The rear tail light panel is the same, except for the longer Pontiac tail lights, but that can be swapped out also. I imagine the interior is probably a different pattern. I had a 72 Nova SS I bought new, and was one of those cars I should have kept. I too have thought about looking into the Ventura as a "donor" car to build a Nova. Same story with the Olds Omega, and Buick Apollo, along with the Pontiac Ventura; all basically the same, and major parts swap easily. X platform cars. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.




 
carsmutley 
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Reg: 11-06-14
04-22-20 09:14 AM - Post#2791767    
    In response to 56sedandelivery

Many thanks,ive always noticed how similar they are. Once this virus is done (if im still here ) i will pop over from the UK and look for a Nova alternative as they seem to be cheaper than actual Nova s. Do you think there are many Nova s that year in junk yards so i could buy a car and the parts to convert it. ? Thanks



 
lofat46 
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lofat46
Loc: Bloomingdale, IL
Reg: 08-12-13
07-24-20 03:37 PM - Post#2799440    
    In response to carsmutley

Just some useless Nova trivia:

N-ova
O-mega
V-entura
A-pollo






 


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