FOUND 68 GTX Hood Latch/Grill Support

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    Hello I'm looking for the cross bar piece that the grill and hood latch bolts too on a 68 GTX. From what I've read this piece is 68 specific and the 69 one is different. I also need the spring, latch, and release handle if anyone happens to have those as well.

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    I have those parts less the tray, $100 shipped
     
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    Be aware that there is a difference in the hood latch -safety catch location on the hood, and on the piece that you need , between early 1968 and later 1968. Look at AMD website to determine the difference. They give the measurements. ........................MO
     
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    FYI here is 68 vs 69. Someone hacked a 69 onto my 68 before I bought it.

    1968 - 2786232.jpg 1969.jpg
     
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      Thanks for showing the comparison. I put a late 68-69 Roadrunner hood on my early 68 Sport Satellite. I used the early 68 header panel , but we had to move tha D shaped hole over a little to the left in order for the safety catch to line up. We used the stock early 68 hood release. IIRC we had to bend the hood release lever down gust a bit, as I replaced the GTX style grill with a Satellite ( roadrunner)style grill. The body man may have done some very minor tweaking to the hood latch parts, but he did not move any of the threaded mounting holes........MO
       
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      Thanks everyone for the replies and information. After doing some more digging I found the latch panel under some other parts. However it looks like I am going to need all the parts that bolt to it. Does anyone know for sure if the release handle and latch are GTX specific? I did read somewhere the handle had to be for a GTX or Sport Satellite so it didn't stick to far through the grille? I would think the latch portion would be the same but if anyone can verify that for me that'd be great.
       
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