Bought a 66!

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Years Owned: 1966 Toronado deluxe
1969 Pontiac Bonneville convertible

Bought a 66!

Postby CarguyNye » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:25 am

Greetings everyone,
this is my first post to the forum as a new member to the club, having recently purchased a 66 Toro! I have been a lifelong fan of GM cars from the 50's, 60's and early 70's, having grown up with these cars from my childhood. I currently also own a 1969 Pontiac Bonneville convertible that was given to me by an Uncle when I was in high school so I was indoctrinated into the car hobby from an early age. I have also owned a 70 Vista Cruiser and a 69 Riviera which I wish I had kept!
But on to Toronados now, and I have a question regarding removal of the front bumper and the front nose section that houses the hideaway headlamps. I am looking to remove these parts from a donor car and am looking for any advice/ expertise folks could provide. I removed all the top bolts on the nosepiece where they attach to the piece in front of the radiator, and I have removed the two that are on the passenger side, underneath the top of the front fender, I know there are two more in the same place on the other side. And I know I have to disconnect the canisters for the headlamps. What would be left?
Then with the bumper, what is involved to remove that?
Thank you again for any advice you can provide and I hope to make it to a Toro gathering in the future!

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