So heres one for you.. I bought myself my first car back in 1996 (I was 16) the local backyard mechanic acquired an 81z28 and decided to part it out, I fell in love with it so me and dad bought it for $1000. It had some minor front end damage, the corner of the nose was broken off and the drivers fender had some rust holes, so me in my infinite 16 year old wisdom found a parts car (a 1978 or 79) and decided to put the nose and fender from the parts car onto my car. The fender never seemed to line up smoothly with my door / hood, see pic, as well the hood always seemed to be sitting too close to the windshield, the wipers would scrape on the stainless trim piece running along the edge of the back of the hood. I removed the wipers and went on with life parked the car for 20 year and recently decided it was time for it to see the light of day again. I've now been fiddling with it on and off for a year and have decided to make the fender lines proper by replacing the 78 / 79 fender/nose with another set that I picked up off craigslist. So anyways, can anyone confirm that the fender stamp changed from 78/79 to 81? or did I start off with a tweaked fender all those years ago? The guy I bought the recent nose and fender from said he had build many of these cars and the rad support on the 81 was 1/4 inch shorter from front to back which was why I was having a hard time with the proximity of the hood to the windshield. Well anyways, can anyone confirm any of this?