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1974 Nova Body Panel Interchange


Please note that this is NOT a list of parts for sale. The purpose of this list is to help fellow Nova enthusiasts determine which restoration and repair parts will fit a 1974 Nova.

The "Avail from Parts Suppliers" column lists the availability status.

The "GM PN" column lists the original GM part number for the part (if available). These numbers are listed as LEFT / RIGHT. I've taken these numbers from several different sources so there may be some inaccuracies. Many of these numbers have been discontinued by GM or superseded with new numbers. However, they are still useful for reference and parts identification purposes.

Parts listed in green will physically fit a '74 Nova but are not technically correct for '74. The notes following the listing give more details about the differences.

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Body Panels and Trim Parts:

These parts are used on all '74 Novas. See the Special Moldings and Trim section for optional parts. These parts are listed in order from the front to the back of the car.
Part Description Year Range Avail from
Parts Suppliers
GM PN L/R
Front Bumper
(without holes for impact strip)
(see Special section for deluxe bumpers)
'74
'73 (note 1)
Only rechromed 337457
-----
Front Bumper Reinforcement
and Shock Absorbing Mounts
'74 (bumper reinforcement)
'74 (energy abs. shocks -- same front/rear)
'74 (shock to frame mount)
'73 (brackets) (note 1)
No
No
No
No
337470
4975618
339423 / 4
see '73 listing
Front Bumper to Grille Filler Panel
(metal center w/plastic ends)
'74

'73 (note 2)
No but see note 2

Some see note 2
341004 (center)
341014 / 3 (ends)
337401
Lower Grille / Headlight Molding
(3 piece aluminum between grille & filler panel)
'73 - '74 No 3998895 / 6 (outer)
3998897 (center)
Grille '73 - '74 (note 3) No 6274308 (same # for SS ?)
Parking/Turn Signal Lens
(located in the grille)
'73 - '74 No 897087 (L & R)
Headlight Bezels '73 - '74 No 6274309 / 10
Radiator Support '68 - '74 (standard)
'68 - '74 (w/big block or H.D. cooling) (note 4)
Yes
No (modify std. one)
327515
341045
Upper Radiator Mount Panel '68 - '74 (L4 & L6)
'68 - '74 (SB V8 except '73/4 w/AC or H.D.)
'73 - '74 (SB V8 with AC and/or H.D.)

'75 - '79 (L6 w/o w/AC or H.D.) (cosmetic diff)
'75 - '79 (V8 w/o AC or H.D.) (cosmetic diff)
No
Aftermarket chrome
No

No
Aftermarket chrome
341100
339457
339458

3986525
360633
Fan Shroud
(not used with L6)
'73 - '74 (V8)
'73 - '74 (w/H.D. cooling)
No
No
6274371 / 2 (U/L)
6274371 / 3 (U/L)
Battery Tray '68 - '74 Yes 3916658 (tray)
6270159 (retainer)
Front Fenders '70 - '74
'68 - '69 (note 5)
Yes
Yes
6258337 / 8
3953851 / 2
Front Fender Extensions '73 - '74 No 6274311 / 2
Eyebrow Molding
(on front of fenders around headlight bezels)
'73 - '74 No 6258147 / 8
Side Marker Light Lenses '70 - '74 (front amber)
'70 - '74 (rear red)
'75 - '79 (note 6)
Yes 897170
917441
see '75 - '79 listings
Side Marker Light Bezels '70 - '74 (front)
'70 - '79 (rear)
Yes
Yes
3962933
3962934
Front Inner Fender '68 - '74 Yes 333741 / 2
Hood '73 - '74
'68 - '72 (note 7)
Yes 341058
-----
Hood Hinges '68 - '79 Some 3926829 / 30 (hinge)
409025 (spring)
Hood Latch '73 - '74 (latch)
'73 - '74 (support)
No
No
6274330
339409
Hood Lip Molding '73 - '74 Some 6258149
Cowl Panel
(upper part of firewall)
'68 - '74 Some -
Cowl Panel Grille
(between hood and windshield)
'68 - '74 No 3909155
Rocker Panels '68 - '79 Yes 1688921 / 0
Doors '73 - '74 (2 door & hatchback)
'73 - '74 (4 door)

'68 (note 8)
'69 - '72 (note 8)
Only skins
for 2 doors
9667903 / 2
9667873 / 2 (front)
9667905 / 4 (rear)
-----
-----
Door Hinges '68 - '79 (front 2 & 4 door) (note 9)

'68 - '79 (rear 4 door)

Yes

No

9817407 / 6 (upper)
3063212 / 1 (lower)
7722197 / 6 (upper)
7762386 / 5 (lower)
Exterior Door Handles '68 - '79 (note 10) Yes 1693821 / 0
1722245 (2dr button)
Floor Pans '73 - '79
'68 - '72 (minor differences)
Yes -
Quarter Panels (full) '73 - '74 (2 door)
'73 - '74 (hatchback)
'73 - '74 (4 door)
No
No
No
9879119 / 8
9609702 / 1
9879121 / 0
Quarter Panels (skins) '70 - '74 (2 door & hatchback) (note 5)
'70 - '74 (4 door) (note 5)
'68 - '69 (note 5)
Yes
Only patch pieces
Yes (2 door)
-
Rear Inner Fenders
(outer part of wheel wells)
'68 - '74 Some 8778521 / 0
Gas Tank
(not including filler neck or sending unit)
'73 - '74 (21 gallon)
'75 - '79 (minor differences)
Yes
Yes
344416
-----
Gas Tank Mounting Straps '73 - '79 Some ----- / -
Gas Tank Filler Neck '73 - '74
'75 - '79 (note 11)
Some come w/tank -----
352838
Gas Tank Filler Door & Licence Plate Holder
(mounts above bumper for '73 - '74)
(mounts to bumper for '68 - '72)
'68 - '74 Yes 3962910
Licence Plate Light
(mounted on the tail light panel)
'73 - '74 No 897081 (assembly)
5965830 (lens only)
Trunk Floor '73 - '74 (note 12)
'75 - '79 (minor cosmetic differences)
No
No
9663161
9677889
Trunk Floor to Quarter Panel Extensions '68 - '79
'73 - '74 (rear extension piece)
Some
No
9816853 / 2
9816857 / 6
Trunk Lid '68 - '74 (non hatchback) Yes 9676350
Hatch Lid '73 - '74 (hatchback) No 9614847
Tail Light Panel '73 - '74 Some 9615775
Tail Light Housing '73 - '74 No 5965741 / 2
Tail Light Lens '73 - '74 (standard)
'73 - '74 (Custom & SS w/bright trim)
No
No
5965743 / 4
5965833 / 4
Rear Bumper to Body Filler Panel '74
'73 (minor mounting differences)
Some see note 2
Some see note 2
339486
337417
Rear Bumper
(without holes for impact strip)
(see Special section for deluxe bumpers)
'74
'73 (note 13)
Only rechromed 337460
337484
Rear Bumper Reinforcement
and Shock Absorbing Mounts
'74 (bumper reinforcement)
'74 (energy abs. shocks -- same front/rear)
'73 (brackets) (note 13)
No
No
No
341090
4975618
see 73 listing

Emblems and Nameplates:

Part Description Year Range Avail from
Parts Suppliers
GM PN L/R
Bowtie Grille Emblem
(used on all except SS)
'74 Yes 6260838
"SS" Grille Emblem
(takes the place of bow-tie emblem on SS)
'73 - '74 No 6258813
Hood & Trunk/Hatch "Nova by Chevrolet" Emblem
(only hood emblem is used with SS and Spirit of America)
'74
'73 (note 14)
No
No
6260837
-----
Front Fender Engine Displacement Emblems
(located above side marker lights)
'70 - '74 (with 350) Yes 3970546
Front Fender "Nova" Emblems
(used on all exc. SS and Spirit of America)
'73 - '74 Yes 6258150
Front Fender "Custom" Emblems
(used in addition to "Nova" emblems)
'73 - '74 No 6258151
Front Fender & Trunk/Hatch "Nova SS" Decals
(take the place of "Nova" and "Custom" emblems on SS)
(included in '74 SS stripe kit)

'74 (black/gold)

'74 (gold/red)

Yes

Yes
kit numbers:
300974 (hatchback)
300976 (coupe)
300975 (hatchback)
300977 (coupe)
"Hatchback" Sail Panel Emblems '73 - '74 No 9621962

Window Glass, Moldings and Mirrors:

* Check with local auto glass shops for availability. Restoration parts suppliers do sell some glass but shipping can be difficult and expensive.
Part Description Year Range Avail from
Parts Suppliers
GM PN L/R
Windshield '68 - '74 (2 door & hatchback)
'68 - '74 (4 door)
(note 15)
* -
Windshield Reveal Molding
(stainless steel)
'68 - '74 (four pieces)

Note: lower 2 pieces same for 2 & 4 door
Only 2 door 1651137 / 6 (2dr upper)
1651134 / 3 (4dr upper)
8780431 / 0 (lower)
Front Door Windows '73 - '74 (2 door & hatchback)
'73 - '74 (4 door)
* -
Rear Door Windows
(4 door only)
'68 - '74 (front section) ('68 - '72 not verified)
'73 - '74 (rear section)
* -
Rear Quarter Windows
(2 door & hatchback only)
'73 - '74 * -
Door Window Reveal Molding
(bright aluminum)
(part of exterior decor package)
'68 - '74 (2 door -- two pieces per side)

'68 - '74 (4 door front -- two pieces per side)

'68 - '74 (4 door rear -- front vertical part)
'73 - '74 (4 door rear -- rear & upper part)
No 7734631 / 0 (front & upper)
7736056 / 5 (rear vertical)
7734173 / 2 (front & upper)
7734783 / 2 (rear vertical)
7738113 / 2 (front vertical)
9613713 / 2 (rear & upper)
Quarter Window Reveal Molding
(bright aluminum)
(used on 2 doors in conjunction with
the above bright door window molding)
'68 - '74 (front vertical part)
'73 - '74 (rear & upper part)
No 7783018 / 7 (front vertical)
9622704 / 3 (rear & upper)
Painted Quarter Window Reveal Molding
(used on 2 doors without the above molding)
'68 - '74 (front vertical part)
'73 - '74 (rear & upper part)
No 7781525 / 4
9622702 / 1
Rear Window '68 - '74 (2 door) ('68 - '72 not verified)
'73 - '74 (hatchback
'68 - '74 (4 door) ('68 - '72 not verified)
* -
Rear Window Reveal Molding
(stainless steel)
'68 - '74 (except hatchback -- four pieces)
Note: lower 2 pieces same for 2 & 4 door

'73 - '74 (hatchback -- 2 pieces)
No


No
7741473 / 2 (2dr upper)
7722527 / 6 (4dr upper)
9891475 / 4 (2dr & 4dr lower)
9616875 / 4 (hatchback)
Outside Rearview Mirror
(manual chrome rectangular)
(used on all exc. SS and Spirit of America)
'73 - '79 No 9826594 (L & R)
Outside Rearview Mirror
(remote chrome rectangular)
(optional on all except SS and SOA)
'73 - '79
maybe other years
No 9614426 (L)
Sport Mirrors
(optional on all -- std. on SS and SOA)
'71 - '79 (LH remote)
'71 - '74 (RH manual)
Yes
Yes
1701306
9626974

Special Moldings and Trim:

These parts are optional pieces not found on the base model '74 Nova.
Part Description Year Range Avail from
Parts Suppliers
GM PN L/R
Deluxe Front Bumper
(with holes for impact strip)
(standard feature on Nova Custom)
'74
'73 (note 1)
Only rechromed 339421
-----
Deluxe Rear Bumper
(with holes for impact strip)
(standard feature on Nova Custom)
'74
'73 (note 13)
Only rechromed 339468
337485
Bumper Rubber Impact Strip
(used on deluxe bumpers)
'73 - '74 (front)
'74 (rear)
'73 (rear) (minor differences)
No
No
327572
339474
327573
Body Side Moldings
(optional on all except SS)
'69 - '74 (2 door & hatchback)


'69 - '74 (4 door)

Yes


No

3998389 / 90 (front fender)
8705636 / 5 (2dr door)
8705641 (2dr quarter L & R)
8704638 / 7 (4dr front door)
----- (4dr rear door)
8705642 (4dr quarter L & R)
Rocker Panel Moldings
(standard feature on Nova Custom)
'68 - '74 Yes 498166
Roof Drip Rail Molding
(used on Nova Custom, SS, & w/vinyl top)
'68 - '74 (2 door & hbk -- front piece)
'73 - '74 (2 door & hbk -- middle piece)
'73 - '74 (2 door & hbk -- rear piece)
'68 - '74 (4 door -- front piece)
'73 - '74 (4 door -- middle piece)
'73 - '74 (4 door -- rear piece)
No


No


7740282 / 1 (front)
9621534 / 3 (middle)
9668775 / 4 (rear)
7722777 / 6 (front)
9617067 / 6 (middle)
----- / - (rear)
Vinyl Top Sail Panel Molding
(also used w/two tone paint)
'73 - '74 (2 door)

'73 - '74 (hatchback)

'73 - '74 (4 door)

No 9626546 / 5 (side)
3940511 / 2 (rear)
9629631 / 0 (side)
9629633 / 2 (rear)
3940506 / 8 (side)
3940511 / 2 (rear)
Vinyl Top Roof Molding
(used on hatchback w/vinyl top)
'73 - '74 No 9623105
Door Edge Guards
(optional on all Novas)
'68 - '74 (2 door & hatchback)

'68 - '74 (4 door)


No

No


3919093 / 4
987231 (set of 2)
3919095 / 6 (front)
3919097 / 8 (rear)
987232 (set of 4)
Parking & Tail Light Stainless Trim Bezels
(standard feature on Nova Custom and SS)
'73 - '74 (parking light bezels)
'73 - '74 (tail light bezels)
No 327558 (L & R bezel)
5965833 / 4 (lens w/bezel)

Wheels and Hubcaps:

This table lists wheels and hub caps that were standard or optional equipment on all '74 Novas. Some of these wheels and hub caps were also used on other Chevy cars.
Part Description Year Range Avail from
Parts Suppliers
GM PN L/R
Hub Caps '74 - '79 No 337283
Full Wheel Covers
(optional on all except SS)
'74
'73 (look similar but not aluminum)
'75 - '77 (like '74 but have different center inserts)
Only '73 - '74 center insert
Only '73 - '74 center insert
No
349032
-----
349034 (Bowtie insert)
Wire Wheel Covers
(optional on all except SS)
'73 - '74 No 3998906
Steel Wheels
(used w/above caps & covers)
'73 - '79 (note 16) Some 326843 (14"x5")
Rally Wheels
(6 slot Rally II style)
(standard on SS)
'71 - '79 (note 17)

Note: GM part # changed in '76
see '76 & up listings for new #
Some 334329 (14"x6")
334330 (14"x7")
Rally Wheel Center Caps '71 - '77 (non SS)
'73 - '76 (SS)
'74 (Spirit of America) (same cap as SS but w/diff center insert)
Yes
No
No
352933
329362
-----
Rally Wheel Trim Rings '67 - 79 Yes 3923522 (14"x6")
3934892 (14"x7")

Notes:


  1. A '73 front bumper is cosmetically different (wider slots), but will fit a '74 and can be mounted in one of two ways:
  2. The '74 filler panel is has a metal center with plastic ends. All 3 pieces of the '73 filler panel are plastic. Due to the different mounting methods of the filler panels, they are only interchangeable if the corresponding year bumper mounting system is used.

    A company called Replica Plastics lists reproduction '73 Nova body to bumper filler panels on their web site at www.replica-plastics.com/Chevrolet.html.
    Their '73 front bumper filler panel can probably be used on a '74 Nova if a '73 bumper mounting setup is used or if homemade support brackets are fabricated. Thier '73 rear bumper filler panel should fit a '74 Nova with little to no modifications.

  3. '73 and '74 grilles are the same but '73 does not have a bow-tie emblem. SS and standard grilles are also the same except for the color and emblem. The standard grille is silver while the SS grille is black with silver on the 2nd and 5th horizontal rows. The '74 Spirit of America edition also featured a black grille.
  4. Radiator supports used with '73 - '74 heavy duty cooling and '68 - '70 big blocks have a wider radiator opening (23" versus 20" wide radiator core).
    A standard radiator support can be modified by cutting out the opening (along the pre-stamped pattern) and moving the LH lower rubber mount to the outboard position.
  5. '68 - '69 fenders and quarter panels have smaller side marker light holes. Most reproduction rear quarter panel skins have the marker light holes in the correct position for '73/'74 (the '70 - '72 lights were slightly farther back).
  6. '75 - '79 side marker lights have different "SAE" markings than '70 - '74 lights. Otherwise, the rear ones are physically interchangeable. The front ones have different "index tangs" where they fit the bezel studs so minor modifications would be necessary.
    '70 - '79 rear marker light bezels are all the same and are also used on the front of '75 - '79. The front bezels on '70 - '74 have a slightly different contour (to fit the fender) and different "index tangs" as well.
  7. '68 - '72 hood lip is slightly different, but can still accept the '73 - '74 molding.
    '68 - '72 SS hoods have holes for louvers. '73 - '74 SS don't have louvers.
  8. '68 - '72 doors will fit a '74, but they have vent windows and would require matching interior door panels.
    '68 doors are similar to '69 - '72 doors but the interior lock knobs are farther back.
    '68 - '72 outer door skins should fit '73 - '74 doors with little to no modifications (may need to modify to deal with the absence of the vent windows).
  9. Starting sometime in 1971, door hinges are welded on rather than bolted on.
  10. All handles are the same for 2 & 4 door, front and rear, but rear push rods are shorter on 4 doors.
  11. '75 - '79 gas tank filler necks have an unleaded restrictor plate. They also have a screw on cap instead of a double tang twist on cap.
  12. Regular and hatchback trunk floors are the same but the hatchback has added brackets for the load floor.
  13. A '73 rear bumper is cosmetically different and mounts via rigid brackets instead of energy absorbing mounts. A '73 rear bumper could possibly be mounted on a '74 in one of the following ways:
  14. A '73 "Nova by Chevrolet" emblem looks different than the '74 emblem but can be used if the mounting holes are re-drilled.
  15. '68 - '72 windshields do not have a rearview mount but one can easily be glued on for use in '73 - '74 Novas.
  16. The plain steel wheels used with all hub caps and wheel covers are 14"x5" with a 5 on 4 3/4" lug pattern.
    They are usually painted body color when used with hub caps and black when used with full wheel covers.
    14"x6" plain steel wheels may have been optional.
  17. Rally wheels with special center caps are standard equipment on '73 - '76 Nova SS models. Unlike the '73 SS, trim rings are used on the '74 SS.
    Most rally wheels are 14"x6". Wider 14"x7" rallys are used with:
    These 6 slot rally wheels were also used on many other 70's and early 80's Chevy vehicles such as the Camaro, Chevelle, and El Camino.

Please note that this is NOT a list of parts for sale. The purpose of this list is to help fellow Nova enthusiasts determine which restoration and repair parts will fit a 1974 Nova.


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