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Post by coreys73chevelle on Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:00 pm

thanks! ill take lot of pictures of the process and post it all on my fquick page.
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Post by coreys73chevelle on Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:49 pm

ok here is how i did it.

i already had the bumper chrome and plastic corners off.

1. Remove everything attached to the bumper...brackets and all except you can leave the parking lights. make sure that you note where they all went

2. Remove the 8 bolts (4 on each side of car, 2 on each side of bracket) (the bolts are 3/4" socket and the nuts are a 5/8 wrench) that hold the bumper to the shocks, if you can remove the 2 larger bolts, itd be easier, but I couldnt get them out with the filler installed

3. After removing the bolts across the bumper reinstall all of the chrome plated head bolts with some oil or anti-seize so it makes them easier to install and remove later on. So now all thats on the bumper is those bolts and the parking lights

4. Now I hope you noted where the brackets were located. Take the inside brackets that held the bumper to the shocks, swap sides and turn them inside out so they protrude inside the bumper, leave the attaching bolts loose. (OK see the inside brackets (ones closest to the middle of car) take those off and swap sides. To rebolt them on youll have to turn them around so the bottom side of the bracket where it bolts to the bumper is going towards the radiator, instead of point forwards (away from the radiator) Then just remove the outside brackets and throw them away or whatever

I AM NOT FININISHED YET____still need a little help ill ask bcss and continue with this later


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Post by coreys73chevelle on Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:00 pm

STEP ONE:


STEP 2:




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Post by BlackChevelleSS on Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:10 pm

OK see the inside brackets (ones closest to the middle of car) take those off and swap sides. To rebolt them on youll have to turn them around so the bottom side of the bracket where it bolts to the bumper is going towards the radiator, instead of point forwards (away from the radiator) Then just remove the outside brackets and throw them away or whatever.

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Post by coreys73chevelle on Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:11 pm

ok thanks!
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Post by BlackChevelleSS on Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:57 am

If you get it on there and dont like how unsupported it feels, you might want to make a bracket from the top of the bumper brackets you swapped to the inside of the bumper to add top support. I didnt mess with it because we were trying to lose weight. Also with this way the bumper shocks are still usuable but if you do hit anything the shocks will compress and the bumper will go into your fenders so while your that far you might want to weld up the shocks so it hold the bumper in place and you dont risk your fenders as much. We welded the shock tubes on both sides and cut off the excess thats inside the frame to lose more weight.

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Post by coreys73chevelle on Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:02 pm

nope then ill have a real reason to tell my mom why i need to get new fenders Very Happy
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Post by coreys73chevelle on Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:14 pm

can you show a picture of the way its mounted?
i get close to getting it too fit but it just wont fit on there now, did you have to grind the top of the brackets to let the long bumper support that the (chrome attaches to) sit properly down to get the holes to line up?
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Post by BlackChevelleSS on Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:42 pm

did you leave the bolts loose for where they attach to the shocks? Cause they have an up and down adjustment. Ill try and get pics ASAP

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Post by McCauley5983 on Mon Nov 10, 2008 8:00 pm

do it like black chevelle did you dont mess with the shocks and you dont lose reliability i know i got the unwanted chance of testing it out when this idiot cut me off on halloween and then slammed on his breaks while it was RAINING!
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Post by coreys73chevelle on Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:02 pm

ok now this is pissing me off and theres another dent in the bumper Mad and some bloody knuckles, brused feet and knees, keeps falling off, anyways, i have tried it all and there is always something that wont work it wont go over the shock mount cuz of the way they go up on the ends its just an inch to far out to get it to work. only thing i can think of is to gring the top of the shock mounts flat?
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Post by BlackChevelleSS on Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:28 pm

Post a pic of how you have the brackets and what your having a problem with. I couldnt get a good pic of ours

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Post by BlackChevelleSS on Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:14 pm

Hey corey did you ever get it figured out?

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Post by coreys73chevelle on Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:29 pm

nope its just not working but ill take some pictures to show you later
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Post by coreys73chevelle on Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:56 pm


with just the chrome on it wont go on far enough at all

BUT this is with the plastic under it still and the is too much of a gap about an inch up and a inch to far back
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Post by coreys73chevelle on Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:59 pm

i was thinking about grinding the bottom of the brackets to conture with the bumper inside then cutting the holes out a little further where the bracket attaches to the shocks so i can move it down more and a small cut in the same holes going toward the front of the car to move the bracket more toward the bumper so it can line up.
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Post by BlackChevelleSS on Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:58 pm

Are those the brackets that were closer to the radiator? or the ones closest to the parking lights? The ones that were right behind the parking lights were to be discarded. The ones closest to the radiator were to swap sides as meaning passenger and drivers side. There will be no brackets behind the parking lights.

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Post by coreys73chevelle on Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:28 am

when i use those they are to big ill try agian tomorrow and see it i can get it to work this time ill have some help holding it up while i try to get it adjusted
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Post by BlackChevelleSS on Sun Dec 07, 2008 3:34 am

yea youll need help that bumper is HEAVY!! But thats the way we did it and it fit.

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Post by McCauley5983 on Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:16 pm

hay corey instead of having two bolts like in the picture use only the top one i guarantee that will fix your problem i only got four bolts holding my bumper on and it works fine till i fab up some custom brackets

p.s. it aint that heavy
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Post by bigredlaguna on Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:01 pm

Since you are keeping your car now, corey, did you ever get this figured out?
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Post by BlackChevelleSS on Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:28 am

we just did it on the SS, the bumper is sagging so we are gonna have to figure something out to get the top to come in towards the grille.

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Post by coreys73chevelle on Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:12 pm

bigredlaguna wrote:Since you are keeping your car now, corey, did you ever get this figured out?

not yet havent been doing much work to it between school and work and hunting, but ill do this sometime before it is painted
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Post by The Dude on Sat Feb 13, 2010 5:27 pm

Anyone ever do this on a post-73 car? I got the 73 bumper (green car posted at the beginning) right next to my 76 & the mounting is WAY different. I could just mount the 73 bumper & shocks onto my 76 frame for now.... Rolling Eyes but I do eventually want to figure this one out for later models too. I took the front bumper & hood off last night & swear the car sits 2" higher! From the looks of it, I might have to do some welding? Dan, I'll probably bring it down so you can see what I'm talking about. How's tomorrow sound? LOL

If anyone has done it successfully..... please... feel free to do a write up with pics... seriously. Either that or I might end up being the guinea pig on this one.
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Post by Cdub74 on Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:00 pm

what kind of front end is that? I want to put that bumper on mine, it looks sweet!
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