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Post by Trbulnc on Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:20 pm

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Anyone ever tried to mount a 68-72 nova bumper to their car?  I really like this carbon fiber one and curious if possible to make it work.

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Post by thatfnthing on Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:23 pm

Wouldn't it be too narrow? I thought our cars were wider...
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Post by dynchel on Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:33 pm

thatfnthing wrote:Wouldn't it be too narrow?  I thought our cars were wider...
I believe you are right, not to mention a '72 nova bumper mounts completely different than anything '73 on.
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Post by Trbulnc on Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:58 pm

Bumper mounts aren't a big deal and I could fab something. Just wondering about the width. If I keep the one I have I will split it and narrow it in because it is too wide and sticks out as it is n

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Post by dynchel on Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:02 pm

If you can make that work that would be really slick.  I say go for it.
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Post by dynchel on Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:02 pm

If you can make it work that would be really slick.  I say go for it.
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Post by Trbulnc on Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:30 am

If gladly pay the $800 if I knew it would work. Lol. I like the aggressive look and by the time I spent modifying mine and the rechrome would not be that bad of a deal.

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Post by Limey SE on Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:59 am

Trbulnc wrote:If gladly pay the $800 if I knew it would work.  Lol. I like the aggressive look and by the time I spent modifying mine and the rechrome would not be that bad of a deal.

Why not just Carbon Fiber your Chrome one ?? Just lay the sheets on it like his ??
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Post by JB2wheeler on Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:11 am

$800s a lot of money for something that MIGHT work. What about the companies that make the fiberglaass bumpers (VFN and US Body and maybe others). JB
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Post by Wallyuph on Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:15 am

Ever think of trying this dip treatment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKuXyeAGzEU

Here is a do it your self video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgEjrtBprlo
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Post by Trbulnc on Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:27 am

I have several things I plan on hydro dipping. Just not crazy about the non aggressive styling of the bumper and looking at options. Plus the work involved to cut it and tuck it in. And the fact they are stupid heavy too.

Vfn has some nice stuff too, will be looking for a glass hood.

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Post by Limey SE on Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:47 am

Unless you want to trim the ends of the bumper, all that it takes to sink it in is drilling two hole's ( one each side ) and letting the gas / oil mixture drain out as you push it ( bumper shock ) in to your desired sink in level.
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Post by dynchel on Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:54 am

I found that (on a '74 chevelle) If you put the rear (bumper)shocks on the front it is a bolt on that looks factory. See the oe looking tucked bumpers thread..(my POS work computer won't let me post a link)
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Post by Limey SE on Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:00 am

dynchel wrote:I found that (on a '74 chevelle)  If you put the rear (bumper)shocks on the front it is a bolt on that looks factory.  See the oe looking tucked bumpers thread..(my POS work computer won't let me post a link)


http://www.g3gm.com/t6260-oe-looking-tucked-bumpers?highlight=oe+looking+tucked+bumpers+thread
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Post by Trbulnc on Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:30 am

That was what I was thinking also. Cut the bumpers and move them so they don't stick out and then tuck them in also. That is my plan B. That pic in the link looks good. Hadn't actually seen one before.

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Post by dynchel on Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:21 pm

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This is how mine look, they are tucked (but not narrowed)
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Post by Trbulnc on Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:39 pm

That is well done. Looks really good.

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Post by dynchel on Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:45 pm

thank you.
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Post by dynchel on Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:04 pm

BTW if you end up using your stock bumper, there is alot of weight to be lost from the crash beam inside the chrome part.
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there isn't much left.  I left just enough  to hold the bumper on (without it "vibrating" from being un supported.)
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Post by Trbulnc on Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:29 pm

There is a huge amount of weight in those bumpers. Lots to cut out.

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Post by Wallyuph on Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:00 pm

On my 73 I put front bumper shocks in a press and welded them to stay collapsed. The rear on a 73 does not have any.
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