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So i have a 73 with stock bumpers and i hate them more than anything else on the car. I also don't fancy the front bumper delete. 

 

This is my ideal set up for bumpers:

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SO:

- Is it better to take my bumpers with the trim and long ends to a shop and have them create a shorter one piece front and rear bumper(how much would cost)?

or

- Buy a set from 02bumpers and live with the over rider covers on them. 

 

Also anyone have bracket experience for moving the 73 bumper flush to the car?  

 

JB

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the 73 front brackets (2.5 mph impact bumpers) have a Y shape mounts those change to the earlier L shaped brackets that can slide farther back into body

and the rear loop shaped brackets change out for the L shaped brackets that allow the rear bumper to be about a 1/2" from body...there should only be two holes behind the rear tires that are exposed after this is done...

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Great question...the rear bumper is clean!  The one piece look is nice.  I'd be curious to see how much that would cost to be made...

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Jordon,  my suggestion would be to take the pieces (and the pictures of Bruce's bumper) to a local well-regarding hotrod/fab shop and see what they say.

 

I know Bruce had a friend of his do the bumpers.  The cost wasn't cheap, but the results spoke for themselves.

http://iemotorsport.com/gallery/v/car-of-month/October+2013+-+Bruce+Carr+-+1969+2002/

 

 

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Thanks for your spirited opinions gentlemen. The price talks we're a bit rich for my taste considering I would need to buy new short ends and then have them all welded up. Potentially if I did the weld job I could get them chromed for a grand. I'm going with the 02bumpers and will sell my OG ones to get the cost back under a thousand dollars, after I get a IE suspension kit :)

 

 

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21 hours ago, AceAndrew said:

Jordon,  my suggestion would be to take the pieces (and the pictures of Bruce's bumper) to a local well-regarding hotrod/fab shop and see what they say.

 

I know Bruce had a friend of his do the bumpers.  The cost wasn't cheap, but the results spoke for themselves.

http://iemotorsport.com/gallery/v/car-of-month/October+2013+-+Bruce+Carr+-+1969+2002/

 

 

And now I know who wrote 'Jordon Bradly' in gold sharpie on my rebuilt drive shaft! 

 

Thanks for extra info on bruce's car, its one of my favorites. 

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