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Thinking about doing away with the dodgem car bumpers on my 75. Where do you get those bumper/air dam combination? When installing the air dam is the original chin to be cut away? Also, is the pre 72 rear bumper the better wat to go?

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the original chin isnt cut away, most just bolt on.

I have never seen that front valance before and I like it. Who makes that version?

I also noticed the Mini. Is that a picture of your dog? I have two mini Dachshunds and one travels to most car events with me.

John

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I have heard mixed sources of my air dam I bought it with the car, apparently its really old. And yep thats my weenie, Archie. My girlfriend has a tiny mini, Kirby.

Good luck!

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At least that's what I think they were called. Does it have a rubber lip at the bottom?

The advantage of the Kamei (Pierre's repro) is that it covers most of the old big bumper shock holes. I installed it on my car and, since it's black I left it unpainted for the time being. I also covered what was left of the bumper shock holes with automotive adhesive film (the one used for making stripes and lettering). People have to look closely to notice.

Here are a couple of pics :

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Yeah I have the rubber lip at the bottom of mine. So, I'll have to search on the flexdam. I wondered what it was. Thanks!

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The spoiler is made of fiberglass. There are several ways to mount it.

I use an insert that goes through the spoiler and the nose called a rivnut.

I prefer it to sheet metal screws. I also run stingers from the bottom of

the spoiler to add support and rigidity. The hardest part is to line up the

spoiler to the car, use tape to temporarily attach the spoiler, start with

1 hole in the center, then one hole on each end, then additional holes in

between. I also run a piece of rubber gardening edging between the spoiler and the body. (Or you can use the rubber strip used on turbo flairs.)

Perfect noses are very rare and the rubber strip takes up any imperfections in the body and protects you car's paint.

There are other methods that work better but are more involved.

The spoiler's upper lip lines up with the upper edge of the existing holes

on the nose. Some people prefer to lower it a tad more. It's a matter of

preference. You are not fixed to an exact location. There is a small range

to play with. Furthermore, it also depends on your car's condition, color

and preference.

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