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#21 thisismatt

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 08:09 PM

Try a Ford pinto
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Posted 07 October 2017 - 08:26 PM

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OK I removed the bumper shocks and mocked it up very roughly... so imagine them both straighter and tilted level and the license plate bump properly centered in the middle. Oh and ignore rust, I pounded out the two dents (certainly enough to paint over) and I kept the chrome carriage bolts to fill the square holes.

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Too fat. Though it very well may look less fat if not chrome. Are you painting them? I think you should either paint them or go thinner.

#23 wayno

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 08:31 PM

I have a rear Vega bumper you can have, it is 61 inches wide(outside to outside), and 59 inches on the inside, so the car needs to be around 58 inches wide where the bumper will mount., height wise it is just under 5 inches.

I don't have a photo hosting service so I have no way to post photos of it.


 

 


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Posted 07 October 2017 - 09:19 PM

Thanks for the offer wayno. Hopefully I have this sorted by the next time we meet. There is that Firenza rear bumper.... it's thin like a 510. But this will expose the 710's valance on the front. Maybe I should get it also and see.

 

Maybe the rear one I have on the front? I'll try that tomorrow.


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Posted 07 October 2017 - 10:00 PM

There are fiberglass Vega rear bumpers on ebay also, they come from Canada, but fitment depends on your measurements.

http://www.ebay.com/...g9XWsV9&vxp=mtr

The one on ebay is a better design that the one I have as mine has a cutout for the license plate while the ebay one does not and it looks better. 

I bought the one I have for my 520 build, but in the end I went with the split bumpers(bumperettes) as I didn't like the license plate cutout, Vega also had split bumpers although I never seen one with them that I recall.


 

 


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Posted 07 October 2017 - 10:08 PM

Think the '71 Camaro had 'bumperettes' like the Corvette also..


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Posted 15 October 2017 - 02:46 PM

Took the plunge with a 6" angle grinder...

 

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Very rough mock up.

 

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Had more than a few dents and scrapes which throws everything off. Hammered them out from the back side.

 

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I'm thinking big tacks where it lines up really well then pull into or hammer into smooth joint as I weld the back. Then one long weld on the front and grind down. Had to remove two 5.25" sections. One had a dent.

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 08:02 PM

cut the bottom off it at the style line and use the top half... too thick



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Posted 16 October 2017 - 05:28 AM

Maybe.... But then the license plate will look like it's dragging the ground. Well you aren't the first to say that, it's a thought and I can better decide once it's on. Again the valance is hideous and I would like to cover it.


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Posted 16 October 2017 - 05:35 AM

That's what the plate does on all the datsuns
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#31 datzenmike

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 06:25 AM

I guess so.

 

I can change the title to should I cut or not.


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Posted 16 October 2017 - 01:45 PM

I bet you'd want to re-chrome it after the cut.  What about blacking out the portion with plasti-dip just to see how it looks.  Possibly enamel it black if you like it.  



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Posted 16 October 2017 - 04:07 PM

Christ that would cost! I imagine shipping to Vancouver and back on top, if, there's a place that does this. I doubt it will be good enough to chrome, I was just going to paint it.


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Posted 16 October 2017 - 06:42 PM

paint them it will dim it down 

they are a bit fat but might look ok without the bling 



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Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:52 PM

Agree with that.

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 05:22 AM

Well long way to go before the final decision. Was thinking dark gray as Hang510 suggested. Blacking it out would work to make it look thinner. Again I don't want to have the valance visible if possible. I guess it's wait and see.


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Posted 22 October 2017 - 01:21 PM

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Well took the plunge. Tacked it in several places with the edges lined up as best I could. In places there was high and lows so I hammered the lows from the underside out till even. When it wouldn't go out any more I hammerde the chrome side down.

 

Still have to grind down the weld. I even bought a cheap little sander as well.


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Posted 22 October 2017 - 01:28 PM

I should have said to weld it on the back, oh well.


 

 


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Posted 22 October 2017 - 01:35 PM

The crack shows, the chrome went blue from the weld and I'm painting it anyway. I did both sides..


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Posted 25 October 2017 - 08:28 PM

Trim the fat

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I'll put on chain mail and a dirt bike tire jock strap and drive it!!!!!