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post #16 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-31-2016, 06:16 AM
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Nice! What kind of shape are the old bumpers in?
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post #17 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-01-2016, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
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Old bumpers were.... well, old. haha. The front wasn't too bad. pretty solid but the rear was pretty rusted away on the inside.

As for the new bumper valances...
Got EEEEEEM!



I'll be hitting them with paint stripper tonight after work and getting them ready for paint on the weekend.
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Well, things have basically come to a stand still for now. While modifying the front fenders for the small bumper conversion, I came across a mess of rust one of the previous owners tried hiding by simply putting new metal over top. instead of cutting out and replacing. so, I have to get that taken care of before the small bumper goes on up front. Will likely just end up getting new fenders from ebay. Going to need some overtime for that.
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My parents had a 71 new with a 250 and 3 on the tree, took my driving test in it. They later had a 74 with the LDO interior. Looking back, the small bumper 2 door with LDO, 250, but 4 or 5 speed would be perfect for me.
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well it's been a while since I've updated this! Have done a few things since, I'll make quick notes here.

Got the carb tuned properly for the colder weather. now runs excellent!

Also installed a Tach so I can see my RPM's!

Installed the bumper valances hopefully next weekend.

Here's a video on the tach install I did for my YouTube.

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been a long time since i've updated this, but heres a recent batch of stuff

Alrighty, Update time since a few things have happened.


I finally finished my small bumper swap, the big bumpers came off the second weekend I had the car (around a year ago) and i've been driving it around locally without bumpers while I waited to get a set of small bumpers off an earlier year car. These are hard to find for a good price, but after a long time of waiting and looking all over, I came up with a pretty decent set of bumpers.

The front actually showed up first in may, but I had no brackets for it and was still trying to hunt down a set of those, so the rear ended up going on first as the one I found came with brackets.

some shots of the rear installed.






Then last week I finally got front brackets in, and was able to slap the front bumper on last night. so the small bumper swap is complete!









Painted the rear blue / white striped valance solid white today as well, the front I might paint as well, we'll see.

and here's a before and after. big bumper vs small bumper.



I also started working on a new grill, progress is slow on this because I got so much stuff going on, and the car already has a grill so this isnt a priority, but the shell is done. just need to make brackets and fill in the open space with expanded metal.







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Congrats on your perseverance and hard work.

Are you going to keep the engine and tranny stock?

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