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71/72 Bumper on a 73. (How Im making it work)
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(07-24-2018, 10:43 AM)Jeff73Mach1 Wrote: Make it out of a piece of mild steel with two bends and miter and weld the ends and center up

Yes, I forgot mention steel and would be just fine. As its very humide here (usually), I tend to think aluminum + thin layer of paint most of the time to have parts maintenance free for a long time. What ever the choice of the materials, I think its quicker and easier to make it from plates than using polyester.

I have a damaged 71 grille laying around with that extension shape on it, thought about using it and make a mould in polyester but its still more work
and would not look better.

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So i have gotten increasingly frustrated. 2 full days and i finally got it decent. My brackets werent level, they also look like they are 2 of the same side because of the angle. Stupid weird but i made it work. Unfortunately its not as tight a fit as id hope but it will do. Also found the perfect filler panel.  The filler panel for the rear bumper is perfect and bends easily. Cut an angle to curve it up. Just going to have to figure out mounting

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Man, you work at warp speed! At this pace, you done next week! Smile

So you go for the 71/72 look on the back as well! You have located some 71-72 rubber extensions and bumper brackets?

As a side anecdote, back in 1991, young and full energy, I drove 500 kms from Paris to Belgium to a junkyard near the border just to get that filler and few other parts for my 73 that I was missing Smile

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(07-30-2018, 12:08 PM)Fabrice Wrote: Man, you work at warp speed! At this pace, you done next week! Smile

So you go for the 71/72 look on the back as well! You have located some 71-72 rubber extensions and bumper brackets?

As a side anecdote, back in 1991, young and full energy, I drove 500 kms from Paris to Belgium to a junkyard near the border just to get that filler and few other parts for my 73 that I was missing Smile

I have a 71 rear bumper with brackets attached. When you say rubber extension do you mean to rubber pads for the brackets?

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(07-30-2018, 07:00 PM)JRANGER Wrote: I have a 71 rear bumper with brackets attached. When you say rubber extension do you mean to rubber pads for the brackets?
I recall the quarters extensions have a rubber fillers underneath them specific to 73. On one side screwed on the quarters and the other going into bumper. This extrusions have the distance bumper to body specific to 73 into them. So going for 71-72, you will need whatever is being used for that year and/or fill the holes on the quarters. 
Mmm thinking of it, may be there is nothing required for these years as the quarters are having the same shape for all 3 years unlike the front fenders.

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(07-31-2018, 05:59 AM)Fabrice Wrote:
(07-30-2018, 07:00 PM)JRANGER Wrote: I have a 71 rear bumper with brackets attached. When you say rubber extension do you mean to rubber pads for the brackets?
I recall the quarters extensions have a rubber fillers underneath them specific to 73. On one side screwed on the quarters and the other going into bumper. This extrusions have the distance bumper to body specific to 73 into them. So going for 71-72, you will need whatever is being used for that year and/or fill the holes on the quarters. 
Mmm thinking of it, may be there is nothing required for these years as the quarters are having the same shape for all 3 years unlike the front fenders.

Yeah, those were put in place only for the 73. Because when they pushed the bumper back an inch or so It left the indention of the bumper in the panel visible. So a 71/72 bumper should sit in that bit of indention so the rubber isnt needed. Which is awesome because mine came off the bolts and they are like $100+ for a new rubber/urethane pads

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Ok i got all my reinforcement plates welded in and the nuts welded to the angle iron so i dont have to guess as much. It has a slight amount of wiggle to it for adjustment.

I fabbed up a bracket that attached to what im guessing is the front license plate mount on the bumper bracket. Its just a C at the bottom the goes up and attached to the 2 screws that use to go into the trunk area on the rear filler. It has a couple bends to get the angle i wanted it at. I then made a top plate that goes with the aggressive center lines and gets rid of the big hole. This also works to reinforce the filler. I have it all bonding together now. May need to make some outside mounts but its sits pretty good. May also need to put some rubber on the stock mounts because it sits close to them and may cause some noise


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Amazing the time that goes into these things...

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All bed lined and drying
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Just realized i never updated this thread once i installed it
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