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New Rear bumper drilling+ new rubber installation
Recipe for potential disaster or destroying a perfectly brand new chrome bumper:
Brand New chrome bumper
New center rubber strip
New side rubber strips
Masking tape
1/8" drill bit for piloting
A good eye
AND NO women around! EVER! (unless they offer to clean something, just give her something already broken)

The process is quite simple really. i covered the areas with masking tape where the new rubber would lay. I did this so that the drill bit wouldnt run on me when going against the new chrome.

Anyway, after i layed the tape down i alinged the old bumper with the new one. From there i retraced the positions of the holes onto the tape. Then i lined the new rubber strips up to the new bumper to see if the holes i drew matched. Surprisingly, they did.

I marked off where the rubbers studs touched the tape. i used that as my main places to drill. I started with a 1/8 inch bit and took it well past that size to allow room for adjustment. As guides, i bolted the rear bumper guards to the bumper so that i can see where my clearances needed to be on both sides of them. Cant really see it well due to poor lighting but at the end of the day, the bumper looks great!

"Do it once, do it right!"
Great tutorial! Looks like it turned out great.
Thanks. Ya so far it did. Im waiting on cjs to get me my back orders so i can mount it.

"Do it once, do it right!"
Looks good, Mike! thumb


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Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
Nice work!

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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Nice job.
thanks I was a little nervous about drilling into a brand new bumper. I was just waiting for the drill bit to catch and then run on me

"Do it once, do it right!"
U Da Man!
Nice job, Mike. Looks good.

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73 Mach 1 Mustang
89 Dodge Shadow ES
94 Jeep Wrangler


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