The I have a charger bumper that is very solid that i will probly hard nose to it, unless i get my 74 2dr in time i will take the front bumper off that instead.. would it help to flip the bumper at all?
Any car will eventually bend somewhere, and that 'dogleg' at the firewall is where you want it to bend. An Impala will go back then up at the crush boxes. You do not want it bending in front of the A arms. You can try your Charger bumper, I just saw a doba style bumper on the front of a crown vic get all bent up. I am not a fan of flipping 74 bumpers, but some good builders do it and they must have a good reason.
musta been a different syle bumper then.. cus if the one i have bends.. someones gona be in the hospital.. its built alot like a chrysler V but not so much point in the center.. Only reason i toss around the idea of fliping the bumper is when the impact on the bottom it would create a slightly negitive impact to the frame making it resist going up so fast. Mabe I think too much but it makes sense to me ha
what you think about the 73 olds 98 bumper...got her welded up tight just never tried a small bumper like this but i have heard is a good one.........? and what metal inter finders work best on this car i know they come plastic
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well i ran a 74 delta 88 in perryton this year with no inner finders and creased the front and it did ok...but i just feel better with em in...expecially for this big show comen up... ive heard cady inners work well but i cant find any cadys around here....just looken for an alternative
Post by redneckoutlaw on Dec 6, 2011 20:51:13 GMT -5
i all new to this i got an 73 olds 88 an i have a 71 caddy front clip how good would that clip be? or should i just leave the olds clip on it? i have no clue this my first old iron car im use to new iron need help... :/
You can change the back bumper if you want. Most of us just use what's on it.
I would run the olds clip. You might check around the battery area to see if the battery acid has rotted it any. Fix it if that's happened. Don't part out another good car, like that caddy. That caddy will be tougher than the olds. You need to do some folding and bolting up front on your olds clip. Trim the ends of your bumper so it doesn't stick out much more than the tires. A 76 Chevy bumper works well for an olds.