Bumper guard modification

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Richard Sutliffe
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Bumper guard modification

#1 Post by Richard Sutliffe » Mon May 14, 2018 11:04 pm

Has anyone removed the top pieces of the B/C bumper guards and re-installed just the remaining lower bumper guard pieces? How does it look and are you happy with this look on a B/C car? Thanks.
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Re: Bumper guard modification

#2 Post by Martin Benade » Mon May 14, 2018 11:08 pm

You might like the look, but to most it looks like something is missing, due to seeing them always complete. They are pot metal so welding is not an option. You would have to find another way to plug the hole, I think there is some kind of low temp solder for that.

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Re: Bumper guard modification

#3 Post by Edwin Ek » Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:47 am

Rubber plugs for the holes might look ok- even kind of cool.
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Re: Bumper guard modification

#4 Post by Mike Wilson » Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:45 pm

Or mount driving lights on them.

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Re: Bumper guard modification

#5 Post by M Penta » Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:52 pm

I lost one of mine while driving, it did not look right so I picked up another one. just looked way out of proportion/balance. Now taking the bumper guards off completely is another story.

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Re: Bumper guard modification

#6 Post by Richard Sutliffe » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:33 pm

Here it is.
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Re: Bumper guard modification

#7 Post by Walter Leibenzeder » Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:15 pm

^^^^
I like it!!!

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#8 Post by Martin Benade » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:28 pm

Unexpectedly to me, it looks quite nice.

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Re: Bumper guard modification

#9 Post by Richard Sutliffe » Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:55 pm

Thanks for your feedback Walter and Martin. I kind of like it too. My plan was to try it out just temporarily but I've decided to leave it this way for awhile. I think it cleans up the look of the bumper guards and lets the rounded design of the front and rear of the car show better. I also moved the rear reflectors from above the tail lights to below the bumper which cleans up the look a bit. By running front bumper guards on the rear I was also able to install a GDP muffler and sort of hide the old exhaust body cutouts and I like the cleaner look of the bumper guards with the stainless steel twin exhaust pipes.
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Re: Bumper guard modification

#10 Post by Jeffrey Leeds » Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:22 pm

The restorer of my car left the bumper guards completely off as he liked the "Continental" look, and I do too. But this is very unique and blends in very well.
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Re: Bumper guard modification

#11 Post by Brad K » Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:06 am

looks great - i think you are the 1st to come up with this - take credit before magnus walker does, one day!

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Re: Bumper guard modification

#12 Post by Michael Moss » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:55 pm

It does look good, kudo's Rich. I like the upper horn grills omitted also!

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