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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 11:04 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 11:08 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:47 am 
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Rubber plugs for the holes might look ok- even kind of cool.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:45 pm 
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Or mount driving lights on them.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:52 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:33 pm 
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Here it is.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:15 pm 
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^^^^
I like it!!!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:28 pm 
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Unexpectedly to me, it looks quite nice.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:55 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:22 pm 
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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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