Front bumper guards for rear bumper

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Brian Luce
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Front bumper guards for rear bumper

#1 Post by Brian Luce » Sun Feb 13, 2022 4:58 pm

I am in the midst of restoration on '62 coupe and will not be passing exhaust through rear bumper guards. I am looking to purchase front guards for the rear as I understand this can work? I see Pelican has them by TMP for $225 and "Porsche genuine" for $470 (does not delineate R from L), Stoddards has them for $300, and Sierra Madre has them for $278. Does anyone have experience with either version relating to appearance, quality, or fit? I hope this is acceptable question without anyone having to play "favorites" with sources.

Thanks for any advice
Brian

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Re: Front bumper guards for rear bumper

#2 Post by Mike Wilson » Sun Feb 13, 2022 10:22 pm

Hard to tell the differences in appearance but I'd go with the least expensive if you're not striving for originality.

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Re: Front bumper guards for rear bumper

#3 Post by PaulLima » Mon Feb 14, 2022 7:01 pm

To your original question, yes, at least on the "B", the front and rear overriders are the same (except the rears have the exhaust holes). You need a left and a right (which are reversed on the rear) and it will look perfect.

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Re: Front bumper guards for rear bumper

#4 Post by Harlan Halsey » Wed Feb 16, 2022 6:45 am

Yes, they are the same fit and shape, B and C. But as for looks, just leave them all off. Fill the upper surface holes in the bumper and do it before you make holes in the deco strip.

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