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11-25-2012 07:22 PM Front bumper rebuild 6
I spent some time this weekend tweaking the front bumper even more. I think I'm finally set with the front bumper. I had to add material back to my lower bumper brackets as they seemed to be torquing it funny. It kept pulling the bumper to the left which made it go off center. Of course, getting the bumper finally set meant adjusting the hood again, and then that made the cowl panel not fit anymore, so I was back to square one with that. I had to hammer down my inner cowl panel to make the outer cowl panel sit level. Also, one corner is pinching so I had to trim it back. I'll weld it later.


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11-12-2012 08:35 PM Front bumper rebuild 5
got one more day in this weekend- am getting closer to getting this to fit right. I have the bumper sitting nice against the fenders, and the top view gap with the hood aligned with the bumper, but now the hood itself appears warped as there are high spots when looking at it from the front. So I have a few options. 1- leave it (yeah, right) 2- add metal to adjust the leading edge to make it appear less warped. 3- slice the under structure and bend the hood out/ re weld the underside back. I think I'll go with #2, then #3 if needed.


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11-12-2012 08:34 PM Front bumper rebuild 4
Pics of the flanges I have been building ont omy front fenders. these help locate and will seal out light when I have the bumper mounted


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10-28-2012 07:46 PM Front bumper rebuild 3
more pics of the passenger side "before" and "after", as well as a couple of views of the top.


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10-28-2012 07:46 PM Front bumper rebuild 2
This project is to get the front bumper to sit flush against the body and look like it was meant to be there. The factory hastily let this thing float way out in front. I think I can do better.

The front bumper is still a work in progress. I also had to shorten the lower bumper brackets to get the bumper to sit closer to the body. I spent most of the weekend aligning the body to the ends of the bumper. I also added flanges on the inner edge to help eliminate visible gaps and light shining through. I also had to push some of the fenders out along the bottom edge to sit closer to the bumper. I have some "before" and "after" pics. you can see the improvements. From that I now need to reposition the header panel as it's causing interference with the hood shutting fully. It got pulled inward as I attempted to get the bumper to sit where I wanted it. After that I need to add some material along the edges of the hood itself and the bumper to get those gaps right. They just don't align to my satisfaction.


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