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Old 07-21-2008, 07:14 PM
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looking for front bumper/bumperette ideas


i need to put some sort of bumper or bumperette on my 33 this week.
i was going to build a spreader bar type, however i think the horizontal line of one would ruin the looks. anyone have any ideas?
perhaps some kind of cool bumperette that could go one each frame horn.
i am probably going to have to run a liscence plaste as well, so fasctor that in maybe too.

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Old 07-21-2008, 10:40 PM
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How about the bumperettes from a 57 Corvette?

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If it was me,I would cut the front frame and bring the frame more closer to the grill.And then come up with something.But that's me,I just think the frame is a little to far from the grill.Not trying to say it look's bad,Don't take it the wrong way.
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I would find a couple old camshafts cut them on an angle and make a v type spreader bar.



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Old 07-22-2008, 05:51 AM
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those are all good suggestions, i'm leaning towards the bumperette thing. with the frame cut back a bit, i agree its out too far, i just didn't want to cut anything up until i had decided what to do.
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I do not have a picture but look at what we ran on the old modifieds...Make a radiator guard from some round tubing bent so there are 2 round ends and wide enough to go just a bit past the ends of the exiting frame rails and make a bracket so it bolts to the existing..Simple to do and is "traditional" in appearance..the license plate fastens in the middle of the nerf bar..Keeps the fabrication down to a minimum and can be changed in the future if you don't like it..can also save your radiator and grille if a bit of "bumpy" should happen to take place..

On the old modifieds they extended from the centerline of one tire to the center line of the tire on the other side..we used 2 180 bends for the ends and 2 straight sections to make one and they were made from leftover roll cage tube to get the sizing..The height to the center was about the middle of the tire..

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i'd like to see a picture of that"nerf bar". i'll google search it
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Actually I mis-spoke the nerf bar is the bar on the side of the car to help prevent tire contact when you get sideways with someone..actually what I should have said is about the bumpers we made out of tubing..Wish I had the facility to put up a sketch but maybe a better explanation is 2 pieces of tubing about 6 inches apart and parallel with the ends closed with a 180 degree bend of the same tubing..two vertical pieces at the location of the frame horns to attach the mounting brackets to and a license plate holder in the center..

Aha inspiration..Paper clip is shaped like that..make a paper clip shape out of tubing and bolt it to the front of the car..

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http://www.speedwaymotors.com/p/3401...f-Bar-Kit.html
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thanks guys, but i don't think this is the way i want to go, a little to big looking for this car.
has anyone seen any plymouth prowler style bumpers on a hot rod?
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On that car, I would do a red tipped pitch fork.
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On that car, I would do a red tipped pitch fork.
we talked about that kind of stuff, i just didn't want it to look like some kind of theme bike by orange county choppers
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i decided to go with a spreader bar, with a tow hook in the centre. kinda completes the drag look i was going for.
i'll post some pics when the paint dries
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simple is better sometimes
spreader bar with tow hook...

didn't have to buy a thing
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looking for front bumper/bumperette ideas

I used a pair of accessory VW bumper gaurds from J.C. Whitney they don't look bad for the money.
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