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Old 05-19-2005, 02:00 AM
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Smoothing bumpers

I have a 1972 Chevy pickup I have been working on, it is a short wide bed truck that is transforming into a 68 with a 70 .30 over 402 big block. I bought a smoothie front bumper some years back for a 88-98 Chevy truck. I would like to use this bumper on my 72. I have been unable to find any info about smoothing bumpers. It seems pretty straight forward but I want a clean looking truck so any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Just weld the bolts in and grind them down smooth, then re chrome the bumper.

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You need to do some mock up work first. Looking at the bumpers from the top you'll notice that the rounded shape of that newer bumper will not blend well with the flatter shape of your '72. It'll take much more then "smoothing" to make it look good.
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I've mounted 82-87 style front bumpers on these trucks and they fit well look clean IMO.
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