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BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER.... A's, G's & E's


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    1sr gen front bumper

    cpginkpt
    cpginkpt


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    Post by cpginkpt Wed Mar 23, 2022 8:33 am

    any new revelations on 1st gen '65 front bumper options?

    Been reading thru the forum but the last post (69 camaro bumper works (?)) on this subject is a ways back.

    thx

    cpginkpt
    cpginkpt


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    Post by cpginkpt Mon Apr 04, 2022 4:24 pm

    hmmm, what about a Corvair bumper 64-69? Anyone fitted one on a G10 ?

    AzDon
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    Post by AzDon Wed Jun 01, 2022 11:34 am

    I've been to car shows with a measuring tape......
    IMO, the 67/68 front bumpers would work IF you cut the side wrap-arounds off... otherwise too narrow..... Same for the Camaro rear bumper AND it's too straight for the front of any of these vans because the front bumper needs to bow out to, or be pointed at the center......
    I looked at novas, but those bumpers aren't right at the corners.....
    The bumper that would look  factory on a van is the EARLY Corvair front bumper.... It's got the right height and profile and doesn't look cheap....
    You would likely still need to cut the wings off.....
    OPGI has them (not cheap) and there are a few on EBay...
    A taller version of our stock second gen bumper is the 67-70 c-10 front bumper IF you are willing to cut the center out of it because it's too long and has a license plate pocket....
    Aside from those options, there are a lot of cool things you could do with aluminum or even make a pipe bumper and have it chromed.....
    I've considered making a polished aluminum pipe bumper and using it for an air or coolant tank....
    If you look up poics of the 70s van called "Samurai" it had round tube bumpers...

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