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


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    Early Econo Bumper Idea

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    Post by 13-ball Thu Dec 15, 2022 1:51 pm

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    I've been contemplating whether to go with or without a bumper on the Econoline pickup.  Lately been leaning toward using a bumper.


    This is from a '55-59 Chevy pickup.  It's brand new and super cheap from the catalog places online.


    Just now tore it out of the box so figured I'd post some quick pics and see what people think.  


    It'll need to be straighter and narrower to get it to fit better but I figured on that before ordering it.


    Going to thimk awhile over the best way to cut and narrow.


    It kind of looks like the Camaro bumpers on a diet of donuts and big gulps?


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    Post by dix Thu Dec 15, 2022 2:19 pm

    if you want to cut and narrow it then do a front recessed licence plate


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    Post by 13-ball Fri Dec 16, 2022 11:05 am

    Good idea. I'll mull that over too while fitting it.
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    Post by 13-ball Thu Jan 05, 2023 4:43 pm

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    OK.  Post Christmas week and back to making slow progress.

    Decided to cut 3" off of each side.  Had to also trim the tips a little so the doors will clear.

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    Marked section to cut out.

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    Mocked up.

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    Starting to look decent!
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    Post by 13-ball Fri Jan 06, 2023 7:10 pm

    Welded up and mounted.  Got a start on the insto-patina sauce to blend it in some.

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    Post by wylee Sat Jan 07, 2023 6:25 am

    nice work, lookin good
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    Post by AzDon Wed Jan 18, 2023 4:41 pm

    I'd cut the wrap wings off even with the back of the bumper so that the ends are the same width as the body.....Cut the overlength out of the middle...
    Might do a split bumper and put foglights or a license plate in the middle...
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    Post by 13-ball Thu Jan 19, 2023 3:03 pm

    I, personally, just love how it wraps.  

    It mimics all the beautiful curves that the sheet metal has.

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