Split Bumper for my 73 Vega, 1st attempt..

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Split Bumper for my 73 Vega, 1st attempt..

Postby Vegacide » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:30 pm

I think it turned out all right.. Opinions/suggestions welcomed :th:

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Re: Split Bumper for my 73 Vega, 1st attempt..

Postby MY 73 VEGA » Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:19 am

Like what you have done. I am going to do the split bumper on my 73 also. Like what you did on the end with the fiberglass. I have though about how to dress up the ends after the cut was made. How are you going to finish the fiberglass tips? Be sure to show a finished pictiue. Keep up the good work.
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Re: Split Bumper for my 73 Vega, 1st attempt..

Postby ROB » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:38 am

Although it looks good, I see an issue. Fiberglass and metal expand and contract at different rates, and therefore the paint will crack. Or do you plan to just paint the endcap?
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Re: Split Bumper for my 73 Vega, 1st attempt..

Postby Vegacide » Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:09 pm

Will be using a Imron Polyurethane Enamel paint on the bumpers. Had great luck with it in the past.. very crack and chip resistant.
I also but up quite a few layers of glass on the back side, and its rock solid, so imo there shouldn't be any issues. Thanks for the
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Re: Split Bumper for my 73 Vega, 1st attempt..

Postby Vegacide » Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:53 pm

No paint, just primed.. looks pretty factory to me I think :th:

Picture dosn't to it justice...

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Re: Split Bumper for my 73 Vega, 1st attempt..

Postby kgroombr » Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:39 pm

I hope you didn't cut up a nice straight bumper to make these. I have several damaged bumpers that I would have gladly cut up and welded like this for you in trade for a one good straight 71-72 bumper.

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Re: Split Bumper for my 73 Vega, 1st attempt..

Postby Vegacide » Sat Jun 23, 2012 1:15 am

Nope. The bumper wasn't all that great. Dings, scratches, needed a rechrome.
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