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Offline jtowndown

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Moving the rear bumper in ward 1979 bobcat
« on: April 29, 2014, 07:23:53 PM »
Has any one tried moving the bumper to the body and deleting the plastic piece between the bumper and body. I can weld and can make new bumper brackets. I was just wondering how it would look.

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Re: Moving the rear bumper in ward 1979 bobcat
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2014, 08:28:44 PM »
You'll see the backside of the bumper assembly, it's not that clean looking. Maybe make a narrower filler/sightshield????

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Re: Moving the rear bumper in ward 1979 bobcat
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2014, 11:36:05 PM »
Bought a 1978 hatchback to be my first car.

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Re: Moving the rear bumper in ward 1979 bobcat
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2014, 07:28:41 AM »
on my 78 wagon - because the wagon rear bumper looks like a diving board!! I drilled out the impact absorbers and pressed them in then welded them solid - not the most "safe" thing but if I get rearend the car will be totaled anyways! people in fl don't know how to drive!! 2 speeds down here "on" and "off"!!!

0 and I just cut the filler panel to fit!!
 
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Re: Moving the rear bumper in ward 1979 bobcat
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2014, 07:45:39 AM »
I'm gonna have to try that with mine, hate the bumpers way out there..
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Re: Moving the rear bumper in ward 1979 bobcat
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2014, 11:37:53 AM »
I don't dare. You have no idea how much work I've done sitting on that back valance/bumper on either a Pinto or Focus wagon with the gate up for shade. My outdoor chair if you will LOL. I get so wrapped up in the car work I work right there.

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Re: Moving the rear bumper in ward 1979 bobcat
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2014, 11:43:43 AM »
I guess it could come in handy sometimes, LOL..
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Re: Moving the rear bumper in ward 1979 bobcat
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2014, 12:42:44 PM »
Jtowndown, check out my thread in it's all about the Turbo, I did exactly what you are talking about doing... I did it on the front and the rear. scroll down on page 1.  I think it looks much better...!

http://www.fordpinto.com/it's-all-about-the-turbo/official-1980-turbo-pinto-project-thread/

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Re: Moving the rear bumper in ward 1979 bobcat
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2014, 06:51:44 PM »
thanks for all the help. i think im going to make brackets for the bumper cut the plastic side piece. inorder to make the bumper flush to the body