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Offline Yelby

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Bumper weights
« on: January 05, 2012, 03:39:28 PM »
FYI,
 
52 lbs each(front & back)74-76 chrome plated bumpers w/reinforment bar.
12 lbs each(front & back)77-78 aluminum (no reinforcement bar needed).
 6 lbs each(front) 74-76 bumper to frame brackets.
 3 lbs each(front) 77-78 bumper to frame brackets.
 
I saved a total of 86 lbs switching to the aluminum bumpers and front brackets!
Forget my New Years resolution to lose weight to improve my gas mileage, ha, ha !!!

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Re: Bumper weights
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2012, 08:27:47 PM »
I remember seeing a thread where a member modified the late model bumpers to pill them into the body closer.
I wish I could find that thread.  I would like to do that to wifey's 79 Pinto this summer. 
I am sure I could figure it out, but a little BTDT makes things easy. 
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Re: Bumper weights
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2012, 10:07:35 AM »
Here is the thread for bumpers. I did it on a 77. don't know if it will work for other years.
Bill
http://www.fordpinto.com/index.php?topic=19149.msg120637#msg120637
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Re: Bumper weights
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2013, 07:50:23 PM »
I just found this post, good info.  I was going to look for early bumpers because I like the look of the smaller bumpers, but now I may just swap for the lighter aluminum bumpers and push them in closer.
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