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« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2017, 01:55:00 PM »
Yep that is what I did on my 73. . . Love it!  Although most think it is a 72 when they see it . .  :dunno:
Drive it like you stole it . . . And they're CHASING you!

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« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2017, 06:17:00 PM »
There's one problem....the rear bumper has to be a 70-72 to fit on on 70-72 bracket. A 73 rear bumper will Not fit a 70-72 rear bumper bracket 

@Burdar is the man on 72-74's, but he's been quiet lately.  Darren, you copy?

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« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2017, 06:21:55 PM »
@72and86 you have a 73 bumper and bumper brackets.  Do the 70-72 swap.  It's the best mod on a 73 IMO.

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« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2017, 10:10:38 PM »
There's one problem....the rear bumper has to be a 70-72 to fit on on 70-72 bracket. A 73 rear bumper will Not fit a 70-72 rear bumper bracket 

@Burdar is the man on 72-74's, but he's been quiet lately.  Darren, you copy?

Do I remove those bumper "strips"? If so, how do they come off?

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« Reply #19 on: October 24, 2017, 10:59:18 PM »
you mean the fillers pieces between the bumper & body , once the bumper is removed there are screws holding them in place
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« Reply #20 on: October 24, 2017, 11:52:37 PM »
 :iagree:

I have found it easiest to remove the rear Valance then remove the bumper and then remove the rubber filler.  Obviously you will not need the filler piece once the bumper conversion is complete.

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« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2017, 08:20:36 AM »
you mean the fillers pieces between the bumper & body , once the bumper is removed there are screws holding them in place

Thanks.
(this is becoming more of a chore than I thought. Oh well I have the two bumper guards off, so I guess Im committed.)

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« Reply #22 on: October 25, 2017, 08:21:35 AM »
:iagree:

I have found it easiest to remove the rear Valance then remove the bumper and then remove the rubber filler.  Obviously you will not need the filler piece once the bumper conversion is complete.

Thanks!  :cheers:

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« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2017, 08:44:57 AM »
Once you collect all the needed parts, it really is an easy process.  Like indicated, remove the valance first . . . here is my 73 once completed! 

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« Reply #24 on: October 25, 2017, 12:35:41 PM »
What tires/rims are on the badboy?

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« Reply #25 on: October 25, 2017, 12:42:06 PM »
Cragers 15 inch

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« Reply #26 on: October 25, 2017, 03:04:58 PM »
@Spikedog08

How about your tire sizes?  Did you lower the rear or front as I love the stance of your car?

@72and86   it's really not that hard to do the bumper conversion it's just unfortunately expensive like almost everything on an e body.   Just my :alan2cents:

Not sure if you priced out Parts but I ended up spending triple what I had planned but I'm extremely happy with what I have going on right now.  Good luck

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« Reply #27 on: September 14, 2018, 12:04:06 PM »
Did you need to replace the bumper with a 70-72 bumper?

I have guards for my 74, but the previous owner cut off the brackets. I'm tempted to just do the swap (will eventually anyway), but if I need another bumper, I may continue looking for 73-74 bumper guard brackets until I'm ready for paint.

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« Reply #28 on: September 14, 2018, 03:43:45 PM »
1) @compugod I can help you, are you referring to the front or rear bumpers?  I can assist you once you post what year of bumper you have and what year of brackets you have.

2)  Do you want to go with no bumper guards? 

3) Are you just trying to tuck in your stock 74 bumpers?


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« Reply #29 on: September 14, 2018, 03:59:12 PM »
That was fast! Thank you @nsmall !

I have a 74 Cuda, 74 bumper guards, and 70-72 bumper guard brackets.

I would like to get the 74 guards on there temporarily, and eventually buy 70-72 guards when I replace the rear valence.

I appreciate any help you can provide.

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