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  • your stupid and on drugs to change the factory grill.

    2 6.67%
  • like the little mod but not too far , to take away from the 79 look.

    25 83.33%
  • wait and change to a 79 pace car/80-81 cobra/82 GT front bumper.

    2 6.67%
  • leave like it was. 1979 cheese crater special.

    1 3.33%
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    Default mod my 1979 front bumper cover?

    as you know my front bumper cover not in the best of shape and Iím looking for a 1979 pace car/ 80-81 cobra/82 GT bumper cover to replace it. I figure I would mod this one until I can find the replacement.I already have 4 good 1979 to 82 front bumper cover hanging around. I never like the cheese crate look, so on this damage one. I got my little saw out and did some changeís. it only took 5 minutes to cut and sand. after shutting the hood, I think it looks better but Iím thinking of finding some aftermarket front lower spoiler on it, so see how that helps?


    what do you think?

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    that looks pretty good man. not to far from stock. i like it.

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    Looks good, like an 82.
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    I wish they would have made the grill like an 82 GT upper section from the get go.
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    Took me a while to figure out what you did but it looks really good. Definately gotta throw some paint up on there to show it better!
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    Voted.

    I'm in the same boot as you because my 79 bumpercover swells up and sags under its own weigth as soon as it gets wet or moist.
    Therefore, why bother; you will need to replace it anyway or do you have the swelling issue cured in some way?
    Hans.

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    This is the kind of mod that I like...a mod that imitates what the factory should'a could'a would'a done. After you get it painted, there will be a lot of people who won't even notice it.

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    cool little mod..not huge, but enough to not be an eyesore either.

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    I like it. Its a good subtle touch.
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    I like it. Great idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans View Post
    Voted.

    I'm in the same boot as you because my 79 bumpercover swells up and sags under its own weigth as soon as it gets wet or moist.
    Therefore, why bother; you will need to replace it anyway or do you have the swelling issue cured in some way?
    Hans.
    no swelling, just major crack's. where the bumper coming apart. the paint even flaking off on the passenger corner. that why I'm just using it until I decide what bumper cover going to be the replacement.
    next is to find a after market lower spoiler and see how that look also.
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    kinda cool, i like it.

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    you forgot to put the christmas lights?

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    i like it im just wondering if it will sag between the vertical supports
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    Quote Originally Posted by loutheplumber View Post
    i like it im just wondering if it will sag between the vertical supports
    I feel the same way. I think the modifications cleans up the front end, but I would be concerned about the long term durablity.

    Otherwise I give it a

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    79 pace cars and 80-81 cobras are just too sexy. 82 gts are really nice too but I really like the rear facing hood scoop.
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    TTT please.
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    was in 3rd gear, right foot to the floor and Cones where flying!


    1)who cares if you don't like my functional illiterate

    2)if i write like a 2nd grader, isn't that still better than texting?

    3)yes ,i'm a French-fry short of a happy meal.

    4)Statistically speaking, six out of seven dwarfs aren't Happy

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    I like it too but I need to replace mine but cant locate a repop.
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    here what the bumper looks like painted up.





    I couldnít find a repop so I just repaired all the little nick/scratch's.
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    was in 3rd gear, right foot to the floor and Cones where flying!


    1)who cares if you don't like my functional illiterate

    2)if i write like a 2nd grader, isn't that still better than texting?

    3)yes ,i'm a French-fry short of a happy meal.

    4)Statistically speaking, six out of seven dwarfs aren't Happy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans View Post
    Voted.

    I'm in the same boot as you because my 79 bumpercover swells up and sags under its own weigth as soon as it gets wet or moist.
    Therefore, why bother; you will need to replace it anyway or do you have the swelling issue cured in some way?
    Hans.
    That is the problem with the '79 bumper covers. Here is an extreme example.



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    I would of voted that you are on drugs,but since the poll is closed,looks alright,79 grill is my favorite,I guess thats not to much of a change
    here's to the freakin' weekend,I'll drink to that

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigerSS View Post
    I would of voted that you are on drugs,but since the poll is closed,looks alright,79 grill is my favorite,I guess thats not to much of a change
    drugs are good when there the right kind. nothing better to a car junky, than to need a fix but getting some car parts or complete car.
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    was in 3rd gear, right foot to the floor and Cones where flying!


    1)who cares if you don't like my functional illiterate

    2)if i write like a 2nd grader, isn't that still better than texting?

    3)yes ,i'm a French-fry short of a happy meal.

    4)Statistically speaking, six out of seven dwarfs aren't Happy

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    Default Anyone bought an aftermarket 79 front bumper cover?

    My front cover looks like the pic in the previous post once wet.
    I noticed there's a replacement 79-82 cover out there;
    Does someone have experience with that? Link:

    http://www.autobodypartsonline.com/c...p_prodid=13796

    Couldn't find a 1980-82 cover (doesn't have the swell issue) locally without having to buy a car attached to it.

    Thanks,
    Hans.

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    I like it. Cool mod. I still love the stock 79 look the best.....but I am adding an airdam to my NOS cover if I like this Xenon airdam enough.

    Here is my beautiful NOS cover on mine...during one of the (seems like ten) mock ups on this car. lol



    And with headlight covers its even more sexy!! (this was before restomod began)


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    were did you get the replacement nose?
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