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Old 04-10-2007, 11:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone have close-ups of rear bumper guards and how well they fit (or don't)? I installed mine and they don't fit too good. Big gap between top of guard to bumper.

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Repro parts?
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How does your bumper fit? As you know the bumper is separately mounted and can be shimmed to it's brackets. Also to Charles point if the guards and/or brackets are repo they may need massaging!

I have a Nordan back bumper, the brackets and guards are original. The guards have a gap to the bumper curve that's pretty consistant 1/8"-3/16".
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Also to Charles point if the guards and/or brackets are repo they may need massaging!
You mean massage with the BFH?
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No experience on rear repo guards. I did get a pair of front repos. The chrome is excellent. The welded on brackets were way out of whack, I re bent them using my bench vise. The guards themselves are stamped lop sided so they fit much closer to the valence on one side. I plan to have the original front guards replated along with the original bumper.

My sig pic is my '68 with original front bumper and repo guards.
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On my Shelby, there is a gap about the size of my pinkie finger between the bumper and the back of the guard. If you need to, ah adjust this, you could take the guard off and wrap the top mount in a vice to tweek it a little. If it is too close, wrap a few layers of duct tape around a pry bar and gently adjust it out. I said gently.
If it is too far, you might try to wack it with a 2 X 4 and a 2 pound ball peen, but what then if you miss?
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Charles, yes repro parts. When I bought the car it had none.

Slim, bumper fits very nicely and my front repro all chrome guards fit well also.

Here's a pic:

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I'd recommend you try and find an original pair of rear bumperettes and see how they fit.
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Looking at the pic your bumper seems kinda far forward. Looks flush with the quarter extensions.

These bumpers are mainly decoration but if you gently backed into a wall the bumper should hit first.
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