Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Montreal, Canada
I've got the original (rusty) bumper still on the back of my 68 fastback and it's got the curve in it. A few weeks ago I was at my local Mustang parts distributor (he sells Mustangs Unlimited stuff) and noticed a rear bumper for a 68 hanging on the wall. I got to talking with him and said that the bumper wasn't correct, it was straight. His response: "When Ford made the originals they were too long so they curved them to make them the right length. So now the companies that reproduce them make them the correct length to begin with. That's why they're straight" Them he offered to knock $20 off the price if I bought one of them. No thanks. I'll stick with the curve.
68 GT: Bought her in March/72 (1st car!) Tilt-away, upper & lower consoles, 351W w/Shelby 4bbl intake, Toploader w/Hurst shifter, 3.91 Nodular 9", 10 spokes w/Goodyear GSC 225/50/15, lowered 1", roller bearing & polyurethane bushings everywhere, negative wedge kit, eccentric eliminator, 600lbs springs, KYBs, under ride traction bars, subframe connectors, etc. etc. etc