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Today I took the car for a spin the first time after I painted the front bumper and I snapped some pics under some better light than the crappy ones I took in my driveway just after installed the bumper.

I admit that I like what I see. The car looks much tidier, more like a complete package.

Some of you will notice that I swapped the 18 inch rims for the Magnums again, simply because the 18 inch tires are completely worn and I got tired of the bumpy ride. This setup absorbs shocks much better. It's probably not the final solution but for now I'll keep them on the car.

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Mike
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Looks great!

73 Grande H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

 

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Great looking ride! Love the fat black wheels too!

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The stance on that car is just mean. Front tires tucked just a touch, rocker panel looks pretty level with the ground. I like it.

 

Thanks!! :)

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The bumper looks great! If you don't mind me asking, how did you prep the chrome to hold primer/paint? Ryan

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I cleaned it thoroughly with the steel wool side of a dish sponge. That did not really scuff the chrome but left tiny little scratches nonetheless.

Then I primed it with a primer advertised for metal and aluminum surfaces and hoped the best.

I hope it will stay nice.

I know I should have had the bumper sandblasted to get a nice gripping surface but I did not want to wait for two weeks for the shop to do it.

Let's see. If it peels, I'll have it blasted and I'll start again.

I don't think it will, though.

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I agree with the majority of guys here and find the yellow bumper much more matching to the car than the chrome one.

 

This topic shows again how important it is that the rubber bumpers should be reproduced.

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Mike,

 

The bumper looks awesome!

 

What happened to the black A pillars?

 

...Mickus

 

Good eye for details!! :)

 

I did the black out of the windshield trim with plasti dip at the time because I wanted to see what it looked like.

After a while some of the bugs sacrificing their lives on the trim while I was driving on the freeway succeeded in wearing the finish off in some places which is why I had to completely remove it. It's probably gonna be black again eventually as I have a spare set of trim and I'm gonna have one blacked out.

Should have been a winter project but I was reluctant to remove the trim as there is silicone all around it to keep water from leaking underneath it into the car on the freeway.

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Mike,

 

that looks great ::thumb::

 

The yellow bumper much more integrates in your general view of the car!

 

And did I mention that I like the look of your dark Magnums with the white letter tires? That looks meeeeeeeeeean :bravo:

 

I am in the same mood for a wheel/tire-combination and thought of a combination like this - without trim rings:

 

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With that and all my blackening on the car I think that could look good, too. I have ordered already the hub caps in a sensational good condition... :D

Tim

 

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Mike-

 

I like it a lot! Sweet ride.

 

Ray

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I'm completely in love with that stance!

-Trenton C.

 

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