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Crd80BU
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New fiberglass bumpers and gas tank issue

Postby Crd80BU on Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:16 pm

I plan on buying the 80 malibu fiberglass bumpers and am wondering what parts of my old bumpers I need?

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thes are the parts that bolt on the frame


Still attached to the old bumper is the middle piece but it isn't attached to the car in any way
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this big middle piece - is it needed?


My gas tank has 2 lines 1 to the motor and another that I assume is a vapor line, it was wide open half way down the frame on the drivers side just laying in the channel. Where does it belong?

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Da gas tank


Im painting it the afternoon 1/3 Tremclad flat black rust paint 2/3 Tremclad semi gloss rust paint, I'm doing the frame and all undercarriage with that unless someone has a better cost effective method

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After degreasing, washing with dawn and coating with Rust encapsulator
1985 El Camino
350 w 1986 MC ss 200r4
new carb and intake
1986 MC SS Cluster and steering column
2001 MC SS Seats

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Re: New fiberglass bumpers and gas tank issue

Postby 80ELCAMINOFLAKE on Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:28 pm

ur gas tank will not be in the way....and when u took off your chrome bumpers u can leave everything on...when i put my tucked bumpers i just slapped them on...didnt remove anything..

sorry to post pics in your thread, just wanted to show u what it looks like with out removing parts or tank..

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Re: New fiberglass bumpers and gas tank issue

Postby Crd80BU on Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:06 pm

80ELCAMINOFLAKE wrote:ur gas tank will not be in the way....and when u took off your chrome bumpers u can leave everything on...when i put my tucked bumpers i just slapped them on...didnt remove anything..

sorry to post pics in your thread, just wanted to show u what it looks like with out removing parts or tank..

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Thats the bumpers I'm getting. When you remove the old chrome bumper from the frame the 2 mounts go back on and is that all thats holding the new bumper on?

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these are whats attaching the chrome to the frame
1985 El Camino
350 w 1986 MC ss 200r4
new carb and intake
1986 MC SS Cluster and steering column
2001 MC SS Seats

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Re: New fiberglass bumpers and gas tank issue

Postby 80ELCAMINOFLAKE on Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:44 pm

do those go in the front or rear, to me they look like the front....you can leave them on...i dont remember seeing those when i took my bumpers off....front you need to remove your bumper fillers and attach the front tucked bumper to the holes where the fillers where, same for the back, remove the rear bumper filler and put rear tucked bumper, line up to the screw threads that are already there and ur good to go, take about 30 mins total.
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Re: New fiberglass bumpers and gas tank issue

Postby Crd80BU on Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:12 pm

80ELCAMINOFLAKE wrote:do those go in the front or rear, to me they look like the front....you can leave them on...i dont remember seeing those when i took my bumpers off....front you need to remove your bumper fillers and attach the front tucked bumper to the holes where the fillers where, same for the back, remove the rear bumper filler and put rear tucked bumper, line up to the screw threads that are already there and ur good to go, take about 30 mins total.


Sweet I'm good to go with that now, those are the rear and they bolt on the shock unit. They are in the chrome bumper one on each end
1985 El Camino
350 w 1986 MC ss 200r4
new carb and intake
1986 MC SS Cluster and steering column
2001 MC SS Seats


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