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1983 cutlass Cruiser bumper question?

Discussion in 'Wagons!' started by gthmcty1, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. gthmcty1

    gthmcty1 Greasemonkey

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    Do you know if the smooth front bumper covers for the Malibu will work on the 83 cutlass cruiser Wagon I know the rear bumper will work but not too sure about the front it looks like it will anybody have experience with that?
     
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    Larry,
    I haven't heard of anyone ever using a Malibu/ El Camino front bumper on a Cutlass Cruiser. They are both shaped differently. I'm thinking the Malibu bumper would not be compatible with the Oldsmobile shape and body lines.
    I'm not saying that it has never been done. Anything is possible.
     
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    gthmcty1 Greasemonkey

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    Ok cool I was just trying to figure out what to do with the front bumper, was hoping that there was an option for smooth bumpers, oh well.
     
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    If you check out (liquidh8) Jim's build . He was able to modify and smooth out his front bumper. I think it came out nice and looks great.
     
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    gthmcty1 Greasemonkey

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    I'll check it out!!
     
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    Rktpwrd Royal Smart Person

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    Not a Custom Cruiser, but gave my '80 front bumper the smoothie treatment as well.

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    Good! You'll be impressed. They are pretty bulky bumpers compared to the Malibus.
     
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    gthmcty1 Greasemonkey

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    That's really nice Rkpwrd you shortened it as well?

    Any more pics of that beauty?
     
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    Now that's one awesome looking bumper treatment. You can bet there's a mucho bunch of hours in that bumper.
    You're the man, Donovan.
     
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    Rktpwrd Royal Smart Person

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    Yep, Jack nailed it. It's got a ton of hours in it for sure, but that's what it took to take the fugly outta it!
    Hahaha
    Yes, I've got lots, give me a few mins and I'll see if I can post up some of the best ones.

    Jack - Thanks for your heaps of praise as usual my friend! I thought about it after I posted, I'm not trying to steal anybody's thunder, just thought I'd throw up a quick pic to give the OP some ideas of what's possible. Jim's front bumper is kick ass too for sure, no joke.
    :)
     
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