Tucking bumpers - where to cut?

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shoedoos

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Malibu fiberglass bumpers - going to tuck them just a fraction.....not going to bring them in flush with the fender, just want to shorten an inch or so each side.....do I cut in the middle and re-join, or is it better to cut in the area under each headlight and join there? This is for the front bumper....
 
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I'd look at the contour lines about a quarter of the lenth from each end & work from there. Believe thats how the "pros" do it so they would look like nothing was done.
 
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melloelky

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how do the glass ones mount?do they utlize the stock alumiumn plates or something else?i trimmed my steel bumper 3/4"on each side just to tighten it up a bit.I'm not a fan of the bumper under the header/filler delete look.i didn't cut it in the middle becuause i didn't want to deal with making new holes for said mounting aluminum plates.
 
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shoedoos

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the Harwood bumper I have doesn't have mounts.....I intend to glass in a pair of pads to mount the bumper to frame mounts
 
melloelky

melloelky

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if you're making the mounts where you see fit,i'd cut it once in the middle,get it all where you want it.that way you're only glassing ONE area vs both ends.
 
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shoedoos

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anybody got pics of their bumper tucked an inch each side before I start chopping?
 
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shoedoos

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cheers for that.....I like it, 3/4" it is for me.....
 
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it a small amount but it makes it look a little cleaner..you have to trim the filllers a little too but it's no big deal.
 
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