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#2344602 - 07/27/17 10:14 PM Re: Modern Bullitt build [Re: Keepat]
Keepat Offline
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The front bumper is now ready to head to the Paul's. Cut about 3/4 of an inch out of the front 3/8" from each side.
Thanks
Pat











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#2345803 - 07/30/17 03:56 PM Re: Modern Bullitt build [Re: Keepat]
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With moving the rear bumper tighter to the car I had to shave the bumper guards to fit the lower valance. Started by removing the lower mounting tab and grinding away approximately 3/16" on the bottom edge to clear the valance. Then welding the tab back on.
Thanks
Pat








Here you can see how much I needed to grind off






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#2353180 - 08/13/17 10:59 AM Re: Modern Bullitt build [Re: Keepat]
Keepat Offline
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Front valance required more work than the tail panel as there were a lot of factory imperfections. Someone also cut a couple of notches that required welding, just when I thought I was done with all the metalwork. Back to the block sanding :-(
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Pat











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#2356885 - 08/19/17 10:12 PM Re: Modern Bullitt build [Re: Keepat]
Keepat Offline
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I took a little break from the block sanding and bodywork and started making the aluminum front bumper brackets. Made a paper template of the driver side mounts and was very surprised when I flip the template inside out and it fit perfectly on the passenger side mounts. Need to do some welding and bend up the other 3 mounts.
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Pat























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#2357017 - 08/20/17 08:47 AM Re: Modern Bullitt build [Re: Keepat]
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Nice job Pat!

What made you decide to go with aluminum brackets? Yours seem to be in excellent shape. Just wanting to shave a little bit of weight?

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#2357079 - 08/20/17 11:24 AM Re: Modern Bullitt build [Re: larry4406]
Keepat Offline
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Originally Posted By larry4406
Nice job Pat!

What made you decide to go with aluminum brackets? Yours seem to be in excellent shape. Just wanting to shave a little bit of weight?


Larry,

Yes all of my original mounts are in very good condition but I was just trying to cut more weight off the front of the car.
Thank you
Pat

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#2357254 - 08/20/17 06:07 PM Re: Modern Bullitt build [Re: Keepat]
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The right side mounts are bent, just need to be welded and then the welds ground down. I will test fit when the bumpers return from Paul's chrome before I paint the mounts, I'm sure they will need a little tweaking to fit.
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Pat













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#2357454 - 08/21/17 07:25 AM Re: Modern Bullitt build [Re: Keepat]
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How are you bending the aluminum?

thx
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#2358335 - 08/22/17 08:27 PM Re: Modern Bullitt build [Re: cdstl]
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Originally Posted By cdstl
How are you bending the aluminum?

thx


I'm using everything from vice grips to C clamps to a large vice, block of wood and a hammer ;-)
Thanks
Pat

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#2358799 - 08/23/17 08:23 PM Re: Modern Bullitt build [Re: Keepat]
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Originally Posted By Keepat
Originally Posted By cdstl
How are you bending the aluminum?

thx


I'm using everything from vice grips to C clamps to a large vice, block of wood and a hammer ;-)
Thanks
Pat


I sometimes resort to choice words as well..

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#2359650 - 08/25/17 12:20 PM Re: Modern Bullitt build [Re: Keepat]
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Love the fab work you're doing on bumpers. I drew the bumpers in on my 74 Challenger (Just another 74 Challenger thread) to make them more like earlier models. Rears were easy but fronts were a bit more of a challenge. (in-board ones hit frame rails when moved in) I hadn't considered just fabbing new ones so I chopped up stock ones wink Bumpers seem to fit well but after seeing your mods, I may revisit possible mods on mine before I finish. Blacking out mine (all black car)
Keep up good work. Would love to see earlier pics that are currently not viewable due to PhotoBucket issues. Cant wait to see final project!

Scott
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#2360609 - 08/27/17 01:04 PM Re: Modern Bullitt build [Re: Scott Carl]
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Originally Posted By Scott Carl
Love the fab work you're doing on bumpers. I drew the bumpers in on my 74 Challenger (Just another 74 Challenger thread) to make them more like earlier models. Rears were easy but fronts were a bit more of a challenge. (in-board ones hit frame rails when moved in) I hadn't considered just fabbing new ones so I chopped up stock ones wink Bumpers seem to fit well but after seeing your mods, I may revisit possible mods on mine before I finish. Blacking out mine (all black car)
Keep up good work. Would love to see earlier pics that are currently not viewable due to PhotoBucket issues. Cant wait to see final project!

Scott


Scott,
Photo Bucket screwed up a lot of Great threads on a lot of forums, very sore subject. I hope to follow up and replace the photos one day but it's just very time-consuming as you know. Thank you.
Pat

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#2360691 - 08/27/17 03:55 PM Re: Modern Bullitt build [Re: Keepat]
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More primer and block sanding ;-(
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#2360872 - 08/27/17 09:05 PM Re: Modern Bullitt build [Re: Keepat]
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Finished welding up the right side bumper mounts and ground down all the welds. When painted black I think it would hard to tell that they're not original.
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Pat













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#2362199 - 08/30/17 08:17 AM Re: Modern Bullitt build [Re: Keepat]
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How did you go about making the bends for your bumper mounts?

Thanks
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#2364668 - 09/03/17 02:02 PM Re: Modern Bullitt build [Re: Keepat]
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With a lot of brute force I managed to hit what I'm working on more often then my thumb ;-)
I hope these pictures help.
Pat












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#2364734 - 09/03/17 03:24 PM Re: Modern Bullitt build [Re: Keepat]
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Wow. Nice work
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#2365434 - 09/04/17 07:18 PM Re: Modern Bullitt build [Re: Keepat]
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Finished the bumper mounts, time to get back to block sanding and bodywork :-(
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Pat












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#2369582 - 09/12/17 04:56 PM Re: Modern Bullitt build [Re: Keepat]
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Google chrome has a fix for the photobucket picture problem ;-)

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...fegnfnflicjjgj

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#2369948 - 09/13/17 09:31 AM Re: Modern Bullitt build [Re: Keepat]
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Looking good Pat. Are you going back to black?

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