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#2460749 - 03/04/18 02:23 AM ebody with no Rear Bumper Guards
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Did any challengers come without rear bumper guards? I have seen some rear valances without the slots for them and i cant tell if they have filled/ shaved the slots. (and removed bumper guards)
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#2460835 - 03/04/18 09:40 AM Re: ebody with no Rear Bumper Guards [Re: 71_dramaqueen]
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They where there to protect the spring hanger and not so much for looks or whatever. I have a 73 Cuda that has the frame moved inward but haven't decided what I'll do with the hole. If we're talking the same thing.

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#2460920 - 03/04/18 12:06 PM Re: ebody with no Rear Bumper Guards [Re: 71_dramaqueen]
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I think most of the 1970/71 came without them confused
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#2460949 - 03/04/18 01:06 PM Re: ebody with no Rear Bumper Guards [Re: Cab_Burge]
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ALL 70-74 Challengers and Cudas had rear bumper guards

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#2461007 - 03/04/18 02:59 PM Re: ebody with no Rear Bumper Guards [Re: cudaman1969]
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Originally Posted By cudaman1969
They where there to protect the spring hanger and not so much for looks or whatever. I have a 73 Cuda that has the frame moved inward but haven't decided what I'll do with the hole. If we're talking the same thing.


My Challenger also has the spring moved inboard. I just bolted mine back on the bumper.


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#2461516 - 03/05/18 12:33 PM Re: ebody with no Rear Bumper Guards [Re: 71_dramaqueen]
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All the '70-'74 Challengers came with bumper guards of some type. If the bumper does not have any guards and the valance no longer has the cut-out to accommodate the bumper guard brackets, the valance was modified and filled-in.

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#2461526 - 03/05/18 12:48 PM Re: ebody with no Rear Bumper Guards [Re: DAYCLONA]
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Originally Posted By DAYCLONA
ALL 70-74 Challengers and Cudas had rear bumper guards


Even the 71 Rubber Bumper used the chrome bumper guard

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#2461531 - 03/05/18 01:07 PM Re: ebody with no Rear Bumper Guards [Re: Morty426]
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Originally Posted By Morty426
Originally Posted By DAYCLONA
ALL 70-74 Challengers and Cudas had rear bumper guards


Even the 71 Rubber Bumper used the chrome bumper guard



And killed the whole effect...


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#2461555 - 03/05/18 02:02 PM Re: ebody with no Rear Bumper Guards [Re: RS23U1G]
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I seem to remember more than one Challenger and one Cuda, maybe they where a AAR and T/A that didn't have those guards on them confused
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#2461648 - 03/05/18 05:18 PM Re: ebody with no Rear Bumper Guards [Re: RS23U1G]
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Originally Posted By RS23U1G
Originally Posted By Morty426
Originally Posted By DAYCLONA
ALL 70-74 Challengers and Cudas had rear bumper guards


Even the 71 Rubber Bumper used the chrome bumper guard



And killed the whole effect...



Not really IMHO, the rear elastromeric bumper Cuda or Challenger needs those chrome "fangs" to dress off the ass end...here's the Diamante...looks a little naked back there...


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#2461680 - 03/05/18 06:28 PM Re: ebody with no Rear Bumper Guards [Re: 71_dramaqueen]
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Those "fangs" are supports, and if left off the bumper wobbles like crazy.

The bumper guard option was just rubber strips to protect the fangs. That orange Challenger would look better with them imho


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#2461692 - 03/05/18 06:50 PM Re: ebody with no Rear Bumper Guards [Re: A990]
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Originally Posted By A990
Those "fangs" are supports, and if left off the bumper wobbles like crazy.

The bumper guard option was just rubber strips to protect the fangs. That orange Challenger would look better with them imho


Bumper guards were not available on the rubber bumper

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#2461701 - 03/05/18 07:03 PM Re: ebody with no Rear Bumper Guards [Re: DAYCLONA]
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Originally Posted By DAYCLONA
Not really IMHO



The whole point of elastomeric is for the monochromatic(no chrome)look...

Which I believe greatly enhances the fuselage bodies...

Being that the bumpers are already pulled into the body line to begin with...


Similar in the E-body, but less pronounced...

'71 E-body elastomeric is unique-chrome kills it...


Here, even the bezels kill the look...

(However, that CAN be rectified...



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#2461874 - 03/06/18 12:36 AM Re: ebody with no Rear Bumper Guards [Re: 71_dramaqueen]
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I have two 71 Cudas one hardtop one vert. Both original A22 front and rear elasto bumper cars. Both have chrome bumper guards.

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#2461882 - 03/06/18 01:17 AM Re: ebody with no Rear Bumper Guards [Re: 71_dramaqueen]
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By far some of the best a$$ shots I've ever seen! eek I think the little detail of chrome looks great with the elasto bumpers! Those are like figure skater a$$, mine is more like a gym rat a$$... haha


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#2462025 - 03/06/18 12:14 PM Re: ebody with no Rear Bumper Guards [Re: RS23U1G]
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Originally Posted By RS23U1G
Originally Posted By DAYCLONA
Not really IMHO



The whole point of elastomeric is for the monochromatic(no chrome)look...

Which I believe greatly enhances the fuselage bodies...

Being that the bumpers are already pulled into the body line to begin with...


Similar in the E-body, but less pronounced...

'71 E-body elastomeric is unique-chrome kills it...


Here, even the bezels kill the look...

(However, that CAN be rectified...



That's because that 71 runner combination was never available from the factory (71 runners didn't get the chrome tail light bezels and 71 GTXs which did get the bezels didn't come with the bumper/valance blackout)
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#2462137 - 03/06/18 03:53 PM Re: ebody with no Rear Bumper Guards [Re: Butterscotch71]
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The photo was provided to showcase the contrast, not model 'correctness'...


As for GTX bumper tape availability on an elastomeric bumper...

Here's one below...


We've seen it more than once...OEM...


Just like we've seen transverse stripes over an Air Grabber...OEM...

Which was another one that was 'not available'...


'Not available' has been proven wrong, more than once...






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