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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by COS, Sep 30, 2010.
I would like to hear opinons on running Briz Bumpers on a 48 Chevy 2-dr Sedan??
I have used them on one 47 coupe, building another and have a set in the box for it.
I think a smoother bumper would look better. Is the car a street rod or a custom ? Or is it an historical vehicle ?
If its the car in your avatar, go for it, I think they look smooth on those old chevs, kinda keeps the grille lines going
NO, they look like crap!
They are supposed to be a repro of 30-something Desoto bumpers that were used on early hotrods. they don't look right, even in that regard.
They definately don't look right on a later model custom car!
If you're looking for something more "correct" try 49 Plymouth bumpers. Ribbed, and truly traditional!
Hate em. Definite no.
What matters here is what do you like! I personally don't care for the cheep looking repop bumpers. With so many options out there use your imagination.40's cars have so many cool looking bumpers try something different. Go to a swap meet ,pick up a few. Make your own, cut weld and create a bumper that goes with the car. If you are going for the street rodish look go for it.If you are going for the custom look I would fab my own.
They are a rough copy of 1937 de Soto bumpers. 1949 Plymouth ripple bumpers might work on your car, but Briz - kinda like a strap on on a dyke....
They scream street rod to me, they are great quality etc., but I agreee with most neg. said. Plymouth 1949 is the only way if you need them ribbed for your pleasure. My 2 cents. ~Sololobo~
I don`t think they would fit in to well at Greaserama.
Please No Briz bumpers or Hagen Headlights !
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