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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by ModelARon, Apr 3, 2021.

  1. ModelARon
    Joined: Jun 14, 2017
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    I am having a hard time deciding if i should install a bumper or just a front chrome spreader. When i bought the car it had the towing shackles. I like the look of the chrome spreader.
    But don't like the lack of any protection for the car . This car will have full fenders.
    It is my first hotrod and i have never driven a car like this. So before i make i choice i like to get some input. IMG_4198.jpg 63832110725__3304581D-1287-4341-8FCB-3987217A9B05.jpeg IMG_3130.jpeg
     
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  2. long island vic
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    Bumpers isnt going to stop anything to bare
     
  3. '32 Front bumper with fenders. HRP
     
  4. 31Apickup
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    The front bumper on my A pickup saved the front end when I hit a small deer, so they do make a difference. Just flexed the center emblem out of the bumper, no other damage.


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  5. Guy Patterson
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    Like HRP said 32 bumpers
     
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  6. lake_harley
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    I'm not planning a front bumper on my own '30 Coupe with fenders, but that's just one more personal taste deal.

    I have to ask though...the paint cleaned and polished up THAT nice??!! Looks really good all gussied up.

    Lynn
     
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  7. ModelARon
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    I repainted the car . I still have to spray more clear and buff it out.
     
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  8. ModelARon
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    If i install a 32 bumper on a 30 frame do i have to make my own brackets to bolt up to the 32 bumper?
     
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  9. lake_harley
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    Repainted...already? It's looking great. Didn't you just recently get the car? You must work a lot faster than I do.:confused:

    Lynn
     
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  10. ModelARon
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    I like the 32 bumper
     
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  11. ModelARon
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    I did state in my build thread that i bought this car a few years ago and I should have started my build thread when i started. Trust me this has been a lot of work. And a lot of time. It took about two years of spare time to get to this point.
     
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  12. belair
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    bumper for sure.
     
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  13. de-fenders
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    What about a cool nerf bar?


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  14. neds29
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    Model A bumpers are nice too. Hooray for fenders! Good choice. Neat car with a great story.
     
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  16. Chicster
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    1. Missouri H.A.M.B.ers

    What I put on my 30 pickup 20200504_164122-1.jpg
     
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  17. Tow Truck Tom
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    Do what you want.
    I prefer rear bumpers, but not front bumpers.
    Drive accordingly
     
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  18. ModelARon
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    Thanks for the help . I will mock up a few things and look at that for a few days and decide .
     
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  19. 5window
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    Model As with fenders need bumpers but I disagree with using 32s . It's been overdone so much it's almost"street-roddy". I prefer stainless '30/31s but it is your car.

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  20. Use a piece of Wood & mount it on the Bumper Bracket's
    just imagine what you can do with a Good piece of wood piece
    make designes on it or your Name on it or your Favaroite Expresion.

    Just my 3.5 cents

    Live Long & Die a Fool
     
  21. sacminiwheels
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    Bumpers will not stop a major collision but they will help and for minor collisions they may well prevent damage. I'm torn on a 30 vs. a 32 bumper myself. Never liked 30 rear bumpers so 32 front and rear may be the choice. Like said above its your ride, I wish there were more images online of Model A's with "other bumpers". 33 bumpers have been calling me too... 3C6318BA-BD3A-4A8C-8CF1-BDAE12BD2976.jpeg
     
  22. eaglebeak
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  23. 31Apickup
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    [​IMG]
    Here’s an example of nerf bar type bumpers that would fit the era of your car.


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  24. Corn Fed
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    Personally I don't like the looks of Model A bumpers, and using 32's makes it look like you are wishing it was a 32. I don't have bumpers on my 29 Coupe. My vote is no bumpers of any kind. A chrome spreader bar is fine.
     
  25. If you are going to run a Deuce shell on your Model A why not use a Deuce bumper, who cares what other people think,

    you can always use something like this. HRP

    [​IMG]
     
  26. jimmy six
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    With what’s driving out on our roads today I would not have a car without bumpers. I know it’s a personal choice and like one above stated.... “drive accordingly”
     
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  27. Roguss
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    No bumper is my vote.
     
  28. SS327
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    Just my opinion but with fenders gotta have bumpers. Go with the stock bumpers. Your car though, your choice.
     
  29. Petejoe
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    I like em both but have a homemade spreader on mine. [​IMG]
     
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  30. dart4forte
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    Agree, that looks the best
     
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