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Lincoln and Shoebox bumpers

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HotRodRick49, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. HotRodRick49
    Joined: Nov 1, 2006
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    Anyone know if a set of '49 Lincoln bumpers will bolt right in on a shoebox or would it have to be narrowed?
     
  2. pimpin paint
    Joined: May 31, 2005
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    from so cal

    Hey,

    The lincoln/Cosmo are wider vehicles than the '49-'51 Shoebox.
    Not a dead on fit up!
     
  3. Kustom7777
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    from Austin, TX

    they would need narrowing,,,not that hard to do though..
     
  4. HotRodRick49
    Joined: Nov 1, 2006
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    Someone care to explain narrowing a bumper?

    Is it as easy as taking a piece out of it, and just welding it back together?
     

  5. pimpin paint
    Joined: May 31, 2005
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    Yes and no!

    Where you take the piece out is the issue. It's usually best to remove the section from the portion of the facebar with the least amount of shape or form, usually behind the overriders. Any radical shape change of the surface of the facebar will require some advanced metalshaping skills to pull this off. Your fitment and welds must be top drawer, or your plater will charge you big coin to make the part a winner.

    Swankey Devils C.C.
    "Meanwhile, back aboard The Tainted Pork"
     

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