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View Poll Results: Which do you like?
I like the bumper tuck over stock. 136 86.62%
I like the stock setup better than the bumper tuck. 21 13.38%
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Old 2010-01-31, 08:44   #81
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thinking about cutting 3 inches off my 73 bumper bracket...
I did 2 1/2 inches off my 73 and it looks good. If you go 3 inches it will cover part of the side marker light. I posted pictures in an earlier post on this thread.
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Old 2010-02-01, 09:40   #82
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So do people do this to 70-72 bumpers??? Cause I've seen other ones and they look like there tucked in too
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Old 2011-02-07, 15:15   #83
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I prefer the Safety of the Big Bumpers albeit some would say false sense of security. Naw, I dont mind the stock big bumpers it add's to the one of a kind uglyness of the Maverick. It's the one memory stuck in peoples minds when they hear he bought a Maverick? Why? They are so ugly. Wrong!!!
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Old 2011-02-09, 01:04   #84
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I did 3" in front and 1 1/2" in the rear. I like it a lot better tucked. I did it myself, so there wasn't any cost.
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Old 2012-05-04, 17:48   #85
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The stock bumper needs to be shortened when tucked to keep from looking too wide.
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Old 2012-05-08, 16:14   #86
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I like it a lot better than stock.
I'm gonna do it to mine for now......but small bumpers will be on the Maverick when its done.
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Old 2012-05-14, 12:37   #87
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Your sig makes me laugh every time I see it Killer Be.
Its sooo true... or rust has eaten them first..
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Your sig makes me laugh every time I see it Killer Be.
Its sooo true... or rust has eaten them first..

Thanks....... it came to me after a day of junken and coming home with nothin.
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I hear you. Then again the junk yards around here strip the cars before they ever even make it to the yard.
So wont waste my time on them anymore
Nothing more soul crushing than spending hours/days/weeks looking for stuff in a yard to then be told by a employe on the d/l that your wasting your time and why.
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I prefer the Safety of the Big Bumpers albeit some would say false sense of security. Naw, I dont mind the stock big bumpers it add's to the one of a kind uglyness of the Maverick. It's the one memory stuck in peoples minds when they hear he bought a Maverick? Why? They are so ugly. Wrong!!!
Big bumpers are no more "safe" than small bumpers. They only allow the car to withstand a 5mph impact with minimal damage, which was government mandated on U.S. cars after 1972 for front and after '73 for rear. They were an afterthought which never would have happened without the government mandate (in fact, south American Mavericks never got big bumpers) and as a result, look quite hideous.

I just chuckle every time I see someone claim that they love their big-bumper Mavericks for the "safety" of them.

The small bumpers look the best (the '73 front bumper looks "decent").
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