Big Bumper Tuck poll and pictures

Discussion in 'Cosmetic' started by Rando76, Jan 4, 2008.

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Which do you like?

  1. I like the bumper tuck over stock.

    86.6%
  2. I like the stock setup better than the bumper tuck.

    13.4%
  1. Rando76

    Rando76 Member

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    I've been meaning to post these for a while. These are pictures of a car I looked at a few months back. The owner had done a bumper tuck. What do you guys think? Vote in the poll. :bouncy:

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    well its definatly an improvment but still doesnt look as good as actually swapping them
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    mean_maverick Senior Member

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    i think it looks good. i seen it on a '73 and loved it. i plan to do the same on my '73 Grabber
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    Yeah, I am not a fan of big bumpers (I may change my mind after a minor collision, though:oops:), but tucking them really makes it look nicer. Reminds me of the big bumper Chevelles, etc that look decent with big bumpers.

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  5. newtoford

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    at least GM made it look like it belonged

    on mavericks its just some huge object tacked on to the front and read of the car
  6. scooper77515

    scooper77515 Accepting Hand-me-downs Supporting Member

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    The ss models were nicer...

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    I think tucking them in makes them look like they belong a little better.

    Wonder if we can fit a chevelle bumper on our mavs...
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    i dont see the diffence between the SS bumper and the other?

    a nova bumper mght be a little better fit

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    I agree on the nova bumper. The chevelle has a front end shaped more like a Comet with the bulge in the center.

    I pulled up the SS pic because it didn't show as pronounced a bulge.
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    buick apollos have a pretty good comet buldge too

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    Keep in mind the Chevelles shown above were pre-safety bumpers. Their safety bumpers, 1973 and up, were ugly too.
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    The big bumpers stuck out because of federal regulations. Besides, it's not fair to compare the big bumper Mavericks with old GMs (because they weren't bound by regs either). :rofl: Here's a 75 Monte Carlo for comparison. The bumper sticks out on it too.

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    HA! We posted near the same time. :bouncy:
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    Man, that is even uglier than the Maverick safety bumpers...:vomito:
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    the GM's never seemed so apparently ugly tho. i think their bumpers tended to flow a litle better with the over all designs

    on the mavericks it looked like they just slapped something on to meet regulations and be done with it
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    Exactly what I always thought. Probably exactly what they did. Kinda like that yellow box behind the radio on the 74 models..."Quick, the feds just passed a law, let's be the first to follow it...wait, they changed their minds. That is OK, our little box didn't work right anyway...":bs:
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    well the maverick was a pretty lowend car for its time so it doesnt really suprise me if thats what they did. either way im sure the ford design team didnt have much to work with for the '74 model year
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    Geeese....this is turning into a GM board.
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    Back to the original question. I didn't vote int he poll because my opinion was not represented.

    I think on that particular Maverick the Tuck job that was done looks pretty good on the fron bumper but what they did on the back doesn't look too great, and prolly would have looked better left stock on the back
  19. Dave B

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    I like big bumpers!!
  20. tim keck

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    I voted to leave 'em stock.The tuck w/the big bumpers makes it look like it was in a crash & never rebounded.Now the '73 looks good tucked because it still has a valence & looks a bit more natural.JMO

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