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Bumper/grill/head light - Fender flares 3/27/12 - Done!

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Post by rkellerjr on Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:33 pm

Well, decided to tackle my bumpers as best I can and threw in redoing the grills and headlight "bezels" I guess there called. I'll let the pics do the talking. I've never done this but I talked with my buddy Mike, here locally, and he gave me some pointers to follow and whalla. I've got to say that I'm pretty proud of myself. I started at 10:00am and, whew, didn't get done until 7:30pm. I didn't know sanding, masking, and painting took so freakin long!! Car definitely looks much, much better.

What they looked like prior to my work today...





Prepping for paint, I didn't take any pics of the grille and headlight prepping...





Masking...





And completed....







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Re: Bumper/grill/head light - Fender flares 3/27/12 - Done!

Post by Steve on Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:04 pm

In the picture after sanding it almost looked liek you chromed the bumper strip. I really had to look twice.

Looking good!!! I always liked the blacked out headlight look.
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Re: Bumper/grill/head light - Fender flares 3/27/12 - Done!

Post by mr71transam on Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:54 pm

Great Job. One of these days either you're going to make it up here or I'm going to make it down your way. One way or the other I will see your Bird.

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Post by rkellerjr on Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:35 pm

hahaha, sure thing Rick. I'd like you coming down this way, you'd enjoy the area.
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Re: Bumper/grill/head light - Fender flares 3/27/12 - Done!

Post by hdebo on Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:44 pm

Looking good my friend. Will you be coming to Connecticut this year?
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Re: Bumper/grill/head light - Fender flares 3/27/12 - Done!

Post by rkellerjr on Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:25 pm

Not sure, we haven't made any plans for vacation yet this year.
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Post by rkellerjr on Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:58 pm

OK, we are almost done. I installed the welting on the flares today ...



Fenders painted and wet sanded, just need to do compound on it to shine it back up. They look pretty good, unfortunately the paint is a slightly lighter shade of red. It is hard to notice but if you are looking for it you can see it. Pieces will be installed tomorrow as I want the glue to set up over night..



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Post by rkellerjr on Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:06 pm

Done! Pictures aren't so good the sun was shining too brightly with the angle I had but they'll do Very Happy They look good, finally, after 6 years of owning this thing and having the flares and spoiler for 4 or 5 of those years. Lots of thanks to Mike McArthur for his help in getting this done!







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Post by mr71transam on Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:23 pm

Rich I hope you are proud of the work you did. Because it looks like you did a Great job. Your front does really look Nice.

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