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> Front bumper GT cut out/ now offering the service.
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post Sep 18 2018, 11:28 AM
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QUOTE(mb911 @ Sep 18 2018, 10:17 AM) *

There is a 3/4" radius in the corners.. And might do a few.


Yes..I see 3/4" radius on corners however, I was referring to horizontal and vertical sections like Jim's.
Jim's appeared to have same radius as bottom edge of bumper.
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post Sep 18 2018, 03:47 PM
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QUOTE(ValcoOscar @ Sep 18 2018, 09:28 AM) *

QUOTE(mb911 @ Sep 18 2018, 10:17 AM) *

There is a 3/4" radius in the corners.. And might do a few.


Yes..I see 3/4" radius on corners however, I was referring to horizontal and vertical sections like Jim's.
Jim's appeared to have same radius as bottom edge of bumper.




Ah gotcha.. I may do that.. I think why that was done was to make the transition softer.. I will look at that tomorrow .
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post Sep 18 2018, 03:53 PM
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QUOTE(mb911 @ Sep 18 2018, 02:47 PM) *

QUOTE(ValcoOscar @ Sep 18 2018, 09:28 AM) *

QUOTE(mb911 @ Sep 18 2018, 10:17 AM) *

There is a 3/4" radius in the corners.. And might do a few.


Yes..I see 3/4" radius on corners however, I was referring to horizontal and vertical sections like Jim's.
Jim's appeared to have same radius as bottom edge of bumper.




Ah gotcha.. I may do that.. I think why that was done was to make the transition softer.. I will look at that tomorrow .



If you can achieve this and it's not to much trouble I may send you two of mine. I can PayPal right away...thx for taking this challenge.

I see a GB for GT Front bumper mods coming.

Oscar


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post Sep 18 2018, 05:40 PM
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QUOTE(ValcoOscar @ Sep 18 2018, 01:53 PM) *

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QUOTE(mb911 @ Sep 18 2018, 10:17 AM) *

There is a 3/4" radius in the corners.. And might do a few.


Yes..I see 3/4" radius on corners however, I was referring to horizontal and vertical sections like Jim's.
Jim's appeared to have same radius as bottom edge of bumper.




Ah gotcha.. I may do that.. I think why that was done was to make the transition softer.. I will look at that tomorrow .



If you can achieve this and it's not to much trouble I may send you two of mine. I can PayPal right away...thx for taking this challenge.

I see a GB for GT Front bumper mods coming.

Oscar



I know I can do it.. Just have to figure out how much time to do these.. I have heard quotes of 10 hours.. I am just not seeing that.. Probably more like 5 hours each.

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post Sep 18 2018, 06:04 PM
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I’ve got a bumper that I’m planning to have done if you decide to do them.
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post Sep 18 2018, 07:01 PM
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(IMG:style_emoticons/default/agree.gif) I have two I could send up.

Oscar, might need to get another bumper chroming GB going also.
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post Sep 18 2018, 07:11 PM
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This might also be a good option for the bumpers that aren’t suited for rechroming. Get a GT opening done and then fill and paint.
I’m doing a set in semigloss black. I want it to look nice but It doesn’t have to be concours perfect.
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post Sep 18 2018, 08:22 PM
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QUOTE(ValcoOscar @ Sep 18 2018, 02:53 PM) *

QUOTE(mb911 @ Sep 18 2018, 02:47 PM) *

QUOTE(ValcoOscar @ Sep 18 2018, 09:28 AM) *

QUOTE(mb911 @ Sep 18 2018, 10:17 AM) *

There is a 3/4" radius in the corners.. And might do a few.


Yes..I see 3/4" radius on corners however, I was referring to horizontal and vertical sections like Jim's.
Jim's appeared to have same radius as bottom edge of bumper.




Ah gotcha.. I may do that.. I think why that was done was to make the transition softer.. I will look at that tomorrow .


If you can achieve this and it's not to much trouble I may send you two of mine. I can PayPal right away...thx for taking this challenge.

I see a GB for GT Front bumper mods coming.

Oscar



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post Sep 19 2018, 04:26 AM
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Guys thanks so much. I am gonna finish the 3 bumpers then see were we are at.. There seems there is allot of interest in this . I am still not sure what to charge for something like this.. I must also note the bumpers I have here measure in at 20 ga.. That is pretty thin
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post Sep 19 2018, 05:09 AM
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Looks like the bumpers you are using where both chromed. A local plater to me said he prefers to to plate bumpers that had not been plated. "Steel was thicker" It seems in his shop they used an acid dip to get everything clean and he said previously chromed bumpers where thinner than a painted bumper. Little did bit dredged up from the early 90s.

20Ga seems thin on the bumper, the last pained bumper I needed to pound a dent out of, sure did not move like it was 20 gauge. So maybe the platers idea was spot on, and the chrome bumpers became thinner based off the process used at that time. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif)
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post Sep 19 2018, 06:22 AM
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The front bumpers are really light. I didn’t weigh them but the front feels a pound or two lighter than the rear.
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post Sep 19 2018, 07:22 AM
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I noticed the weight difference too when attempting to get mine ready to ship, I never thought they'd be different and was surprised.
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post Sep 19 2018, 09:43 AM
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I think its because the metal is stretched in certain areas. Also remember these were cars meant for major profits.. I would assume that they were at best 19ga

Here is a better picture of a bumper I am getting ready to send out for chrome.. Still some work to do..
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post Sep 19 2018, 10:02 AM
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With due respect to all, most cut-outs I see for up front oil coolers (not water radiator coolers) are way too large with strips being cut out of the bumper and valance. Pic is my cut out of valance only, with air flowing into the "frunk" through the slots cut by joining some of the holes in the body - can see through the screen. Never have a heating problem with my 911 2.7 installed. Attached Image
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post Sep 19 2018, 10:11 AM
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Bumper wise, I am doing the same thing as Keith. Stock front chrome bumper with GT lower valance. Unless your a concourse weenie or track junkie, there are no cooling issues even in the desert. Regarding the shroud, I purchased the two piece GT fiberglass replica from Getty Design. It was very easy to set it in place, draw around it and cut 1/2” between the lines to mount it.
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post Sep 19 2018, 10:13 AM
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QUOTE(914Toy @ Sep 19 2018, 08:02 AM) *

With due respect to all, most cut-outs I see for up front oil coolers (not water radiator coolers) are way too large with strips being cut out of the bumper and valance. Pic is my cut out of valance only, with air flowing into the "frunk" through the slots cut by joining some of the holes in the body - can see through the screen. Never have a heating problem with my 911 2.7 installed. Attached Image



I think its really about the look more so then the function..I did the same as you describe on my last build and worked great..

Side note just measured Danny's painted bumper that actually looks like its is heavy crhomed underneath and that is 18Ga.


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QUOTE(mb911 @ Sep 19 2018, 09:13 AM) *

QUOTE(914Toy @ Sep 19 2018, 08:02 AM) *

With due respect to all, most cut-outs I see for up front oil coolers (not water radiator coolers) are way too large with strips being cut out of the bumper and valance. Pic is my cut out of valance only, with air flowing into the "frunk" through the slots cut by joining some of the holes in the body - can see through the screen. Never have a heating problem with my 911 2.7 installed. Attached Image



I think its really about the look more so then the function..I did the same as you describe on my last build and worked great..

Side note just measured Danny's painted bumper that actually looks like its is heavy crhomed underneath and that is 18Ga.

I agree it does look better and if the price is right, I would be interested in getting my chrome bumper modified.
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I love the look of the GT cutout. If it was just about function, I wouldn’t have a 914.
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I love the look of the GT cutout. If it was just about function, I wouldn’t have a 914.

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