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> Rear Rubber Bumper Top, Question re center stud....
jim_hoyland
post Oct 18 2020, 04:14 PM
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The rubber top fits nicely; but it appears there is an extra stud in the center with no hole to go through. What am I missing here ? Should the stud be capped ?
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post Oct 18 2020, 04:24 PM
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QUOTE(jim_hoyland @ Oct 18 2020, 03:14 PM) *

The rubber top fits nicely; but it appears there is an extra stud in the center with no hole to go through. What am I missing here ? Should the stud be capped ?
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There is a small bracket on 74 and earlier cars to support the rubber top in the center.


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post Oct 18 2020, 04:30 PM
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QUOTE(jim_hoyland @ Oct 18 2020, 03:14 PM) *

The rubber top fits nicely; but it appears there is an extra stud in the center with no hole to go through. What am I missing here ? Should the stud be capped ?
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There is a small bracket on 74 and earlier cars to support the rubber top in the center.

I thought so. What do you suggest I do ?
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post Oct 18 2020, 04:31 PM
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(IMG:style_emoticons/default/agree.gif) If this is a back date effort you wont have the little support tab on your chassis.
You can fab one & weld or screw it in place or let it (the top) float.
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post Oct 18 2020, 04:48 PM
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(IMG:style_emoticons/default/agree.gif) If this is a back date effort you wont have the little support tab on your chassis.
You can fab one & weld or screw it in place or let it (the top) float.

Yes it’s a backdate. It was mentioned earlier that the top has a contious internal metal support, so a backdated bumper won’t need a support.
I’ll slide aplastic thread protector on it. While test fitting, it doesn’t show much
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post Oct 18 2020, 06:03 PM
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QUOTE(jim_hoyland @ Oct 18 2020, 03:48 PM) *
Yes it’s a backdate. It was mentioned earlier that the top has a contious internal metal support, so a backdated bumper won’t need a support. I’ll slide aplastic thread protector on it. While test fitting, it doesn’t show much

Well ..they all had/have a continuous internal metal support, what changed IIRC was the material (from mild steel to stainless). The reason for the Tab/support was that the void in the bumper center that provided for the plate mount & lights, allowed for the top section to deflect if for instance someone leaned on it while storing items in the trunk
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post Oct 18 2020, 08:28 PM
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QUOTE(jim_hoyland @ Oct 18 2020, 03:48 PM) *
Yes it’s a backdate. It was mentioned earlier that the top has a contious internal metal support, so a backdated bumper won’t need a support. I’ll slide aplastic thread protector on it. While test fitting, it doesn’t show much

Well ..they all had/have a continuous internal metal support, what changed IIRC was the material (from mild steel to stainless). The reason for the Tab/support was that the void in the bumper center that provided for the plate mount & lights, allowed for the top section to deflect if for instance someone leaned on it while storing items in the trunk

+1 it is so thin there and helps with alignment. Epoxy on a mount...
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post Oct 18 2020, 08:40 PM
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The license plate lights mounting screws penetrate that steel reinf in the bumper top. One of the two screws for each light is a ground screw. That tab on the 70-74 chassis provides grounding for the lights. If the lights are not hooked up correctly you’ll blow fuses due to a direct short of the lights power circuit to ground.
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post Oct 19 2020, 06:22 AM
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The license plate lights mounting screws penetrate that steel reinf in the bumper top. One of the two screws for each light is a ground screw. That tab on the 70-74 chassis provides grounding for the lights. If the lights are not hooked up correctly you’ll blow fuses due to a direct short of the lights power circuit to ground.


Aha ! My new bumper top has one hole near the end of each license plate nook; however, the new Uro license plate lights mounting holes don't line up with that hole.
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post Oct 19 2020, 07:26 AM
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My bolt is a little long. I was going to cut it off but thought I might want to attach something there. Haven’t figured out what yet. It only been about ten years.
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post Oct 19 2020, 08:00 AM
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You're finally doing it eh Jim? It's gonna look great!!! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smilie_pokal.gif)
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