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173 Camaro front bumper Empty 73 Camaro front bumper on Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:02 am

LB30

LB30
Is there a kit or and any aftermarket resin bumpers out there in need of the front bumper.

273 Camaro front bumper Empty Re: 73 Camaro front bumper on Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:40 pm

Kitbash

Kitbash
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arent the corner bumpers the same from the 70 1/2 kit?

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373 Camaro front bumper Empty Re: 73 Camaro front bumper on Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:26 pm

LB30

LB30
73 goes all the way across.

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473 Camaro front bumper Empty Re: 73 Camaro front bumper on Tue Feb 03, 2015 5:34 am

Kitbash

Kitbash
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ok thought i would ask because half th stuff i see has it with the split bumper
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573 Camaro front bumper Empty Re: 73 Camaro front bumper on Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:26 am

LB30

LB30
Hmmm, dang.......I was hoping there might of been one out there.....really want to replicate this camaro

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673 Camaro front bumper Empty Re: 73 Camaro front bumper on Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:13 am

Kitbash

Kitbash
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looks easy enough to scratch build, i would think maybe some .080 styrene rod and some creative sanding should do it

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773 Camaro front bumper Empty Re: 73 Camaro front bumper on Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:11 am

LB30

LB30
Never thought of that......will have to give that a try....thanks for the idea Smile

873 Camaro front bumper Empty Re: 73 Camaro front bumper on Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:14 am

Kitbash

Kitbash
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i will mess around with it a bit tomorrow and see what i come up with since i have the day off
front end looks the same as the 70 1/2 so i should be able to use the nose as a template

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973 Camaro front bumper Empty Re: 73 Camaro front bumper on Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:55 am

Kitbash

Kitbash
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took a quick 15 mins to see if it would work out the way i thought
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starting with .080 rod

i cut it down into 2 sections
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bent the sides with the lighter technique where it curls down the side of the body
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making sure my bends are right
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gotta thin down the inside of the side bend to conform with the body, what better tool for it?
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tapered to fit now
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rolling the outer side to give it a smoother look
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a matched pair of sides
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cutting some of the excess off so i can get down closer to finished size
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used sanding sticks to true up the joint in the middle
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i know in the real bumper there are 2 more shallow bends in the bumper, this was just a test concept so i didnt add them. if i make another later i will
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a drop of liquid cement to bond them together
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only thing that would be left is using a sanding stick to flatten out the top and bottom of the bumper a bit since the real bumper isnt actually round
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overall the technique will work so you can either give it a go yourself or i can do another with the 2 added bends and send it to ya bud

lemme know


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1073 Camaro front bumper Empty Re: 73 Camaro front bumper on Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:49 am

LB30

LB30
Man I am speechless.....I have never seen anyone do something like that(I am speaking in reference to just taking the initiative and showing me how to resolve my dilemma)......I really appreciate the help.....I should be able to do that.....forgive me for I don't usually scratch build stuff so the no know how is not there for me.  And again Thank you I love this site and it's members.



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1173 Camaro front bumper Empty Re: 73 Camaro front bumper on Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:08 am

fletch

fletch
That was a pretty good tutorial Maybe it should be added to the tutorials? It seems it gives some great ideas to those of us whose scratch build know how is not yet matured. Very Happy

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1273 Camaro front bumper Empty Re: 73 Camaro front bumper on Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:40 pm

Custom Mike

Custom Mike
Great work on the bumper Wayne! cheers

Jon, I used to be terrified of scratch-building anything, but after years of seeing other people doing it, I finally started trying it for myself. It's not as hard as you think it is, it just takes a bit more planning and the desire to see it through. You'll do badly the first few times, but keep at it and sooner or later you'll end up with some killer parts you made for yourself!

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1373 Camaro front bumper Empty Re: 73 Camaro front bumper on Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:17 pm

Gary Parker


Right-on Brother ,that was a cool & well done Tut.

1473 Camaro front bumper Empty Re: 73 Camaro front bumper on Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:25 am

Rhodes

Rhodes
great bumper build, excellent work !!!!!!

1573 Camaro front bumper Empty re; 73 Camaro front bumper on Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:15 pm

Gary Parker


Mr. Kitbash, I must say thank you 4 sharing your personal time & expertise in s / building that bumper .I got something out of it too. GOD BLESS!!

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