75' Camaro Front End swap to 71' opinions

Discussion in 'Camaro Questions' started by 75fbody, May 12, 2008.

  1. Mark80Z28

    Mark80Z28 Veteran Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    My first car was a 77. I think the big bumpers look fine. I'm glad you're keeping them.
  2. 77RS

    77RS Veteran Member NastyZ28 Sponsor NazstyZ28 Sponsor Lifetime Gold Member

    Oct 18, 2006
    Asheboro, NC
    I'll add a PS to my earlier post. I still say that it's your car, do what makes you happy..... BUT.....

    I not only like the big bumper cars, I prefer them to the other 2nd gens. Just my taste. I like the slant of the nose and the wide rear window. My car isn't pic worthy yet, but here's a pic of a BB that belongs to a member here (chuck706). Just an example of one of the great looking BB cars that I've seen here at NastyZ! Not a lot of people restoring these, but the ones that are restored look fabulous

  3. Mark80Z28

    Mark80Z28 Veteran Member

    Aug 16, 2006

    72BIGBLOCK Veteran Member

    Feb 2, 2008
    ^^^very nice example of a big bumpered car.
  5. wookie

    wookie Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2006
    Daytona Florida
  6. 75fbody

    75fbody Veteran Member

    Sep 8, 2006
    Milwaukie, OR
    I really like my 75' and everything about it I've just been obsessed with this red 71' SS and that I see almost every year at the Morro Bay Car Show and I was thinking about making mine look like it. But the more I look at my car I see a sort of see a split bumper lay out with a full bumper and I can live with that. I'm working and saving up as I can to paint my 75' by the end of summer I've got my fingers crossed. I'm thinking about painting it #75 Cranberry Red w/ Tuxedo black 70-73 Z28 panel stripes, or 11U Light Pewter Metallic from a 4th gen with the black panel stripes.
  7. 75fbody

    75fbody Veteran Member

    Sep 8, 2006
    Milwaukie, OR
    What are the mods to the bumpers?
  8. 77LT1

    77LT1 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2007
    Jax, FL
    Do you know how many people would want a big bumper front end as clean as that? The front end on that car looks great to me.

    My .02

  9. Cataldo

    Cataldo Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    i agree with alot of these guys in that that looks very clean. I realy dig the color as well.

    About the bumper mods (As i remember):
    -Narrowing it so that it tucks to the fenders real nice
    -remounting it, bringing it closer to the car.
    -Painting it the body color (Or just painting it)
    -Shaving off the black plastic strip.

    Personally i advocate leaving it nice and shiny and cuttin' it in everyway.

    This goes for the front and back bumper.

    Now i wouldn't be suprised if i missed something, but i think i gave it a good shot for a '73 owner. lol.

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