My '79 Z28....clone. (Pic heavy)

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  1. GoldenOne7710

    GoldenOne7710 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Bought new front and rear bumper covers from OER. Out of the box...I was a bit skeptical, but I have high faith in the man doing all the prep work. If he said they'd work, you can take it to the bank.
     

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    I followed the tail light resto thread on here and refurbished the rear lighting assembly. These are brand new reproduction lenses. They're made very well and the fit is great.

    Instead of making my own lens gaskets, I bought new ones. The fit is really good. I actually ditched the screws that were in the box with the lenses and bought stainless screws from the hardware store. Some of the old ones were so rusty they broke off in the lens when I attempted to remove them.
     

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  3. Zspoiler

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    Looks like you have come a long way to make it your own. Keep up the good work.
     

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  4. GoldenOne7710

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    Fenders permanently attached...
     

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    Hood bolted on and lined up and front bumper cover install. I'm way more impressed with the aftermarket urethane bumpers than I thought I would be. The pre-fabbed mounting holes were off a bit so we just reamed them a little for some extra adjustment. The dimensions are spot-on. It lines up with the body lines about as good as you could ask for.
     

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    I'll post up some pictures of the bumper cover again once it's all fastened up.
     
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    Tail lights in place. No sense in having a car with this much work invested and using dingy lights.
     

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    Any particular reason you stuck with urethane instead of fiberglass or those hybrid materials?
     
  10. GoldenOne7710

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    Mainly because urethane is a little more forgiving should the car ever get backed into or tapped by another vehicle. Fiberglass is almost guaranteed to bust. I know urethane can too, but it usually takes a bit more impact.
     

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