Nip-Tuck, season two.

Posted: November 20, 2013 in Squarebird, Thunderbird
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Spent most of the day today fitting the bumper and getting the bumper brackets trimmed. That was more difficult than I’d thought, and now that it’s all bolted together and on the car, I see I have a little “adjusting” to do.

ON the right side, the lower bumper needs to be tucked in a little tighter under the bumperette where it meets the quarter panel. Shouldn’t be too tough.

A little closer to the body, if you please.

A little closer to the body, if you please.

On the left side, everything fits nicely, and all I have to do is finish the welds on the bumper, make the new inner fender panel, finish the fender skirt, and then the bodywork can begin.


Overall, looks good though.

Overall, looks good though.

All these hours of work are, so far, not resulting in any dramatic changes as l look back through the posts from the past week or so. Of course, I underestimated how long it would take to tuck the rear bumper, including, unlike the front, shortening the complicated brackets that hold it all together and mount it to the body. And in my usual fashion, I now need to “tweak” the thing a little bit, as it doesn’t quite fit like I want it to. With it just mocked up, everything loose, that wasn’t apparent.

I’m getting it though, and I have to say even though it’s not a dramatic change, even from stock, that it’ll look great once there’s color on it. Once I’m done fitting the bumper, I can start on the bodywork, then we’ll see some big changes.

Stay tuned!

  1. Rod says:

    That looks good Brian. I am loving this T-Bird!

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