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bhooper
10-18-2002, 09:53 PM
Is it possible to remove the rubber bumper pads that were installed on the Spitfire's in '75?

I understand the purpose, but they look tacky. Can they be neatly removed, without leaving a big hole in the chrome bumper?

thanks!

ainadude
10-18-2002, 11:38 PM
If you're talking about the two front black rubber "underriders," yes, they can be removed. However, you'll be left with two body-colored frame extensions that look worse. I have a '76 and have ordered a pair of the less-obtrusive, earlier-style underriders that were installed on '71-'73 MKIV and 1500 models. It appears they can be installed on later models once you remove a plate at the front of the frame extensions. I should know within a week or so if it's a direct swap and will post results. Wish me luck.

Twinkie
10-19-2002, 01:54 AM
Looking forward to see how you make out on that swap. I have a '78, and if I end up keeping it, I want to do that swap as well.
Keep us posted...

Ron

Basil
10-19-2002, 03:14 AM
<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by ainadude:
If you're talking about the two front black rubber "underriders," yes, they can be removed. However, you'll be left with two body-colored frame extensions that look worse. I have a '76 and have ordered a pair of the less-obtrusive, earlier-style underriders that were installed on '71-'73 MKIV and 1500 models. It appears they can be installed on later models once you remove a plate at the front of the frame extensions. I should know within a week or so if it's a direct swap and will post results. Wish me luck.<hr></blockquote>

I, too, would like too see how your swap goes! If its not hard, I may like to loose my big ugly rubber overriders also! Send me a pic, or post it if you can put it one your own website (then just use the "image" button when posting to point to the picture).

Basil

Basil
10-19-2002, 08:40 PM
<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by aeronca65t:
All of this talk suddenly made me think of this:

http://100megsfree4.com/cadillac/cad1950/1954/cad54c.jpg<hr></blockquote>

Now THAT's a bumber! Enough to make a 50's Buike envious images/icons/grin.gif

Basil

Dale
10-20-2002, 03:28 AM
I am forwarding this from Dolly Parton "Shame on all of you for being ashamed" Big ugly overiders indeed. images/icons/smile.gif

aeronca65t
10-20-2002, 03:39 AM
All of this talk suddenly made me think of this:

http://100megsfree4.com/cadillac/cad1950/1954/cad54c.jpg

Twinkie
10-20-2002, 01:24 PM
And then I think about last summer when I watched a guy from my cafe table back into the front of my spit 2 or 3 times while parallel parking "by feel"! Wonder what the nose would've looked like then with the small over riders on... images/icons/rolleyes.gif

Ron