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ARRIS

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I have removed both front and rear bumpers on my 78. What if anything do I need to do on the front end where the OEM bumper was attached to the two main mounts at the end of the frame rail in the grille? Can I fit a grille without having to remove a part of mount/frame rail? Secondly, for the rear, can one utilize the rear bumper mounts and install overriders? If so, what year and overriders and brackets would fit? P.s. I do not want overriders with rubber, I like the clean look. Thank you in advance.

Darcy

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Great questions. I had mine converted. In terms of the front, you can fit a grille but you will have to cut the frame rails. Some people have managed to get their rectangular signal lights to fit the holes. I had mine filled and put behives in instead.

In terms of the back, you should be able to install overiders - Mine had been rearended so I had my body guy install a chrome bumper panel in its place. If you google around people are 3D printing the piece that fits under the rear lights to smooth it out.

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ARRIS

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Great questions. I had mine converted. In terms of the front, you can fit a grille but you will have to cut the frame rails. Some people have managed to get their rectangular signal lights to fit the holes. I had mine filled and put behives in instead.

In terms of the back, you should be able to install overiders - Mine had been rearended so I had my body guy install a chrome bumper panel in its place. If you google around people are 3D printing the piece that fits under the rear lights to smooth it out.

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Sorry to hear about u getting rear ended. Taking some off the frame rails it is. I happened to source a set of the fillers for the rear end and they were delivered last week. I will upload a few pics along with o other product this company makes which is the front turn signal filler that is predrilled for the beehive front signal lights.

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sounds great! Before you hack off the frame rails you could hold a grille up to it and see what happens. Pretty sure they need to come off but not 100%.

Actually the car was rearended long before I got it. It then sat in the previous owner's garage for 13 years before I got it. It was a light tap in a parking lot but I suppose indirectly led me to actually getting the car.

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BTW this the day I got it

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and now

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