Hey Sir Will, i work at Ford in Seattle and i was askin the body shop guys about shaving my moldings and such, they said doin the bumper is not a smart idea, and it will fall off eventually. Is this true, b/c im dyin to do this mod, im already paintin the bird a candy tangerine and want to do everything at the same time.
Originally posted by 5.0 Beast are you planning on removing the chrome thunderbird emblem on the rear end?
if not i think it would look pretty goofy to have "thunderbird" written twice in the same area and in different "fonts" too.
and the bumper you have now matches the styling of the rest of the car (with the long indented ovals) , the new bumper would throw off the cars styling
in my mind the only way that bumper would look good on your car is if you took off the chrome emblems and lost the long ovals (i dont know of any other way to describe them)around the whole car.
Yes, the Thunderbird script and Ford emblem will be shaved from the trunk along with the lock. But not before the photo shoot.
As for the bumper not matching, you haven't followed my posts on the rest of the car have you? I filled the front bumper just like the rear and shaved the sides, including door handles and gas filler. The only thing I left was the power antenna only because there's no reasonable place to relocate it to. But I am painting the mount for that to match the body.
As for the comment about the stuff not sticking, it will stick. The stuff used is designed strictly for repairing these plastic bumpers. So it's specifically formulated to adhere to plastic. The parts were also agressively sandblasted in those areas prior to application so the underlying bumper has a quite rough texture for the filler to bond to.
Hey SW, how about no antenna, do you really need it? I mean who listens to the radio now, maybe XM with a hidden antenna?, yeah you should do that, the bumpers look great can't wait to see the whole car finished
Actually, I listen to a LOT of radio. Especially when I'm on the road. Being in a basically rural area, we have crap for decent stations. But when I go to Dallas or Chicago or St. Louis or Atlanta, I love to listen to stations that don't suck.
Originally posted by MercCougarXR7 You aren't going to like this - but I prefer the before style. It seems to me that it's going to be a 'blob' when it's done.... I really do like the way Ford designed the mouldings for your year Bird.
The shave he did, looks like the 94-95 with t-bird text and the side line isn't there. I don't think it would look like a "blob." Rather, I like it a lot. I like all the exterior mods he has done (except the gas tank... I use my trunk.... hehe)
Originally posted by 5150Bird Hey Sir Will, i work at Ford in Seattle and i was askin the body shop guys about shaving my moldings and such, they said doin the bumper is not a smart idea, and it will fall off eventually. Is this true, b/c im dyin to do this mod, im already paintin the bird a candy tangerine and want to do everything at the same time.
PLEASE post after your paint job... I am DIEING to see that!
Originally posted by Sir William Yes, the Thunderbird script and Ford emblem will be shaved from the trunk along with the lock. But not before the photo shoot.
Photo shoot? I don't believe i read that thread. What photo shoot?
But when I go to Dallas or Chicago or St. Louis or Atlanta, I love to listen to stations that don't suck.
Must agree with the Dallas comment. When making trips from Dallas to New York there are not many good stations either. Most of trip you are stuck in rural Tennesse or Virginia. 2 stations max, sometimes one will be in a lanuage you do not even know. Have to make sure you have plenty of cds before you leave on the 24 hour voyage.
it is ten bucks a month plus you have to have a compatible reciever, then buy the xm tuner for around 150, and the you have to spend about 80 bucks for the antenna, or even more for the glass mount antenna, which isn't half as ugly as the normal antenna. You can get discounts on it too- if you're a directTV subscriber they send you coupons for 50 bucks off, and if you buy the whole package from crutchfield they will give you money off too. I'm not sure if the offers can be combined though.