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hurley209

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hey guys, im getting some euro blade bumpers and the place im getting the from doesnt have it for the rear, can i use a front blade for the rear?
im guessing it doesnt really matter right?

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Usually the front bumpers are wider than the rear so it may look odd unless you have widened rear fenders


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Rear bumpers aren't wider. They curve out more than the front bumpers to allow clearance for the decklid to open, so you cannot use a front bumper for the rear.

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There are those who use the front bumper on the rear because it fits better when wider fenders are also being used.

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68autobug

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HI
a front Super bumper's shape is very curved compared to a NON supers bumper which are very straight...

All rear bumpers are very curved... no straight bits at all...

remember nothing is impossible....
just a darn site harder....

I have a 1302S Super front bumper on My non super beetle...

it may be possible... and not too difficult...

the brackets just need to be modified to fit into the rear slots in the fenders..

LEE



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kafertoys

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Hurley i'm willing to check with my suppliers for the bumper if you give me details.

68Aouto that is a beautiful beetle. was the moldings shaved or was that the way they were sold there..  You guys got a mix  is my understanding.

I'm getting ready to send a few toys your way.

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68autobug

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Hurley i'm willing to check with my suppliers for the bumper if you give me details.

68Auto that is a beautiful beetle. was the moldings shaved or was that the way they were sold there..  You guys got a mix  is my understanding.

I'm getting ready to send a few toys your way.


Hi
the moldings were removed by My Son, by mistake, I told Him to braze up the holes in the bonnet as I had bent the strip taking it off...
He did the whole car... lol

I may one day put them back on..
but don't like the idea of drilling holes in it.. lol

cheers

LEE  in Australia

PS: they did make and sell a standard beetle in Australia in 1965-66
it didn't have the molding strips, but instead a thin strip of red paint...
I think the only colors were gray and white.. they also had painted hubcaps
and bumpers..no over riders etc.. no chrome trim on the windows...
 no glove box lid or interior light.  very bare and plain inside..  LEE

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Usually standard bumpers are used...
but modified brackets are used.
CIP1 or other VW shops may sell these modified brackets..
they just bolt onto the car normally, and to the early bumpers normally..
cheers

Lee in Australia..



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i wouldnt think so no
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68autobug

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a local here has a 1969 beetle with early towel rail bumpers..
Car looks very good..  His Son made up the brackets for Him.
He then got the brackets chromed..

Lee in Australia


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