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Old 05-21-2006, 11:27 AM   #11
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Bumpers were designed to absorb impact.

Take it from a guy who has been hit before, causing back surgery and partial paralysis.

DON'T modify stock bumpers under any circumstances.
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No offense Bill, but, modifying bumpers can save a life. On the aforementioned Chevrolet truck, they told my brother that if the stock bumper had been left on the truck, it would have killed him instantly. And those 72-87 bumpers weigh probably 50lbs.
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so nobody has any advice on the actual construction of this bumper?
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No offense Bill, but, modifying bumpers can save a life. On the aforementioned Chevrolet truck, they told my brother that if the stock bumper had been left on the truck, it would have killed him instantly. And those 72-87 bumpers weigh probably 50lbs.
You're talking pre-crumple zone technology. Get modern. If I had been rear-ended in my Bonneville instead of my 94 Buick Roadmaster Tank, I might not have had a back injury.
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all i have to say about bumpers is that the ones that you make to fill with air might be a bit dangerious should you get hit with a pressurized bumper! other then that try aluminium excrusion...
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No offense Bill, but, modifying bumpers can save a life. On the aforementioned Chevrolet truck, they told my brother that if the stock bumper had been left on the truck, it would have killed him instantly. And those 72-87 bumpers weigh probably 50lbs.
You're talking pre-crumple zone technology. Get modern. If I had been rear-ended in my Bonneville instead of my 94 Buick Roadmaster Tank, I might not have had a back injury.
OK, you got me.
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