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Old 04-01-2012, 03:17 PM   #1
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Questions?? Bumper tightness to body

From a durability and performance standpoint how tight should the bumper fit to the body? Obviously not tight enough to deform the body. But other than that do I want it snug and contoured or a sizable gap?

I ask because the body I'm painting is requiring me to fabricate a bumper.

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im sure there are more technical answers, but i like my body to be either touching or almost touching the bumper. not enough to flex the body when you put the body on the car, but enough that it doesnt move a lot when you hit somthing. seems to save the front wheel arch's.
though shoegoo and fiberglass cloth helps that too.

some people mount their bodies quite loosely on the car, but i found that to destroy the reams.
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From a durability and performance standpoint how tight should the bumper fit to the body? Obviously not tight enough to deform the body. But other than that do I want it snug and contoured or a sizable gap?

I ask because the body I'm painting is requiring me to fabricate a bumper.

Thanks.
HPI offers foam bumper strips that can be stuck to the underside of your body These work very well for filling in the space between the body and bumper. Part # 6273
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Any other opinions? I wonder how the reaction to hitting a flapper is between a tight fitting bumper and one where the front of the body gives a little.
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