Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Cape Cod, MAssachusetts
'71-'74 SS Bumper Autopsy Questins
I've disassembled my '73 Spider (spare, straight) bumper and have a few questions for those who have converted to the "Non-bumperette" transformation. CA sells the rubber and backing strip. When I removed the rubber strip from the never touched original bumper, it seems the inside of the rubber was covered inside on the facing to the bumper with a "waxy" residue from either a lubricant or a contact adhesive of 46 years ago. Can anyone share their experience flushing up the strip with the bumper? Did they use a lubricant like Vaseline or glycerine or did they use a thin film of contact cement to seat the rubber and cinched it down home. The reason I am doing this is one of the bumperettes was completely wasted and THAT is what holds the bumper on.the car.. see photos PS there is a way around this problem by screwing the bumperette to the bumper from the backside.. but that is another subject. I love discovering new challenges and fixin' them
Last edited by divotandtralee; 09-17-2019 at 02:27 PM.