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Saleen Bumper Idea: Opinions?

Okay so super great idea here. Hit me like a freight train at 2:21. But in all seriousness. I want to get rid of my stock bumper. I dont like the way the exhaust just floats around underneath it. I like the body to contour to it kindof like the new-edge mustangs do. Plus it would make it kind of unique.

So I was thinking, what if I bought a saleen repro rear bumper and filled in the "gills" with fiberglass. (My dad used to run a body shop, he knows his sh!t). That way it would match the rest of the car better.

Let me know what you think? I have included some links to pictures for visual aids.

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I think it's ugly but to each his own.


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I like the Saleen bumpers, especially on early SN95's. I would only get one made from poly, not fiberglass though, as fiberglass is brittle and having bumpers made out of it is asking for trouble. Don't fill in the gills or whatever they are, they look good. Just get the steel mesh screens to set behind them. Get a matching bumper for the front, matching rocker panels, S281 spoiler and a Cobra hood to tie it all together and it will be one sexy ass car.


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I like them too, but I'm not a fan of the front ends, too squared off for me. I was thinking of a Cobra front bumper and some hood.

Whats the difference between poly and fiberglass?

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Polyurethane is the flexible plastic like material that your factory bumper covers are made from. Fiberglass is more on the rigid side; if you get bumped by something or whatever it will crack and break, whereas poly won't.


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