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    Posted: 08-July-2015 at 3:51AM
Does anyone have any pictures of a 1974 or 1975 Mercury Cougar with tucked bumpers?
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no ones has done any tucked bumper cars? I've always though a Mustang II would look good with a nice thin smaller bumper front and back. 
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Well I finally got the front bumper back on the car today. And it looks like I got a bonus front bumper tuck to. Obviously, Torino front bumper mounts are NOT the same as Cougar mounts...




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-May-2016 at 4:16AM
a "bolt on" bumper tuck Big smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Big Bird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-May-2016 at 5:35AM
Originally posted by mach1000 mach1000 wrote:

no ones has done any tucked bumper cars? I've always though a Mustang II would look good with a nice thin smaller bumper front and back. 
Think about 70-72 comet bumpers and modified valences for that idea?
The above post should be read in a "Grumpy Old Man" voice.
Almost forgot: "Get off my lawn!!!"
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MrSmog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-May-2016 at 6:04AM
good to know, did you have to ditch the filler panels or trim them in any way, or just swap torino mounts on and go?
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Originally posted by MrSmog MrSmog wrote:

good to know, did you have to ditch the filler panels or trim them in any way, or just swap torino mounts on and go?


It all went right on, the only thing I noticed is that it squished the flexible corner fillers a bit. I would have trimmed them a bit if I knew before hand the bumper was going to sit back farther.
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Originally posted by Power Surge Power Surge wrote:

Originally posted by MrSmog MrSmog wrote:

good to know, did you have to ditch the filler panels or trim them in any way, or just swap torino mounts on and go?


It all went right on, the only thing I noticed is that it squished the flexible corner fillers a bit. I would have trimmed them a bit if I knew before hand the bumper was going to sit back farther.


sweet!  I have a hunch the mercury guys will be buyin up torino bumper mounts now lol    Might do this with the 74 montego i got from utah. be nice if there was a easy tuck for the rears Confused
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote n2fordwagons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-May-2016 at 11:06AM
Very cool discovery.  Might have to do this to my wagon! And, just to confirm, you used 74-76 Torino bumper mounts?

Edited by n2fordwagons - 30-May-2016 at 11:08AM
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Originally posted by n2fordwagons n2fordwagons wrote:

Very cool discovery.  Might have to do this to my wagon! And, just to confirm, you used 74-76 Torino bumper mounts?


I really don't know. I got them from John at blueoval6079 parts in GA. Just told him I needed from mounts for my 75 Cougar. Just assumed they were the same I guess.

The old mounts were rotted off, so can't really compare. The only different I saw was that the original mounts had completely flat square sections that bolt to the bumper itself, and on the mounts he sent me the edges of the squares were rolled over.
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looks great what a big improvement! Now you'll have to do the rear!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31-May-2016 at 2:55AM
 i moved the rear bumper on my 74 torino in about 1-1 1/2" (i'll have to check) two ways to do it...redrill the bolt holes in the frame forward the amount so that the bumper brackets/absorbers can be slid into the frame more, or "joe" the i-beam part of the bracket/absorber back the amount from the plate that mounts to the bumper reinforcement and reweld the plate back in it's new location
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Regul8r 2 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-June-2016 at 10:35AM
Joe helped weld the "rough tuck" on the rear of Lola at Louisville in 2014.
It was actually EASY.
We removed the inner bumper support, that huge heavy chunk of steel.
and the stock brackets welded directly to the bottom edge of the inner lip of the bumper itself. we used a small piece of metal to make the top weld connection to set it at the correct angle. DONE, for now anyway!
 
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