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  • 63 Avanti Rear Bumper

    Just purchased a rear bumper from a guy I met at the SDC meet in South Bend. Once I got it home and inspected it further revealing the entire bumper, there are 2 approx. 3/8" holes in the center of the bumper 12-15" apart and they look like they have always been there. Any ideas, another year Avanti?

  • #2
    quote:Originally posted by yekslo1

    Just purchased a rear bumper from a guy I met at the SDC meet in South Bend. Once I got it home and inspected it further revealing the entire bumper, there are 2 approx. 3/8" holes in the center of the bumper 12-15" apart and they look like they have always been there. Any ideas, another year Avanti?
    Probably off a later Avanti that had rubber bumper guards mounted there.


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    '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
    '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
    '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
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    Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
    '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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    • #3
      at least a 75, maybe a 74

      63 Twin Supercharged Avanti
      64 Avanti R3w/NOS
      88LSC Avanti 350 Supercharged w/NOS

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      • #4
        quote:Originally posted by Karl

        at least a 75, maybe a 74

        63 Twin Supercharged Avanti
        64 Avanti R3w/NOS
        88LSC Avanti 350 Supercharged w/NOS
        Yeah, the 74s had them, too. One of Ralph Nader's better ideas.(!) Don't remember when they discontinued those -- when they went to the plastic bumpers in 83 - 84?

        Skip Lackie
        Washington DC
        Skip Lackie

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        • #5
          Probably for license plate lights....although the '63 used only one, why not install two. Under the bumper like that few people would notice. Either that or pay to have them filled and then a TON of money to have it replated. It's EASY to spend a $1000 to get one bumper plated and even then the work may not be the greatest as to quality. Is case no one else has noticed this is an EXPENSIVE hobby. Only hobbies more costly are gambling and chasing WILD women.. Course you don't SAY that these holes are UNDER the bumper......if they are not just ignore this rambling.

          wagone and the OLD R2 Avanti

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