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Bumper Help

Discussion in 'Circle Tracks' started by CrewCheif75, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. CrewCheif75

    CrewCheif75 New Member

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    Hey i am wondering what would be a good front bumper to run on the ford escort I want to get an aftermarket bumper cover like the late models have, what one would be the best
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    What year/gen?
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    CrewCheif75 New Member

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    Its 1 1995 ford escort lx 2 door
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    the best way i found to run a front bumper on these cars is to shove the frame rails full if flatbar steel then weld it up on the ends and then drill holes in your frame rails and spray some of the spray foam they use for houses and then i make a front bumper out of steel tubing to wrap around the front end also put a tube between the horns where your bumper bolts up and put a gt cover over it all i have had some pretty good licks and never bent my frame rails. one time i had a guy get turned around in front of me and i hit him at 70 plus right in the driver front it totaled his car and mover his motor and tranny 2 feet but didnt even put a dent in mine i was sore for about 2weeks..lol
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    gearhead4444 New Member

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    could you please explain how to do this alittle better? after reading this i went out to my gt and pulled the bumper off to do this and dont fully understand what you mean by fill the frame rails with flatbar steel. i understand it, but i looked in there and about 12 or so inches in it curves so i dont understand how to fill it solid and there are also little bumps and tabs inside the frame tube so you cant get the steel all the way out to the frame metal. there will be an air space between the 2 pieces. also i dont get how you attach the steel you put inside the frame to the original frame, because i thought about drilling the frame and plug welding it but theres a problem because of the air gap i mentioned earlier. lastly i dont get what you do with the expanding foam for?

    I would really appreciate the help because, like everyone racing, it really worries me thinking about possibly smashing into someone (or something) going about 70 and push the radiator into the firewall after all the hard work put into the car. thanks
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    dirttrackracer25 New Member

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    yes plug weld it or drill holes in the steel and the rails then bolt it through the rail in like 3 places i did that and plug welded, and the foam is for after the bend incase it does get moved it wont kink cause of the foam has the rails filled so it will bend back and be fixable i put the foam anywhere i can on the rail front and rear

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