bumpers off ... here we go! - Impala Tech
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bumpers off ... here we go!

Posted 08-27-2010 at 10:08 AM by medisalle

I finally cashed in some stock, and decided that winter's comin - and I can't stand to look at this 'thing' (as she's been down-graded to being called, instead of her pet name) any more.

The brown primer has to go! So I'm makin' the last few 'tweaks' to the body work, and checkin' all the stuff I've done over the past 9 months, then off to the paint shop she goes!

One nice surprise: I've been putting off and flip-flopping on whether or not to remove the bumpers when it's painted - only because it's usually such a huge pain in the rump to un-bolt 45-year old nuts that have been getting splashed and corroded underneath the car for decades.

SHOCK! Apparently, the former owner(s) in the past 10 years or so had removed the bumpers before - (the front bumper still had a sticker on it, suggesting it'd been replaced or re-chromed) and the nuts/bolts weren't bad at all. They came off like a hot knife going through butter! WAY happy about that! Not to mention saving myself lots of skinned knuckles.

Now, all I've gotta do is take 2 more door handles off, and Azure Aqua here we come!

Pics to follow ~ M.
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