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Offline Aracer

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1970-72 Barracuda front bumper brace
« on: December 08, 2019 - 01:04:30 AM »

 Is there a part seller with this bumper brace new? (part # brace 3-68-12) Or what should it be made from? I'm trying this question again since I have some grill work to perform and the bumper is going to be removed. The link is a body manual photo. http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=99073.0;attach=169656;image

Thanks people, Ken




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Re: 1970-72 Barracuda front bumper brace
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2019 - 12:27:53 PM »
I don't think I have ever seen that brace on original cars; I seriously doubt it is remade in the after market.
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Re: 1970-72 Barracuda front bumper brace
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2019 - 03:58:30 PM »

thanks, I have replaced the 1974 bumper with a 72 slotted one. The brace on it was bent and somewhat repaired by a body shop, so tightening the bumper caused marks to appear through the then, replaced one. I used to attach a tow bar, it was so sturdy.  I saw a manual diagram on this forum for the 72's / bumperets that had a support for them. I though I'd try again, maybe angle iron forged by a welder to fit, is an idea.                                                                                   Another question I will post is, who sells the ashtray spring, a flat piece bent to work with little teflon stops? ,Ken

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Re: 1970-72 Barracuda front bumper brace
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2019 - 05:02:16 PM »
You could certainly develop reinforcing parts for the bumper, any decent fabricator should be able to.

As to the spring, I do not believe anyone sells just that part, I think you will need the entire assembly.
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Re: 1970-72 Barracuda front bumper brace
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2019 - 01:06:20 AM »
So, I have no ashtray to bump my knuckles on while moving to park with a Mr. Gasket cable dual pattern.

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Re: 1970-72 Barracuda front bumper brace
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2019 - 11:06:53 AM »
Just get a new ash tray assembly.
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Re: 1970-72 Barracuda front bumper brace
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2019 - 09:31:00 PM »
https://www.mcmaster.com/springs
They may have a spring that will work
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