I got all situated with my cheater bar and bottle of penetrating oil, and was ready for the task of removing the nasty old rear bumper on my 66 when I discovered, much to my chagrin, that it was welded onto the bottom of the frame rails.
No worries, I dusted off my oxyacetylene torch and cut the sucker off.
Then I mounted up the contour bumper.
I think it's a noticeable improvement. Next is to repaint the FORD letters on the tailgate and then try to rub some life back in the old Sahara Beige paint.
Here's a before and after set of photos.
- 66 F100 Styleside Shortbed, 240, Survivor Original Paint, 65K miles.
- 54 Ford Mainline Tudor (finishing up a frame-off restoration with a 302/AOD)
1966 F-100 4x4 with 390 GT engine
1990 Areostar 2wd XLT ext
1980 Bronco with 460 Gone but not to far!!
1976 F250 4X4 Custom with 429
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I called my local Safelite Auto Glass and they told me it would be $250 to replace the seal, (using their seal) It would be $375 if they replaced the glass they would also not guarantee they would not break the glass getting it out and back in. I have decided to wait until I can replace the glass also. Mine is not broken, but it is pitted.
I install Glass for a living and safelite is a Ripoff. Their glass is poor quality as is their installers. The gaskets are not Safelite fortunately. My cost for the 66 gaskets are less than 50.00. My 66 CS was installed by safelite before I owned it and it leaks and the Glass is de-laminating. Just my 2 cents worth. If you are careful you can do it yourself and save a ton of money. If you have any rock chips in the windshield don't bother re using it as it will probably crack out.
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