77 Front bumper frame horn brackets/braces?

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  1. JumpStart

    JumpStart Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Hey guys, quick question. So the previous owner took the whole front bumper assembly off. (he rigged up a fiberglass one) I'm trying to go back to oem. I got an original bumper and I just ordered the springs and the brace that connects to the frame horn brackets, but I still need the frame horn brackets and the two upper rod-style braces.

    I can't find any shock absorbing units, so I guess I'll run it without them, anything is better than a floppy piece of fiberglass.

    I did find a few frame horn brackets, but I am not sure which ones are correct.

    There is this style (cut-away bottom flange): https://www.ebay.com/i/272726970293?chn=ps

    And these with the large hole in the bottom flange:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1974-1977-Camaro-Front-Bumper-Outer-Support-Bracket-Passenger/142390968013
    https://www.ebay.com/i/270112010645?chn=ps

    This listing for the whole assembly (which I should have bought in hindsight) has the style with the large hole in the bottom flange: https://www.ebay.com/i/183039924956?chn=ps

    So hopefully you guys can help me figure out which ones I need. I can't find any rod-style braces either, so I guess I will have to fabricate those, or wait until they pop up.

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. JumpStart

    JumpStart Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Also if anyone knows about the vertical bumperettes for the front bumper, I see them in my 1974 assembly manual. I have a z28, is it supposed to have the bumperettes on the front? I see images of z28's that don't have them. I haven't seen any for sale. I have them on the back bumper... I suppose it isn't a big deal but would be a nice addition. I guess I would have to drill out the bumper I bought as this one doesn't appear to have had them.
     
  3. JumpStart

    JumpStart Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Nevermind, I went ahead and bought the $500 full bumper assembly. Now I will have an extra bumper and springs... just in case.
     
  4. JumpStart

    JumpStart Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I'd still like to know about the bumperettes for the front. If anyone knows which were supposed to have them or maybe a link to a chart? It would be much appreciated.
     
  5. cadillac_al

    cadillac_al Veteran Member

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    I was never a fan of the bunperettes. I'm pretty sure it was an option but I don't think it was standard equipment.
     
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  6. Jeep43

    Jeep43 Veteran Member

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    My 74 had the brackets with the big hole (for access to the core support bushings). The shock absorbing units are just guides, one hollow tube that slides in the other. I would imagine they would be important for bumper mounting.
     
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  7. CamaroNmotion

    CamaroNmotion Veteran Member

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    The bumper guards (front and rear) were an option for entire Camaro lineup. RPO V30 was the option code which included both front and rear guards.
     
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  8. JumpStart

    JumpStart Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Thanks guys, really appreciate it. The guides, frame horn brackets, and rod-style braces are hard to find. If anyone wants me to take pictures and measurements of those pieces when they come in (for making replicas), I can do that.

    I'll see about the bumper guards, I also still need to buy the rubber/plastic filler panels for the front bumper.
     
  9. JumpStart

    JumpStart Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Bumper stuff from the 74 build manual:


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