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4/7/14 8:14pm - Original Message: 'Shark Front Protection'
KDADDY79
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Dutchess County, NY - USA

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This Spring I hope to get the front nose portion of my '79 repainted.

When it's done I'd like to keep it looking good for a good long while. 

I have seen those doo-hickey thingamagigs before that mount to the front license plate screws and jut out forward to protect the front of our Sharks.

Does anyone know what you call these things and where they can be ordered?

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4/7/14 9:54pm - Reply: 'Re: Shark Front Protection'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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They're called "Dagmars", Kevin......



LOL  LOL  LOL  Sorry...you walked right into that one....

But seriously, I know what you are talking about, but, like you, the dang thing has slipped my mind at the moment....Wacko

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4/8/14 2:51am - Reply: 'Re: Shark Front Protection'
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Lemon Grove, CA - USA

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1982 C3 Collectors Edition 44000 miles, sat in the sun most of it's life, My wife purchased it for me for fathers day in 2007 from her girl friend that had it for 19 years. It is on the road again. I'm retired but it is now my daily driver.

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I saw them in a Zip Catalog.  I will try and find it tomorrow.  It is past midnight and I will be turning into a pumpkin shortly.  Or one of those mice as I'm the wrong gender for Cinderella.

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4/8/14 11:51am - Reply: 'Re: Shark Front Protection'
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I know ed zachary what you are looking for...I've seen them....the are kinda triangular shaped, rubber coated steel, and bolt on using the top two license plate screws....they stick out from the front of the car quite a bit. If fact...I think I may even have one in my storage building that I took off of either a '77, or '80 car.....don't remember. If I have time(and the memory), I'll stop by this evening and see if it's there. Wink
 I have not been able to find one at the more common vendor sites....Unhappy

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4/12/14 6:09pm - Reply: 'Re: Shark Front Protection'
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Thank you much for your replies! Thumbs Up

I'm hoping if we keep hammerin' away we'll find the answer.

Now don't go gettin' yerselves lost out in the storage building or worse yet, turn in to a pumpkin or a mouse!!!

Kevin


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4/19/14 10:35pm - Reply: 'Re: Shark Front Protection'
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Dutchess County, NY - USA

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I took a look in the Zip online catalogue and I struck out.

Anybody?


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4/23/14 6:20am - Reply: 'Re: Shark Front Protection'
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Pittsburgh, PA - USA

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1979 L-82, 3 spd auto, car was originally Lt. Beige currently painted Sportsman Red, Doeskin leather interior, 103,000 miles......

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  Is this what you're after?



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4/23/14 4:56am - Reply: 'Re: Shark Front Protection'
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goldens bridge, NY - USA

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BumpShok XL on Amazon ,give this a look Big Al

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4/23/14 6:21am - Reply: 'Re: Shark Front Protection'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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That's what I've got in the storage building....




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4/24/14 2:58am - Reply: 'Re: Shark Front Protection'
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Lemon Grove, CA - USA

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1982 C3 Collectors Edition 44000 miles, sat in the sun most of it's life, My wife purchased it for me for fathers day in 2007 from her girl friend that had it for 19 years. It is on the road again. I'm retired but it is now my daily driver.

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I will check some of my old documents I marked them down as something I think I would buy when I first got my C3.  If I can find that document it will have all of the information on them.

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4/24/14 6:54am - Reply: 'Re: Shark Front Protection'
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Equinunk, PA - USA

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1972 conv, 4-speed, 350, 200hp, numbers match, rally wheels, war bonnett yellow w/white top. good condition, nice driver.

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 That piece goes BEHIND the bumper cover and keeps the form of the cover from collapsing when impacted.

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4/24/14 11:51am - Reply: 'Re: Shark Front Protection'
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manchestershark said:  That piece goes BEHIND the bumper cover and keeps the form of the cover from collapsing when impacted.


You are correct, Sir! But there IS a different part that is just like the top part...the angled, pointy part of the above, but it bolts on to the upper license plate holes, and it sticks out quite a bit farther than the front point of the bumper cover, to protect the cover if ya happen to accidentally bump into yer garage wall, or another car. I've seen them in the past, but danged if I can find one anywhere on the 'net....maybe they weren't all that good, so no-one carries them anymore....who knows? Unhappy


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4/24/14 4:31pm - Reply: 'Re: Shark Front Protection'
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Bumpshox.com has several deferent types for all cars. Give it a look Big al

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4/25/14 11:54pm - Reply: 'Re: Shark Front Protection'
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Lemon Grove, CA - USA

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1982 C3 Collectors Edition 44000 miles, sat in the sun most of it's life, My wife purchased it for me for fathers day in 2007 from her girl friend that had it for 19 years. It is on the road again. I'm retired but it is now my daily driver.

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Interesting but I'm not sure any of these bumper guards from BumpShox will fix on a C3.  I did find my list of items I wanted for my corvette as I fixed her up.  

They were from Eckler and were called Front guards they also had shims so you could adjust how far out they came.
Part Number for the guards 26780  cost around $39.00
Part Number for the shims 26821  cost around  $ 8.00


That is the good news.  Bad news I could not find them on their website nor in any of their catalogs.  Looks like they went the way of the dinosaurs.

Sorry about that.  I think they could be made easily enough using wood and painting it black all you need to do is to make a nice wedge with screw holes to bolt on to the license plate that extends past the nose of your car.  





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4/28/14 7:27pm - Reply: 'Re: Shark Front Protection'
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Thank you all for giving this your time! (I've been healthy and working again so my time here has been limited.)

The larger item is not what I had in mind, although I may consider one if I completely strike out on the smaller one that fastens only to the front upper license plate screws.

I'm gonne give Ecklers a call and see what they come up with. 

I also may screw around and try making one up meself.

Thanks again for your help on this!

Kevin


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4/28/14 8:29pm - Reply: 'Re: Shark Front Protection'
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Lemon Grove, CA - USA

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1982 C3 Collectors Edition 44000 miles, sat in the sun most of it's life, My wife purchased it for me for fathers day in 2007 from her girl friend that had it for 19 years. It is on the road again. I'm retired but it is now my daily driver.

Joined: 10/17/2007
Posts: 2007
Let me know how it turns out.  If they have more than one set I will purchase it also.  If not I will make a set from wood most likely.  Paint them Black or something.  I have issues in the past with pulling to close.  I would much rather hit bumpers than the nose.

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