twentiethmaine20 wrote:When you get yours done, maybe having it powder-coated black may be a good route to go...? I have a Bill Lambing narrow-push bar - love it - but I'm thinking that, as a mini winter project, I may take mine to get powder-coated gloss black to keep the black finish looking in tip top great shape (if it can withstand the heat of powder-coating/I'm not sure 100%).
When I painted mine, I ended up using a Rustoleum hard-enamel gloss black. It still looks really good, but I tend to notice the small nuances just from driving (small pebbles, bugs, etc.). That's why I wonder if having it powder-coated would be a good idea for the added durability. Has anyone else gone this route, just out of curiosity?
twentiethmaine20 wrote:(if it can withstand the heat of powder-coating/I'm not sure 100%).
MaximRecoil wrote:twentiethmaine20 wrote:(if it can withstand the heat of powder-coating/I'm not sure 100%).
Aluminum is the most common metal used for making cookware (commercial cookware is almost always aluminum) because it is such a good conductor of heat, so yeah, it can take the heat of an oven.
By the way, would it be possible for you to make a pencil rubbing of one of the side plates on your push bumper? Just tape a few pieces of paper together to make the pencil rubbing, then untape them and scan each paper in at 300 DPI. If I had the scans I could vectorize them, and then anyone could send the vector file to any CNC machinist (or print it out as a template for cutting them out themselves manually), they could plug it into their CNC waterjet or laser machine and cut a couple of plates out of any material they want.
it would be good to do it for both bars, i, and many other prefer the wide pushbar as it looks more 'correct', like it fits the car better and enhances the 'muscle car' look .
efiste2 wrote:I was 100% a fan of the narrow push bar for many years, I especially like the tags at the bottom, but upon learning that those tags really should have been welded to the frame, and actual GL's only had the narrow push bars welded to the front bumper, I think the bigger push bar is the better one, I do agree however that it does look ungainly and a little to big. but as Tommy Sarmento tells us on the brilliant interview on YOUTUBE, the narrow one was a pain and kept battering the 69 grille I piece etc etc, he says the wider one attached to the frame rails was very strong and could take a real beating. saying all that though i think the classic GENERAL LEE front look is with that narrow push bar.
kikgas01 wrote:They used several types of small ones. Nice screen grab.
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