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I have purchased a 1980 Avanti from California and had it hauled to me in Idaho.  It needs paint and seat covers. It has 49,000 actual miles.

  I have questions about the impact front bumper and what some call a cow pusher bar. I would like to remove these but don’t want the impact part of the bumper to the frame showing. I know if removed I will need to install an earlier grill which I have no problem doing.

My question is : I am wondering if there are any tips or instructions for removing this impact portion from the frame on the AOAI site for doing this?

thanks in advance.

 

  

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When Avanti Motors mounted the cowcatcher, they cut the front of the frame off, removing the radiator and front body mounts. You need to cut the frame mount off of the cowcatcher and bolt it back on the frame to provide these mounts.

Here's a post with my comments and pictures on removing the cowcatcher and cutting the mounts off it. 

 

 

You can repair the grill with 1/8" stainless steel wire as here. http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?108265-1974-Avanti-Grill-Improvement or Buy a new one from our vendors

Edited by Avanti83

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So would it be dangerous if i lets say delete the bumper and patch the cutouts with fiberglass and not put the mounts to the bumper back on the frame

 

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You'll still need to install the portion of the mount that provides body/radiator support.

 

Edited by Avanti83

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808BFD49-953B-4CE2-912E-7F82E7DADCA2.thumb.jpeg.e899821df62887e90e3049b8e327bca2.jpeg option is to unbolt the cow catcher and leave the bracket and mount some driving lights.  Pretty simple and doesn’t require and frame/bracket rework.

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