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Front End Bra

Post by bcox » Fri Jun 03, 2005 1:28 am

Does anyone know where to get a bra for an 88 T. I have been looking for sometime with no luck. I do a lot of over the road driving and it has eaten up my frontend. Looks like a sandblaster got to it. Plan on painting this summer and I will need something to protect the front of my car. :-?

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Post by Dave G » Fri Jun 03, 2005 2:36 am

I have one back home in NY. I am going to be back there in a few weeks. Let me know if you want it and we can talk about it then. Its brand new BTW

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Post by T » Fri Jun 03, 2005 2:54 am

Bras usually cause more damage then they stop. Dirt and dust gets under the bra and rubs the paint right off. IMO they look terrible too. I have one I got with my 88, it will probably never go on.

3M has a new product that is clear and is supposed to prevent damage to the front end, I'm considering trying that.
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Post by HagensborgViking » Fri Jun 03, 2005 5:51 am

I bought one from Lordco back when I was using the car for road sales. It was made by Wolfe and was fit specifically for the TType. The only thing I hated about it was that it was a one piece, so it had to come off every time you wanted to open the hood.

I can send you a picture if you want (email) and I also have the part number on the invoice (in my filing cabinet somewhere) if you care.

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Post by bcox » Fri Jun 03, 2005 1:16 pm

If tou could send me a pic that would be cool, also the part # and where you got it. Never heard of Lordco! 8-)

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Post by bcox » Fri Jun 03, 2005 10:58 pm

Hey Dave check your PM's to see if you got my message. Don't know if it sent! If not Contact me when you get back to the island.

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Post by T » Sat Jun 04, 2005 12:18 am

BTW, mine is a Le Bra, which seems fitting for a Lesabre. :P

You have to take it off to open the hood. :-?
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Post by viper_cole » Sat Jun 04, 2005 2:43 am

i've wanting one as well but again with the paint issues like fading and color changes you'd never be able to take it off. I would like to try that clear one that your talking about T from 3M let me know how it works for ya?
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Post by HagensborgViking » Tue Jun 07, 2005 5:12 am

bcox wrote:If tou could send me a pic that would be cool, also the part # and where you got it. Never heard of Lordco! 8-)

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Heh, I tend to forget where I'm from. Lordco is only in British Columbia. It dominates the parts market here with over 85 stores. Most of everything else has been run out of the industry.

www.lordco.com


I can't post my pictures, as I'm a bit too stupid. (otherwise I'd have shown my ttype project progress as per my owners profile by now)

I will say that if you can find a dealer for "WOLFE" bras, then the part number you want is " 480-11035"

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Post by calenatar » Tue Jun 07, 2005 5:27 am

ok i may not have a t anymore but my caprice came with one on it....its long gone now. not only does it royally screw your paint it ALSO holds and traps water and moisture under it which we know does very bad things to a t. i will get pictures of the paint on my car if you guys want to see a visual of what the things do to your paint
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Post by Mistascott » Mon Jun 20, 2005 5:51 am

My 350lb sister has one that might fit just fine. :D


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Post by HagensborgViking » Tue Jun 21, 2005 6:16 am

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I don't think it looked all that bad, but it was a pain to take on and off. The hardest part of using a bra is that you MUST take it off if you wash the car, or if it rains. There's little incentive to do that all the bloody time.
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Post by Donny Lowrida » Tue Jun 21, 2005 6:53 am

Interesting picture...

I'm not sure what to make of it. I like it in the way of "Yeah, it works, and looks okay with the blackouts, but I'm not sure of the overall appearance of it. I guess it takes some getting use to. Afterall, it's not like you see these cars everyday and with a bra.

I'll have to think about this one...

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Post by Mistascott » Tue Jun 21, 2005 7:00 am

It blocks the radiator from air flow. :D So I don't use one.
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Post by HagensborgViking » Tue Jun 21, 2005 4:05 pm

Mistascott wrote:It blocks the radiator from air flow. :D So I don't use one.
There's actually zero restriction to the grille, so no, it wouldn't. (it's just bug screen material)

I don't use one either, though... Not for about two years. Doesn't look quite right. Not on these cars anyways.

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