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racer038
Member
posted March 13, 2003 09:41 AM
Plastic noses for Street stocks. Anyone sell the Regal or Cutlass noses, or do you just use the Monte?


RebelYell 10
Member
posted March 13, 2003 09:53 AM
Performance Bodies has them.
www.performancebodies.com


Flanndad
Member
posted March 13, 2003 12:42 PM
I bought the Cutlass nose piece, looks great but it was alot wider (about 14" at the bottom, the top was the right size) than my car and on the Cutlass nose piece if you cut it in the middle, you lose some of the OLSMOBILE letter.
Measure your outside fender to fender measurement.
make sure you check the width of anything you order.
I think the Regal and Monte Carlo noses are a lot more user friendly.


racer17j
Member
posted March 13, 2003 03:36 PM
i have heard that those olds noses and the 99 monte noses are about the worste to get to fit a metric car myself i like the newer grand prix noses


o5racer
Member
posted March 16, 2003 11:12 PM
Will some one PLEASE tell me why you can get late model noses in 7 colors but the SUPER popular monte noses only come in white and black? You cant tell me there is no demand for them.


racer17j
Member
posted March 16, 2003 11:39 PM
i kinda wondered that myself probably because it's made to match the bodies they make not to many late model guys paint panels like us stock car guys kinda hard to match evey shade of ever color that we all use. you can put those noses on the stock cars tho we did it a few years ago had to narrow it about 4 inches but it looked alright when we got done


odb93
Member
posted March 17, 2003 12:31 PM
nope they are the late 80's early 90's the monte ss and camaro are the only older style noses they make the rest are all the newer styles


odb93
Member
posted March 17, 2003 03:27 PM
junk yards there realy wasn't anything to them to make anybody want to make an after market one. we have to run the stock nose or nothing at all so i take my pics for the year and toss it. those 80's iroc z noses they make look pretty good on a regal or cutlas


Hutch5375
Member
posted March 26, 2003 07:55 PM
Will the new Monte noses fit an 82 Monte without some creative mounting? I have a Malibu front clip on my 82 Monte right now and am looking for a new snout, need the weight savings....


zoomy#74
Member
posted March 26, 2003 09:37 PM
Most of the new aftermarket noses are 5-6 inches wider than the front end width of the metric fenders. The 89 Buick Regal nose that performance bodies sells is only 1 inch wider than the stock fenders. This is the nose that I went with and I didn't have to do much trimming to fit and look real good. The new monte, grand prix, etc. noses will take a lot of trimming to look right.


bobaluuu
Member
posted March 26, 2003 10:43 PM
quote:
Originally posted by zoomy#74:
Most of the new aftermarket noses are 5-6 inches wider than the front end width of the metric fenders. The 89 Buick Regal nose that performance bodies sells is only 1 inch wider than the stock fenders. This is the nose that I went with and I didn't have to do much trimming to fit and look real good. The new monte, grand prix, etc. noses will take a lot of trimming to look right.

Thats for sure. We just finished ours tonite and it took about an hour just to get it attached and straight. We still have to get something like a top header to rivet it to because the late model ones droop by design in the center. We trimmed 5 inches out of the center and had to cut and fold the top corners to the square malibu fenders. Looks kinda funky though. 4 door malibu top and trunk design, long long doors and late model nose.


istock59
Member
posted March 27, 2003 12:55 PM
Gotta agree with Zoomy74, the mid-90's Regal nose is by far the easiest to fit onto the 80's metrics. See attached pic of my 85 Regal with one on it.


logger226
Member
posted March 28, 2003 06:07 PM
odb93
I run the Iroq Camaro nose piece on my Regal and it doesn't look half bad. I think it looks better than the Monte Carlo nose pieces.


zoomy#74
Member
posted March 31, 2003 06:29 PM
istock59, the monte carlo nose I was refering to is the NEW (1999 to present) not the nose for the 84 monte. The 84 monty nose is at 62" for the metric cars. The newer noses are at least 65" and would have to be narrowed a lot to fit. To me a narrowed nose does not look right. I have seen a lot of them on mini-stocks and they look weird.


sixwillwin
Member
posted March 31, 2003 09:01 PM
I just put a '99 Monte Nose on a Regal body. It does not fits as nice or easy as the others I have used, mainly early monte and late 80's Regal. But it does look nice and sleek. The bumper tubing was a b*tch to bend up, took about 6 or 8 bends to get it right. I'll post a pic soon.


longracing25
Member
posted April 03, 2003 12:35 AM
Hey , i got a question about painting the plastic noses. I know they have the "nose primer" they sale..(for the flex).. but do you guys just spray on regular paint? I remember something out there to add to paint, for plastic STOCK bumper painting, so it wouldn't flake off on twist. thanks!


odb93
Member
posted April 03, 2003 07:50 AM
I just have to ask one question... I see alot of guys running the 80's monte nose and tail but I don't understand why they mount them the way they do. I see alot of guys just popping it over the outside of the fender edges and riveting it in. However the noses are made to go on the inside of the fenders. Is there a reason for that or is it just because you guys don't like stripping out the fenders?


o5racer
Member
posted April 04, 2003 08:12 PM
I have always mounted mine on the outside. Mainly because im lazy and its easier. That and I have never run a monte. Im partial to the cutlass. Nice flat fenders and quarters with minimal body lines to try to straighten.


Hutch5375
Member
posted April 06, 2003 12:05 AM
I just put a Monte nose on my car this weekend. The fenders had to be trimmed, I have an Malibu front clip, I also had to chop a few inches off of the front of hood too. It wasn't too tough but still took a little persuasion.


longracing25
Member
posted April 07, 2003 06:45 AM
Soooooooo......how do you guys paint the plastic bumpers? Do you use the "special primer" and then regular paint...or do you add something to the paint for the flex?


RC Racing
Member
posted April 07, 2003 12:32 PM
Ovalrocket34, hopefully I explain this so it makes sense ... nose goes outside the fenders 'cuz easier and helps minimize trapping dirt. In other words, when you have 2 overlapping pieces, you want the piece that's closer to the front of the car to overlap, or on top of the piece that is closer to the rear of the car: doesn't create a lip that would trap mud. Make sense, I hope?

Longracing25, try "grip flex", a paint available from sign supply warehouses. Supposedley a vinyl paint and will "melt" into the plastic and stick.

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