Guys, I know that mounting a front fiberglass bumper can be done several ways, but I found a simple way to mount mine, so I figured I would post it to give others some ideas.
First I had a friend that is good with fiberglass cut about 1.5 inches out of both sides of a Harwood bumper and blend it back smooth.
Then I spray can primered it and sanded it with a Scotchbright pad, then cleaned it with thinner.
I chose a can of color match paint form Advance in a color that I felt would bring the least attention to the fact that I have a glass bumper. It is a silver with a bronze tint, but the photos make it look gray. The color match paint cans have a nice fan nozzel, and I have a handle attachment that makes painting much easier.
Next I fitted the bumper so that the sides covered the gap at the fenders and I fabbed some .090 aluminum mounts by clamping the mount between the work bench and a piece of wood and bending the angles in. Notice that I did not tuck the bumper too far, again, I didnt want too much attention on the effort to lighten the car.
I used the factory holes in the frame horns and the center hole in the radiator support (I dont like making new holes unless I have to). Then I drilled the mounts and the bumper and mounted the bumper using button head bolts, small washers, and lock nuts.
Now for the top, I was stumped for a bit, but I finally decided to just use some course body screws that have a nice big washer attached under the head. They come in a small package at Advance. I simply drilled a pilot hole through the bumper and into the bottom of the header panel/grille in five locations and screwed the top of the bumper to the bottom of the header panel/grille.
It worked out well, the bumper is very secure, and this can be done with the simplest of tools.
After doing this, I have a new set of Ice Man brackets that I never used.....
Special thanks to Allen at Kolors Custom Paint in Elm City N.C. for the buddy deal on the fiberglass work!
Here are some pics......