: Do All 93-96 Fleetwoods have bumper guards?



lacmang
05-30-05, 08:08 PM
I was wondering because looking at the back of mine I was thinking it might look better w/ out them but I like the front ones, and if it was an option then I'll just leave the back ones too.

HotRodSaint
05-30-05, 11:34 PM
I was wondering because looking at the back of mine I was thinking it might look better w/ out them...

All of them came with bumper guards. But not all of them have them. ;)

If you remove them, you will need to find something to cover the holes that will be left.


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lacmang
05-31-05, 08:29 PM
All of them came with bumper guards. But not all of them have them. ;)

If you remove them, you will need to find something to cover the holes that will be left.



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Yeah, I tried to find the post where you took yours off, but I couldn't find it. Do you have any pics of the just the back with em off, If I take em off I'm gonna re-chrome my bumper. I like the front ones but looking at the back one I was thinking it might look better without em.

caddycruiser
05-31-05, 09:33 PM
My '93 has fronts only and no rears since the last owner had a continental kit on the car and never put the guards back on back there, so it had 4 holes when we bought it.

Using a bolt, a nut, and license plate chrome caps, we plugged the little holes and have a MUCH cleaner, nicer looking back bumper. I like the look even more after seeing so many that still have the guards on the back, but I can't find any pictures on my computer....I'll snap some tomorrow and post. :cool:

HotRodSaint
05-31-05, 09:48 PM
Do you have any pics of the just the back with em off...

This is the only picture I have of the rear.

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carguy16
05-31-05, 10:09 PM
Why would you want to take them off for!? They are going to save your ass in an accident, or at least help it out. My bumper is in great condition, some chips in the finish, but its reusable.

JAKE91
06-01-05, 08:25 AM
Why would you want to take them off for!? They are going to save your ass in an accident, or at least help it out. My bumper is in great condition, some chips in the finish, but its reusable.

IF YOU GET CREAMED FROM THE REAR, EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS. :drinker :crying2: :crying:

HotRodSaint
06-01-05, 10:06 AM
Why would you want to take them off for!?

Because the bumper looks cleaner without them.

And if I recall correctly they are plastic, so they will do very little to help you in an accident.

HotRodSaint
06-01-05, 10:06 AM
IF YOU GET CREAMED FROM THE REAR, EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS.

And my 'spikes' will make sure that they other car has to replace their bumper cover. :devil:

JAKE91
06-01-05, 10:50 AM
Because the bumper looks cleaner without them.

And if I recall correctly they are plastic, so they will do very little to help you in an accident.

MAYBE ON YOUR '96 THEY ARE PLASTIC, ON MY '93 THEY ARE SOLID CAST IRON BUMPERETTES!(FRONT AND REAR) :banghead:

:drinker

carguy16
06-01-05, 04:47 PM
Yeh, look:

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=9988

Im pretty sure they did something to help during the impact.

MAYBE ON YOUR '96 THEY ARE PLASTIC, ON MY '93 THEY ARE SOLID CAST IRON BUMPERETTES!(FRONT AND REAR) :banghead:

:drinker

lacmang
06-01-05, 08:56 PM
Why would you want to take them off for!? They are going to save your ass in an accident, or at least help it out. My bumper is in great condition, some chips in the finish, but its reusable.

Well looking at it I'm just thinking it'll look better without em. I really don't think they'll make that big of a difference in an accident. I'm even thinking of taking the front ones off too now. I really want to set mine apart from other Fleetwoods and improve its looks at the same time.

codewize
06-02-05, 08:38 PM
Yup solid steel on my 93 also. Plastic,,, Dude this is a full size Cadillac were talking about.


MAYBE ON YOUR '96 THEY ARE PLASTIC, ON MY '93 THEY ARE SOLID CAST IRON BUMPERETTES!(FRONT AND REAR) :banghead:

:drinker

HotRodSaint
06-03-05, 09:37 AM
Plastic,,, Dude this is a full size Cadillac were talking about.

It's a fullsized GM, badged as a Cadillac.

How many other 'premium' manufacturers would have used plastic for their fender trim? And especially the cheap, let's all watch the chrome peel in the sun, variety!

HotRodSaint
06-03-05, 09:41 AM
]Im pretty sure they did something to help during the impact.

It's hard to tell from the picture, but it looks like they might have deflected the hit, and caused more damage to the grille and hood.

Night Wolf
06-03-05, 11:15 PM
Well looking at it I'm just thinking it'll look better without em. I really don't think they'll make that big of a difference in an accident. I'm even thinking of taking the front ones off too now. I really want to set mine apart from other Fleetwoods and improve its looks at the same time.

Yeah... set it apart from the other Fleetwoods.... but make it just like all the other cars out there....

I persoanlly love the bumperettes on the Caddys... gosh, they make the car, and I could never think about removing mine....

HotRodSaint
06-04-05, 09:09 AM
Yeah... set it apart from the other Fleetwoods.... but make it just like all the other cars out there....

Just how many other car's out there have chrome bumpers? :hmm:

Night Wolf
06-04-05, 02:24 PM
Just how many other car's out there have chrome bumpers? :hmm:

Today? no cars...

but the Fleetwood isn;t a new car... it is now 10 years old...

How many cars have a simple "bumper" and thats it?

Hell, my '89 Oldsmobile has chrome bumpers

Just my opinion though, I think the bumperettes give the car a baddas look, while still retaining the luxury... kinda like mini push guards on a truck....

that is 1 reason why I like the '92-'97 Seville more (in that aspect) then the '98-'04 Seville.... it still had bumperettes (though they were black)

lacmang
06-04-05, 05:47 PM
I think I'll keep the front ones but, the back would be improved by taking them off.

Night Wolf
06-04-05, 10:13 PM
I think I'll keep the front ones but, the back would be improved by taking them off.

I agree, defintily keep the fornt!

I can't say much for the back, my cars don't have them... I know the after market rear guards on the 80's broughams were horrible....