1970 Chevelle Aftermarket Bumper Not Fitting
I have a 1970 Chevelle that the previous owner installed a 1971 bumper on.
I went and bought a brand new 1970 Chevelle bumper, along with 1970 brackets.
I first installed the brackets to the bumper and fully tightened them.
I then installed the bumper to the back of the car, loosely installing the 4 bolts that are located in the trunk, and the lower bracket bolts. I then aligned the bumper left to right - when centered, the bumper sticks out about 1 inch from each side of the car.. which I believe the bumper should be somewhat flush with the side of the car..
Then, the bumper will not allow the trunk to close after I fully tighten the bumper to the car. The trunk hits the top of the bumper. The gap left/right of the trunk is about .25-.5", as it goes to the center of the car (where the trunk is) the gap gets smaller and smaller (which is why it hits the trunk lid)
Also, the two mounts that attach behind the license plate are off by about 1" to bolt up to the holes in the body.. If I want these holes to line up - then the bumper will stick out 2" on the drivers side and passenger side will be flush.
Is there something I am supposed to do before bolting it up? NOTHING is lining up with this bumper!! The vehicle does not look like it has been in a wreck, and the previous bumper that was installed fit perfectly fine