few years ago I got the idea from a co-worker to install bumper
covers from a newer car. Finding the right ones was a
difficult task, so I started rummaging through the discarded bumper
covers from a local body shop. I kept holding a different
cover up to the car until I found one that looked good on the
Since this car was totaled in an
accident several years ago, I will leave the details below and on
the Corona Restoration Page I'll describe the process I went through
to modify the bumpers, which I have done with the Corona as
well. In addition to the bumper covers, I also decided to
upgrade the rest of the car with a pair of doors from an '81 Supra
and the complete front sheet metal from a '79-80 Celica.
Everything fit, but not without modifications.
For more information about
modifying the bumpers, check out the Corona Restoration Section
Acura Legend Coupe - Not my first choice, but the first
attempt and the only one that would fit since.
Celica - I had to modify the front end a little since the hood
is a little longer.
Celica - The hood latch is about 2 inches further forward, so
I had to use the upper tie bar as well.
built - I couldn't find anything that would fit, so I decided
to fabricate one from scratch.
78-79 Celica - I liked the round headlamps and the way the
later hood created a "brow" effect.
Celica Supra - A perfect fit...just a little wiring and they
bolted right up....factory power windows!
Honda Accord - This went on much later than the front, but was
a perfect fit on the wheel wells.