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Username Post: One piece bumper        (Topic#349577)
bonnie 
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02-09-18 02:24 PM - Post#2723894    

I just ordered a one piece front bumper for my 1954 Chevy BelAir 2drht. I asked the sales person if it would match up to my original bumper brackets for mounting. I was told it would .WRONG! The holes in the bumper were not even close. Where are you 1954 Chevy guys buying your one piece bumpers?
I can always find help on this site.
Thanks





 

Keith_Knox 
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02-09-18 09:26 PM - Post#2723918    
    In response to bonnie

Where did you get the bumper, so others can avoid that vendor.

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hpva 
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02-10-18 08:15 AM - Post#2723939    
    In response to bonnie

Your best bet is to use your original bumper.If you don`t have one try to find a good used one and get it re chromed.

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rrausch 
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02-10-18 12:39 PM - Post#2723964    
    In response to hpva

Ditto what Keith Knox posted. Where did you get it. And did you complain?

I have bought parts that didn't fit and then I complained... long story cut short the vendor realized his re-pops had been made using wrong measurements. I was refunded the money promptly.

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Shepherd 
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02-10-18 02:42 PM - Post#2723973    
    In response to rrausch

I got 2 1 piece bumpers on E pay, that fit perfectly, out of town now and don't remember the source.



 
bonnie 
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02-10-18 04:58 PM - Post#2723980    
    In response to Keith_Knox

The bumper came from Ecklers and the printing on the box was Golden States Classic Auto Parts,so I assume Ecklers got it from them.
Had the holes in the bumper been in the correct locations I would have kept it.



 
rrausch 
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02-10-18 08:34 PM - Post#2724001    
    In response to bonnie

Ecklers shouldn't have given you any problem returning them, HOWEVER, it's very possible you have the wrong bumper brackets mounted, or that they've been bent. Bumper brackets bent inward from impact are very common. I've straightened them before by going to an underground parking garage with a log chain, wrapping the chain around a concrete pillar with the other end wrapped around the offending bumper bracket and "bouncing" the vehicle back until the bracket is straight.

1953 210 Convertible, 261 with dual Carter YF 966S carbs, P.S., Remote Bendix P.B. Booster... shade-tree restoration about done.




 
postalcop 
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02-12-18 06:11 PM - Post#2724190    
    In response to rrausch

  • rrausch Said:
Ecklers shouldn't have given you any problem returning them, HOWEVER, it's very possible you have the wrong bumper brackets mounted, or that they've been bent. Bumper brackets bent inward from impact are very common. I've straightened them before by going to an underground parking garage with a log chain, wrapping the chain around a concrete pillar with the other end wrapped around the offending bumper bracket and "bouncing" the vehicle back until the bracket is straight.




Hmmm parking garage is pretty empty. This would be a good time to straighten some bumper brackets.
LOL. That's awesome.

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rrausch 
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02-12-18 10:48 PM - Post#2724218    
    In response to postalcop

It works very well if you can just "bounce" the car backwards a bit, several times, then get out and check it to see if it needs more bouncing.

1953 210 Convertible, 261 with dual Carter YF 966S carbs, P.S., Remote Bendix P.B. Booster... shade-tree restoration about done.




 
one4dad 
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02-13-18 08:36 AM - Post#2724245    
    In response to rrausch

I straightened the bumpers on a pinto one time with a chain tied to my basketball goal post, worked great

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rrausch 
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02-13-18 10:47 AM - Post#2724260    
    In response to one4dad

I thought about using a tree, but if you mess with the bark most of the way around the tree you can kill it. Then too bouncing a car back several times might bring down a limb on your car.

1953 210 Convertible, 261 with dual Carter YF 966S carbs, P.S., Remote Bendix P.B. Booster... shade-tree restoration about done.




 
falotz2 
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02-13-18 11:54 AM - Post#2724266    
    In response to postalcop

I plan on getting both brackets and bumpers from them....I hope they bolt up now!



 

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