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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 8th, 19, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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Repop bumpers?

Dug out the rear bumper tonight. I knew it had issues and i am looking at a straightening and a chrome plate. The repops are too cheap. are they any good? Good ones? Bad ones? All the same? If i didnt have to straighten it i would most likely just spring for a replate. I am gonna try to straighten it though.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 8th, 19, 07:27 PM
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Re: Repop bumpers?

If used the repops many times with no real problems. Even on my Protour cars I sold for over $100k

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Re: Repop bumpers?

Any specific vendor?

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I used OER from classic industries. Fit was good.

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Yes it also works good for me.
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 9th, 19, 05:05 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Repop bumpers?

I have had real mixed experience with OER stuff. I wont knowingly order anything with their name on it from any outfit without a summit style return policy. OER is my stop of last resort.

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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 9th, 19, 05:46 AM
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Re: Repop bumpers?

NPD or Ground Up are fine and one is 10 years old and still looks new.
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Re: Repop bumpers?

I had to bend my reproduction rear bumper to get it straight. The chrome finish in nowhere near as pretty as my re-chromed front bumper. The rear one looks ok now.

My rear bumper was sold by Dynacorn. It was for a 1969 Firebird. I might be comparing apples to oranges since your car is a Camaro.

You are not the only one who had bad experiences with OER products. I am another victim.

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OER can be hit or miss. My bumpers are fine though.

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Re: Repop bumpers?

It's interesting to read the comments about OER and I agree with all of them. Since I have been collecting parts for the last six months I have ordered heavily from Classic Industries and Summit. I am on the west coast and these two typically have the best shipping rates and selection (Summit's is $0 if over $99) so I have sort of defaulted to them.

Because of this I have received many OER branded parts and found them to be all over the board on fit, finish and quality. The chrome on my rear bumper is marginal but the dash pad is perfect. Small parts tend to be pretty decent but my front window regulators needed to be tweaked to fit correctly while the quarter regulators were right on the money.

I am not sure how to avoid this situation other than to participate in forums of this kind and be as selective as possible.

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Re: Repop bumpers?

I got a rear one for a 67 and noticed that the metal was thinner and the cross section was also thinner as the factory bumper guards didn't fit the curve.

I think you get what you pay for though.
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 9th, 19, 01:01 PM
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I bought a repop rear for my 69 from NPD like 20 years ago. Its still on there and looks good to me. I would like to think they are making them better now then they did 20 years ago....

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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 12th, 19, 12:43 PM
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Those repo bumpers are just ok. They weigh about 5lbs less then a stock piece and the chrome is never as good as a rechromed original
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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 18th, 19, 07:17 PM
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Re: Repop bumpers?

I have some, said made in Taiwan on the box. I also have two factory bumpers I put on in 1982. The Chinese bumpers fit just as well as the factory ones but the chrome job is a little wavy. I would have rechromed the factory set but I could buy four set of the others for the price.

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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 19, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Repop bumpers?

I got a bumper. Its a OER Premiere 153185B. The chrome is very good. The fit seems real good. I think that when you consider that fitting a repop bumper up against a repop fitted out body carries a little risk the fit i have might be outstanding. Out of 8 body holes 1 bolt misses by a 16th and I need an 8th inch shim at 1 location so i think im pretty well off. This bumper isnt for the restorer, at least not one doing an early 67, since the center mount is permanently attached. That is not original to my car. I wound up with this bumper after asking the same question i did at the beginning of this post to MCB.

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