Author Topic: '55 Rear Bumper ends  (Read 235 times)

Offline njones68

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'55 Rear Bumper ends
« on: June 14, 2017, 07:31:31 PM »
Searching for the dreaded '54/'55 rear bumper ends, all that's needed to complete my restoration project. There is a fellow  (Alex ) in Dallas Georgia that is selling reproductions, finished to show quality for $1400 a pair, anyone have any experience with this product? The car is a class 1 show car so they need to be quality. E-bay address is sellingcrazed81 for the items.

Any feedback would be appreciated.

Nigel Jones, Canada

Offline Art Gardner CLC 23021

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Re: '55 Rear Bumper ends
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2017, 08:17:59 AM »
I haven't seen the repros from the guy in Dallas, GA (and I live pretty close by in Marietta, GA). Maybe he could meet me halfway and I could look at them for you and give you my recommendation.  As you may know, I have had many 54 and 55 models (and am in the process of buying what I hope will be my last one, a 55 FW).

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Offline Jeff Rose CLC #28373

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Re: '55 Rear Bumper ends
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2017, 09:54:54 AM »
Good luck. I am looking for a set too but that is down the road. I am up for a set of used ends but I guess they don't exist. They appear to be either junk or perfect.
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Offline marty55cdv

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Re: '55 Rear Bumper ends
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2017, 04:03:36 PM »
  I bought a set from Alex a couple of months ago, I haven't put them on yet, as I am doing a motor overhaul, they look good to me for the money, but as far as fit and how long they look as they do now,  I can't help there.   
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Offline Roger Zimmermann

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Re: '55 Rear Bumper ends
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2017, 02:08:13 AM »
Many years ago, somebody reproduced those bumper ends with aluminum. I remember I bought a pair for a '55 owner, but I lost the name from the supplier. Are the new ones still made with aluminum or with steel?
From time to time I am getting an inquiry for those bumper ends; it's better to have a positive answer than "I don't know"!
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Offline marty55cdv

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Re: '55 Rear Bumper ends
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2017, 08:55:25 AM »
Many years ago, somebody reproduced those bumper ends with aluminum. I remember I bought a pair for a '55 owner, but I lost the name from the supplier. Are the new ones still made with aluminum or with steel?
From time to time I am getting an inquiry for those bumper ends; it's better to have a positive answer than "I don't know"!
      Roger the ones I have are from steel and appear to be close to the same thickness, as the originals. 
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55 CDV http://bit.ly/1G933IY
1958 Extended Deck http://bit.ly/1NPYhGC
1959 Fleetwood  http://bit.ly/1OFsrOE
63 Fleetwood http://bit.ly/1iSz17J
1964 Eldorado http://bit.ly/1Wm17GA
1988 EBC http://bit.ly/1iSACKz

Offline njones68

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Re: '55 Rear Bumper ends
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2017, 11:32:21 AM »
Thx all for the feedback very helpfull, I' currently chasing down here locally but if they don't work out will order from Alex.

Nigel