1979 Camaro Bumpers

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  1. 1979-Z-28

    1979-Z-28 New Member

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    I have found replacement front bumper covers for my 1979 Z28. Has anyone seen any repo rear bumper covers? Mine is has cracks all over..
     
  2. 3SLO5

    3SLO5 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    no urathane made just a harwood fiberglass one.
     
  3. 78LT383

    78LT383 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I need a front one, none of those available either. I feel your pain, brother.

    The only alternative seems to be "good" used at the moment.
     
  4. 1979-Z-28

    1979-Z-28 New Member

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    Glass is an option for me. This is for race only and the urathane front bumper is just floppling in the wind since i removed the front rebar. Still having a problem on finding a fiberglass front cover for a 79. Any suggestions?
     
  5. MR. FBDY

    MR. FBDY Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I have a few rear bumpers if you need one. I also have 1 good front one for sale also.

    $75 for a rear one
    $175 for front one.
     
  6. procharged 79

    procharged 79 Veteran Member

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    I've got a fiberglass rear bumper on my 79. I'm not sure who made it, it was on the car when I bought it and now I'm in the process of repainting it. I'll take a look tonight to see if there is a lable on the back side. It's a pretty decent piece as far as fiberglass goes. I had a fiberglass nose piece from VFN,,,,total POS. I went back with the original,,,,,way, way better.

    I did notice that Glasstek makes a one piece fiberglass front end for these cars. I've seen them installed on cars and they are beautiful. They don't advertise a seperate nose piece, but it might be possible to get one from them. I'd call them and see, but if Glasstek can't make you one, I'd recommned going back with the stock cover and add some internal braces to keep it from flopping in the wind.
     
  7. zekefreak

    zekefreak Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Are the cracks in the urethane or just in the paint? Mine had some paint cracks and I stripped and sanded them down and repainted. Came out great.
     
  8. 1979-Z-28

    1979-Z-28 New Member

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    Yes the cracks are deep in the urethane. I started sanding hoping it was just in the paint, but it has some major cracks deep in the cover itself. Still looking for fiberglass bumpers if anyone knows who to contact let me know..
     
  9. procharged 79

    procharged 79 Veteran Member

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    My rear bumper is a VFN too. It had just a small wave in it and I worked it out with a smige of body filler. As for the front bumper, it was going to take entirely too much effort to get it right.
     
  10. 1979-Z-28

    1979-Z-28 New Member

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    Looks like i will have to go with back with urethane, no body offers a glass one(front). MR FBDY i have sent you a PM
     

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