Fiberglass Front Bumper Cover

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  1. tjmugg

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    I was going to buy a fiberglass bumper for my 57 chevy.. One reason was weight savings and the other was my bumper was hit and twisted beyond what I could untwist.
    The freight charge was truck freight and that added another $175 to the price and there was a 3 week minimum wait time.

    I built my own by laying painters tape on my twisted bumper and then resin and glass and more resing and more glass mat.
    Finished with a thin coat of bondo.
    I also grafted aluminum pieces into the back for mounting it.. think about mounting it .. It should have mounts glassed in.

    My bumper weighed 5 pounds with the brackets when I was done.
    I see no reason not to go fiberglass.

    I do not know what makes theirs flexible in the above link though.
    Cracks can suck in fiberglass.
    But fixable if you mess with glass.
    I have been making fiberglass parts for my cars and boats for 30 years though.
    Not scared.
     
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    Thanks for the input. I have been advised to try and repair the original. It has to come off but will be the best fit going back on. I am going to pull it and send it to an experienced body guy.
     

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