Repop Parts Review 0004 - Urethane Front Bumper (1978-1981)

Discussion in 'Body Restoration' started by CDesperado, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. daddio4048

    daddio4048 Veteran Member

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    Started mine & finding it to fit pretty good with no major issues;just hood alignment so far.

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    Has anyone else order this bumper cover? I'm thinking of pulling the trigger & buying it.
     
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    Great Thread,and Write up.
    my 1980 is falling apart.
    every time I look at it more of it is breaking off.
    only 2 spots left to hold the upper grill on,and most of the spots that hold it under the grill are gone.
     
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    Great post guys.

    I have been searching for New Dawn Enterprises , can anyone tell me where they are located and contact details?
     
  5. CDesperado

    CDesperado Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Just curious, but is there something specific you are looking for? They don't sell directly to the public - or at least, they didnt back when I created this thread.
     
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    Hello all. This a great thread. Unfortunately some one backed into mine and put a good tear in the cover. Weighing repair vs replace and fiberglass vs urethane if replacing.

    Just wondering if anyone has replaced their urethane front bumper cover with a fiberglass one and how it went?

    https://americansportscar.com/product/chevy-camaro-bumper-1978-1981-front-flex/

    I am leaning to the OEM style because I'm sure I will need to persuade it here and there. Thanks for reading and have a great holiday and 2020!!
     

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  7. GoldenOne7710

    GoldenOne7710 Equal Opportunity Offender Lifetime Gold Member

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    If you have a body man in close proximity that knows how to correctly repair your original, I would let them have a go at it. These aftermarket urethane covers will work fine with some tweaking, but still won't fit as good as the original.

    I have one I ordered from Jegs...it was dropped shipped from OER. The fitment is right on par with CDesperato's and others experiences.
     
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    Thanks Andy, I have heard that from several other people. It may be the best option seeing that this is all original and has never been apart.
     
  9. CDesperado

    CDesperado Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I wouldn't use a fiberglass one, but that's just me. These covers will need to flex a little bit when you install. Fiberglass just isn't very flexible.

    I've had no issues with my repop and am glad I bought it.
     

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