1970 Buick Rear Bumper Emblem Review

Discussion in 'Repro Parts' started by Paul Stewart, Nov 18, 2017.

  1. Paul Stewart

    Paul Stewart Well-Known Member

    I received it today and it’s very nice. Purchased through Jegs for $169.00 and free shipping. The angle isn’t as good as OEM, you need to pull it in with the fasteners. However, the installed fit and finish are wonderful. A great buy!
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2017
  2. mainebuick

    mainebuick Well-Known Member

    how about a picture!
     
  3. Paul Stewart

    Paul Stewart Well-Known Member

    Will do tomorrow!
     
  4. Paul Stewart

    Paul Stewart Well-Known Member

    Here you go!
     

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  5. Hawken

    Hawken Hawken

    That does look nice. I have a question I have wondered about for some time related to the rear 'BUICK' plate on the '70 bumpers. I have seen a few bumpers with no emblem at all and no holes for emblems. Was this 'BUICK' emblem part of a certain trim level and above (i.e., not included on a base model Skylark)?
     
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  6. Brad Conley

    Brad Conley Super Moderator Staff Member

    You are correct. The plate came in all but the most base trim version.
     
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  7. Paul Stewart

    Paul Stewart Well-Known Member

    Learn something new every day....
     
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  8. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    Who reproduces these for Jegs?
     
  9. Paul Stewart

    Paul Stewart Well-Known Member

    Drop shipped out of CA, so I assume OPGI?
     
  10. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    Looks like a nice piece.
     
  11. wovenweb

    wovenweb Gold Level Contributor

    Ahh, this explains why the bumper on my Custom convertible doesn't have any holes for an emblem. It isn't original to the car...
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2017
  12. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    I like plain stuff,with no holes or extra do-dads. I’ll have to get up in my loft,and check my spare bumper that I removed from a 70 post coupe. That car was pretty basic.
     
  13. 1967 Big Buick

    1967 Big Buick One day at a time.

    Thats one sweet bumper
     
  14. Matt Knutson

    Matt Knutson Well-Known Member

    Would you post the part number that Jegs uses? I couldn't find it on their site.

    Thanks, Matt
     
  15. Paul Stewart

    Paul Stewart Well-Known Member

    #759-S240195

    It's the OPGI part and will drop ship directly from them in California...........
     
  16. Matt Knutson

    Matt Knutson Well-Known Member

    Thanks !! Is that your review?
     
  17. Paul Stewart

    Paul Stewart Well-Known Member

  18. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    Year One had those reproduced. How that happened is a long and somewhat sordid story. Some years back all that you could find were used in poor condition and NOS. NOS emblems for 70 bumpers were hundreds of dollars. Another Board member and I sent a specimen to China to investigate having it reproduced. I had already approached Year One about doing this but the person in charge of reproductions declined to have these reproduced. In order to make this work, the two of us needed to commission a large number for production. Accordingly, once we decided to have these reproduced, we needed to sell some wholesale through a big player like Year One who at the time was the biggest. (This was before OPGI and The Parts Place came onto the Buick parts scene.) Consequently, I called Year One back to see if they would at least commit to buy a large quantity from us for resale. I reached the same person who immediately became irate stating they were going to put us out of business, that they were the big player in the parts field, etc. Based on my calls Year One then reversed course and decided to have the very same emblem reproduced. We then had to halt our plans at the last minute. Now the truth is we were not really trying to get into the Buick parts business to compete with anyone. We were just trying to fill a glaring need for this part in the Buick world. The experience did leave me with a distaste for Year One from whom, until that point, I had purchased many parts. As a result I made it a personal point to avoid buying Year One parts for life. I have kept that promise to myself.
     
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  19. Paul Stewart

    Paul Stewart Well-Known Member

    I avoid Year One like the plague as well...................
     
  20. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    One correction: I think I did buy a couple of reproduced 70 bumper emblems. YO's shipping and "handling" charges are enough to keep me away independent of this experience.
     

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