Discussion in 'Repro Parts' started by midwestgs, Feb 4, 2017.
Are there new 70 bumpers being made?seen a ad on fb.Thank you
Likely "restored", I'm not aware anyone makes repros, but I guess it's possible?
I posted a link to one on Ebay with a tag reading "Made in China or Taiwan."
I got some new fibreglass bumpers...
There were only 2. And they were bought up
If they made 2 of them my guess is they made more than that and they can make more. I sure wish someone could find out where they were made and if they can get more.
I saw on fb that the parts place was where the guy was directed. They are made in Taiwan.
I believe Mike Goodman may have bought the one
Sean goodman did
The "R DOT" on the label is very interesting as that specific term is Federally mandated to be affixed to certain classes of automotive parts (manufactured after sometime in the 90's, I believe, per the statute) for replacement of OEM parts. The label suggests a formal manufacturing operation and sale in the US market.
BTW, new vehicles have little stickers that the original vehicle manufacturer places on a number of types of body parts which can be unbolted and then sold (think prevention of vehicle theft and resale of parts). These stickers have a code or part of the original vehicle's VIN so as to confirm to what car these parts originally came from. So, if you see an "R DOT" sticker on a part (on a car), you know that that part is not original to that car - that part is a replacement (the 'R' in R DOT ... as in Replacement - Dept. of Transportation). On many newer cars, you can see these very small decals in the jambs and greases of the parts (fenders, bumper covers, doors, etc.) and the stickers are supposed to be tamper-evident if disturbed.
YES, They are making repo 70 front bumpers. I saw what was suppose to be the "first" one. I was at a shop picking up my 70 rear bumper that I had rechromed and the guy helping me asked if I wanted to see it. I said sure. He brought it out. The story I was told was- "some company was having them repoed and sent the first finished product to one of their vendors, who sent it to a shop they did business with to let them fit it up and see how good/bad it fit. The shop did a trial fitting with it and then sent it to the chrome plating shop for them to "tweak" it so it fit correctly". To me it appeared "thin" if that's a word I can use to describe it. Thin chrome and just a thin over all appearance. However, that was my take on it. I have a pic or two of it I will try to round up and post. Mark
I spoke with the "ebay" guy who said there are fitment issues with the reproductions.
Any more news on these?
I'd imagine someone had a nice chunk of change into the tooling and it'll be modified to make it fit better and the we'll see these eventually. I just hope they get it right.
I remember that eBay auction and seeing th RDOT sticker and the bar code + sku # sticker. The sku # returned nothing in a search. It's a shame these deep pocket investors won't / don't put out feelers for nos parts for templates rather than "good used" parts that they have available. I figured that that one was a prototype.