1968 and 1969 N25 BUMPERS??? WHAAAAAAAAT???

Discussion in 'Parts for sale' started by wheelz, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. wheelz

    wheelz 'B' is for Buick.

    Please allow me to introduce something NEW AND EXCITING for our Stepchild Nation Brothers and Sisters...
    1968 & 1969 Buick GS and/or Skylark,
    NON factory optioned N25 BUMPERS!!

    Perhaps a DREAM COME TRUE for some 68-69 GS owners and, well over a two year plan of mine, has now come to fruition!
    For the sake of not afflicting total boredom to most of you, I will not go into a lot of details here, but I will post the detailed story on THE BENCH if you want to hear about it...

    It began when I purchased 1- 68 and 1- 69 rear bumper from the desert southwest and shipped them here. (Thank You Carhex!) I laid out a ruff idea for holes to be cut for the N25 tips.
    Then,I tackled the hand manufacturing of N25 stainless tips to match all the curves & bends of the 68-69 rear bumper.
    Good Golly, this was 'extremely challenging' and a pretty serious risk to say the least and I often considered giving up but, I refused.
    I cut out multiple cardboard templates. Changed the design at least hundred times. . I formed prototype steel templates and for whatever reason, those steel templates once formed and spot welded, never quite matched up to the bumper angles and curves so the fit and the angle was often incorrect. I returned to the 'drawing board' more than a few times. aaarrrgh.
    (71-72 N25's were relatively simple because they were already a factory option so we had something to modify a design to..., however, as far as I knew, 68 or 69 N25 bumpers have never been attempted so there was no information/pix/images to reference....)

    As I struggled over the challenges in design, I eventually felt I was close enuf to move into producing actual stainless tips. So I sent both bumpers to Rusty Davenport, (Thank You Rusty!) whom worked with me for almost 4 months on hand- forming and punching holes thru the extra nice RUST FREE 68-69 rear bumper cores. When he and I were finally content with the layout and final forming of the N25 cavities, Rusty then sent the bumpers off to Tri CIty Plating...
    As the bumpers were going thru plating transformation process, I hand manufactured 2 sets of 2-1/2 inch and 1 set of 3 inch polished Stainless Steel N25 tips, specifically for these bumpers.

    All my efforts came together two weeks ago as I received the bumpers from Tri City Plating and performed a final polishing to my tips for that awesome almost chrome look you all have come to know.... These bumpers are nuttin short of AWESOME and they have a lifetime guarantee!!! The Stainless N25 tips appear to be chrome, they fit & match the bumper curves and angles perfectly!!!

    Take a moment to look at the bumpers and exhaust tip cavities & design, imagine all hard work invested in manufacturing the N25 tips to match the curves/angles, all the expenses incurred with purchasing, shipping, Rustys time and labor, more shipping, replating and more shipping... manufacturing N25 tips.... on & on & on. Ya. This has been one of those WAY OVER BUDGET investments for sure.

    As you can see in the pix here, and once one of these bumpers is in your hands, you will certainly agree, THESE CUSTOM BUMPERS ARE NOTHING SHORT OF SPECTACULAR! NO EXCUSES~ PERFECTION AT ITS FINEST.
    Think About This too. . . you could SOON own ONE OF NONE ever produced, 1968 or 1969 GS or Lark NON FACTORY OPTIONED N25 BUMPERS!!!!

    oOOooo aAAhhhh!

    I am pleased to offer these GORGEOUS SHOW ~ 1 POINT OFF CONCOURSE QUALITY 1968 N25 BUMPER or 1969 N25 BUMPER with your choice of 2-1/2' or 3" tips...(NOTE: at this point I ONLY made TWO sets 2-1/2" and ONE set 3" N25 Tips...)
    BUY ONE TODAY at $1799.95 each heavily and securely wrapped & well packaged with full insurance coverage ~ Fedex SHIPPED to any lower 48!!!

    (not included are lenses, housings, wiring harness or mounting brackets)

    ...at this time,, "NO RETURN BUMPER CORE NEEDED "...

    So, I am hoping several of you will be rushing to Get-In-Line right away, so I can recoup my investment.
    Please reply here first, then PM me your intentions.

    PayPal prefered...
    Shipping to a COMMERCIAL ADDRESS Highly suggested due to Fedex insurance policys.

    I have worked it out with Mr Chip Carrier (Thank You Chip!)at TRI CITY PLATING ~ and the LIFETIME GUARANTEE on the Chrome plating will indeed be transferred to the new buyer!!! L I F E T I M E W A R R A N T Y!!!

    So who wants to be FIRST???

    Wheelz, Tampa Bay

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  2. clutchracer

    clutchracer Well-Known Member

    Awesome work wheelz! I think you did an amazing job! Looks spectacular!
  3. 71GS455N25

    71GS455N25 Silver Level contributor

    Awesome job Wheelz! You know what a N-25 option fan I am and although I do not own a 68-69, I love the new design! I can't wait to see it on your car! Keep us updated!
  4. wheelz

    wheelz 'B' is for Buick.

    Jimbo... I dont own a 68 or 69. These are FOR SALE!!! :pray:

    Wheelz, Tampa Bay
  5. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

    I have a 67 but I have to take a minute to compliment you on this project! I hope you sell a few sets, thanks on behalf of the step child nation.

  6. wheelz

    wheelz 'B' is for Buick.

    Dave, Jimbo, Tom, THANK YOU for the compliments! They did turn out Gorgeous!! Believe you me, I admit at every moment of tribulation I went thru, I had doubt I should continue. I moved ahead anyway and now that all the hard work is done, I just hope and pray someone out there will be as excited about these as I am... :pray:

    Time will tell!

    Wheelz, Tampa Bay
  7. TurboV6

    TurboV6 Platinum Level Contributor

    Very nice Dennis :TU:

    I would be willing to allow you to have one on my car for advertising benefits. It's a win win for you, you get the free advertising plus endorsements and your able to write the expense off of your taxes this year . :beer

    This really is an awesome bumper you have created, and will make any 68 or 69 look better.
  8. mygs462

    mygs462 Well-Known Member

    I think that looks better than on the 70-72 bumpers
  9. jalopi42

    jalopi42 Don't Wait

    I know what these model year bumpers are going for and yours looks exceptional, over the hurdle mark ??? :beers2:
  10. Ken Mild

    Ken Mild King of 18 Year Resto's

    I am thoroughly impressed!
  11. wheelz

    wheelz 'B' is for Buick.

    Hey Ken!
    The 69 N25 would CERTAINLY earn you the title of THE ONLY 69 GS IN NORTH AMERICA...no, IN THE WORLD with a non Factory optioned N25 BUMPER!!!!

    My wife and I will be head'n up to USCG Station in South Portland to visit our Son & his Fiance.. .we could sneak one of these on board the plane and bring it to ya!?
    Just say'n! hehehe!

    We have plans to hook up with Bryan and Phylis Woodworth while we are there as well!

    Wheelz, Tampa Bay
  12. Racerx88

    Racerx88 Platinum Level Contributor

    I must say I have to agree with mygs462, that's a beautiful setup. Well done wheelz!
  13. Rich Skylark

    Rich Skylark Gold Level Contributor

    Wow ! That must have been many hrs of fabricating and tweaking. You nailed it !!
  14. dl7265

    dl7265 No car then Mopar

    Nice photography. If I win the lotto I'll order a set up !

  15. 69buickgs400

    69buickgs400 1969 buick gs400

    I always wondered how it would look. I love it. Not in the budget unfortunately. Great work. Time to play the lottery.
  16. Buickone

    Buickone Founders Club Member

    VERY nice Dennis! Makes me want a 69!
    (You should give your marketing mgr a bonus)
  17. wheelz

    wheelz 'B' is for Buick.

    Jerry... I AM the Marketing Manager... :TU: The Conceptual initiator. The Designer. The Prototype Builder. The Production Manager. The Procurement Manager. The Logistics Manager. The Chief Financial Officer. The Secretary. The Set Designer and Photographer....and unfortunately the only person in this entire Corporate staff of one, who loses sleep worrying about how to keep food on the employee table. :rolleyes: :Dou: :Smarty: :pray:

    Wheelz, wearing ALL THE HATS in Tampa Bay
  18. Ken Mild

    Ken Mild King of 18 Year Resto's

    I'm listening. PM me a price. I can only say no. I also have a core.
  19. Chi-Town67

    Chi-Town67 Gold Level Contributor

    Looks "factory". Great job Dennis! LMK when you start makin' em for 67's. :laugh:
  20. Buickone

    Buickone Founders Club Member

    Well then ALL YA'LL did a GREAT job!!
    (I keep gandering at them, they look awesome)

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