Rear Bumper swap, anyone???

Discussion in '"Pay It Forward"' started by BlueSky, Oct 8, 2003.

  1. BlueSky

    BlueSky Gold Level Contributor

    O.K. Lets try this-- I have a '71 sky/GS back bumper complete with brackets, a good core, something hooked the bottom and gave it a small dent but its not rusty or anything.... has cracked taillight lenses--- My question is, would anyone be willing to trade me a '70 rear bumper for it??? I have 3 '70 cars, but only 2 '70 rear bumpers:puzzled: I like having a spare around, but I wish it was the right year...... Any '71 guys in the same boat??????

    BTW mine does not have the bumper guard option....
  2. ricknmel67

    ricknmel67 Well-Known Member

    Well....I can't really help you directly, but maybe we can get a 3 way swap going or something.....

    Our Yellow 71 has a 72 back bumper on it. If you can find someone with a 70 back bumper that needs a 72...... I'll take your 71, you can have the 70, and I'll give the 3rd guy my 72.

    It could happen! :gt: :laugh:
  3. BlueSky

    BlueSky Gold Level Contributor

    If that's what it takes to make this work, I'm all for it... :grin: You upped my chance of success by 50%...... Thanks Rick. Hope we can make this work for someone else....

    gotta be somebody out there...... :confused:
  4. Matt Knutson

    Matt Knutson Well-Known Member


    I'll send you a '70 core for the cost of shipping if if send the '71 to Rick for the same.

  5. BlueSky

    BlueSky Gold Level Contributor

    OK, now we're talkin'..... sorry about the delay guys, just got home from a little road trip---but not in a Buick....:boring:

    So you've got a '70 core Matt... does it have any rust holes or other issues?? are the brackets included? how bout the lic. plate bracket? Any pics?

    Rick, do you want pics from me? brackets and broken taillights are included...not sure about the lic. plt braket yet.....
  6. Matt Knutson

    Matt Knutson Well-Known Member

    The bumper I'm offering is in need of a replate and some typical straightening. There are no holes or bends that have kinks. There are no brackets - the bumper is bare.

  7. BlueSky

    BlueSky Gold Level Contributor

    Rick, you've got mail, Matt, you have a PM.........
  8. ricknmel67

    ricknmel67 Well-Known Member

    Dan, I replied to your email

    Matt..... do you need my 72 bumper?
  9. BlueSky

    BlueSky Gold Level Contributor

    I replied guys.... Thanks for your time....
  10. PackerBacker

    PackerBacker Blake's Dad

    I've got a spare set of 70 rear bumper brackets here if they are needed by anyone.

  11. 68 LeSabre 4dr

    68 LeSabre 4dr Well-Known Member

    Rick whats up with the 72 bumper ?? Real nice shape or a core ? Looking for bumpers I don't need to rechrome for the 72 .
    :Brow: :rolleyes: :TU:
  12. ricknmel67

    ricknmel67 Well-Known Member

    Mel's 71 "clone" has a 72 rear bumper on it. It looks fine (by my standards) on the car. I don't think there's any rust, and it only has one tiny "ding" just to the left of the driver's tail light. I never even noticed it until I looked more closely at the bumper last night after recieveing Dan's email. It's not a show bumper, but it's definately a great "driver" bumper.

    I posted in this thread only because I thought it might make 3 people happy if we get a 3-way swap thang going on.
    Although, I am happy with the 72 bumper even though it's not correct.

    If we could swap for "little-to-no" cost, and make a few others happy, I would be more than willing to do it. But if it's going to cost me a rechrome and some tailights, I'd rather just stick with what we have and spend what little money I have elsewhere.

    After an email from Dan, it sounds like his 71 bumper is in worse condition that the 72 we are currently using. I'd hate to take a step backwards if you know what I mean.
    So for now it looks like I'm out of this one.
  13. 68 LeSabre 4dr

    68 LeSabre 4dr Well-Known Member

    Rick thanx for the heads up !! Take Care ..
    :laugh: :TU:

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