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Old 03-27-2013, 01:40:07 PM   #1
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Teaser....70-72 rear bumper cushions

Okay, I've been working on re-creating the rear bumper end cushions for the 1970-72 Camaros...and just got the first pieces off the mold. I haven't even had time to take photos...and I can see already a few tweaks that will be needed, but for a first shot, dang they look good.

I'll post some photos tonight and also do some trial fitting on some rear bumpers I have laying around.

Sorry for the teaser, but just had to toss it out there.....stay tuned for more details.....
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:08:03 PM   #2
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I will take 2 sets Steve when you have them ready.
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:47:19 PM   #3
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....couldn't wait...here's two images of the right-hand cushion.

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Old 03-27-2013, 06:18:05 PM   #4
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count me in for a set too.
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:30:23 PM   #5
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I agree Steve, first impression is they don't look to bad but I'm sure having them in your hand you can probably notice some things.

Count me in for 2 sets when they're available....
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:49:41 PM   #6
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Those look nice! I need a set, my effing body guy lost mine when I took the car back down for him to fix overspray. He did me a "favor" and repainted the bumpers for me. I held onto those originals for 2 years, in a ziploc, took him a minute to lose them.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:23:51 PM   #7
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Those look terrific! Count me in for 2 sets when they are available!
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:14:39 PM   #8
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Nice! One set please!
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I'm in for at least one set!
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:00:53 PM   #10
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Put me down for two sets
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:05:53 AM   #11
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Steve, excellent work sir! I would be in for a few sets. Mike
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:23:42 AM   #13
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Thanks for all of the positive feedback. As you can see from the photos, this is not a "maybe" effort...those are real molded parts. So even though the mold needs a few tweaks, I should have parts available in a couple of months.

I was able to look more closely at the first run units last night and also test fit them to an original '71 rear bumper...photos below. The fit and appearance is really nice and I am pleased overall. I also visually compared them to some original cushions and took some side-by-side photos...again, the shape and appearance is very much true to the OEM parts....considering my OEM parts are in pretty bad condition. Unfortunately, the two OEM parts I sent are still at the mold-maker, so I did not have nicer OEM parts for the side-by-side comparison.

Take a look for yourself.

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The OEM part is on the left and the lip was cut away by persons unknown before I obtained the part.
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The bottom part is the OEM piece. The apparent difference in the shape of the upper right portion of the cushion is due to the OEM part having been distorted from having been installed for decades. The "nice" pair of cushions I sent to the mold-maker did not show these distortions and the new reproduction part (top) is more true to how the part should appear.
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:42:55 AM   #14
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Add me to the list. Nice work.
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:53:23 AM   #15
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You are using old parts for the mold? Did I read that right? I applaud your effort and I want some of them, but you couldn't find some original GM parts for this effort? Once again, no rocks at ya, just asking!
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