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    I was re-arrangeing Rosie's pretty parts in the basement to make room for some new parts arriving today, and noticed when I stacked her bumpers that the front and rear are the same, just a different mounting bracket and bumperettes bolted on. Is that normal or did a PO replace the back bumper with a front?

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    Originally posted by rjohnston79 View Post
    I was re-arrangeing Rosie's pretty parts in the basement to make room for some new parts arriving today, and noticed when I stacked her bumpers that the front and rear are the same, just a different mounting bracket and bumperettes bolted on. Is that normal or did a PO replace the back bumper with a front?
    depends on the year. Some years they were in fact identical other than the extra holes for the license plate lights. I know that I needed a rear bumper for my '62 and ended up drilling holes in a decent used front bumper rather than purchasing another bumper.

    nate
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    • #3
      Since the '62-'66's all had License plate mounting holes front and rear, both have the holes, used for the bracket on the rear and the actual plate on the front. '62-'63 Daytonas and Cruisers had the holes on the corners for the corner guards.

      The '59-'61's do not have holes for the License Plate Bracket, on the rear bumper.
      StudeRich
      Second Generation Stude Driver,
      Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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      • #4
        64-66 are different by design also.
        Candbstudebakers
        Castro Valley,
        California


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        • #5
          On the 62's and 63's, the front bumpers are different from the back, because of the grill.....Not sure about the 61s, they "may" also be different from the back

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          • #6
            My front bumper has a "dip" in the middle to clear the large grill. The back bumper has the same recess for no apparent reason (maybe to clear the gas cap - but wider LOL). Anyway, I just took a look at my 1/24th diecast, and it has the same "front" bumper on both ends too. Also I found some pictures in my "archives" that confirm it - the rear bodywork even forms to match the grill cut out in the bumper. (picture credit does not belong to me)
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