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  • Repo bumpers

    hey guys now that ive been driving my stude for awhile ive found a few more things i want/need

    well the stock rear bumper on my 50 champ is really ugly, the pass side end is pulled away from the body about a half inch and its full of scrapes and nicks

    does any of the stude companies out there offer repo bumpers

    i think it might be cheaper to buy a new pretty bumper rather than
    taking mine down to the local chrome shop and trying to get them to straighten and rechrome it to where it would be satisfactory

  • #2
    No repros that I've ever heard of.

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    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe
    1957 President 2-dr
    1955 President State
    1951 Champion Biz cpe
    1963 Daytona project FS
    No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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    • #3
      Actually, rechroming isn't that expensive. But keep in mind that most production rechroming is done on the cheap side. If this is a daily driver, it should be 'good enough'. If this is an extremely nice truck, explain what you expect (extremely nice) and be prepared to pay a little more.

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      Tom - Sterling Heights, MI

      Ancient Chinese Proverb: "Injection is nice, but I'd rather be blown!"

      1964 Studebaker Daytona - Laguna Blue, Original 4-Spd. Car, Power Steering, Disc Brakes, Bucket Seats, Tinted Glass, Climatizer Ventilation System, AM Radio (136,989 Miles)
      Tom - Bradenton, FL

      1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
      1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

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      • #4
        I just had several bumpers done by a place in LA that specializes in such. One Lark bumper was bent into an honest L-shape. Straightening and chroming it cost $130 bucks. I thought that was pretty good.
        I had the front and rear of a 53 coupe done by the same place along with the 2 bumper guards for the front and the license plate guard at the rear. Front bumper was tweaked a bit at one end and yet it cost me $420 for everything, redone and pretty.

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        1957 Transtar 1/2ton
        1960 Larkvertible V8
        1958 Provincial wagon
        1953 Commander coupe
        1957 President 2-dr
        1955 President State
        1951 Champion Biz cpe
        1963 Daytona project FS
        No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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        • #5
          Here in the middle of Illinois,it would cost about $150-$250 to rechrome that bumper.But,cost will also depend on what you take them to work with.It may be cheaper for you to buy a good straight rechromeable 'core' as in junkyard,swapmeet,ebay,etc.. The only way to know is take it to the chrome shop,and let them have a look.
          As far as getting a good 'core' ask the guys on this forum 'what other years will fit' then you can hunt a broader bank of parts.It would be my bet that some 'Stude swapmeet person has 2 or 3 laying around,to sell cheap!!!

          Home of the Almostahawk
          Oglesby,Il.

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          • #6
            I have had 3 or 4 sets of bumpers straightend and replated here in St.Louis, at approx $200.00 each, that did not include bumper guards which are $35.00 to $40.00 a piece. The 1st bumpers I had replated I didn't have the bumper guards replated because I had a set of NOS, but they looked terrible next to the newly replated bumpers, they had nowhere near as much shine as the replated bumpers, so I went without the bumper guards, I didn't want to pay the additional $140.00 to $160.00 for the bumper guards

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            60 Lark
            51 Champion
            Phil

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            60 Lark
            56 Power Hawk
            Phil Hendrickson
            Arnold, Missouri

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            • #7
              Phil,

              If you're talking about your Lark, I think they look better without those clunky guards anyway! Besides, in truth, they really don't buy you much "guarding"[}]

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              1957 Transtar 1/2ton
              1960 Larkvertible V8
              1958 Provincial wagon
              1953 Commander coupe
              1957 President 2-dr
              1955 President State
              1951 Champion Biz cpe
              1963 Daytona project FS
              No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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              • #8
                No that was on a previuos '63 Lark, the guards on my current '60 Lark, I had replated after I put them on the car I decided I didn't like them, but when I took them off they had left scratches on the bumper, so I put them back on, sortof by default to hide the scratches, I agree with you they won't really do any guarding and the car looks much cleaner without the guards.

                Studebaker Fever
                60 Lark
                51 Champion
                Phil

                Studebaker Fever
                60 Lark
                56 Power Hawk
                Phil Hendrickson
                Arnold, Missouri

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                • #9
                  I don't have bumper guards on my '64 Lark because I'm hoping that someone will rear end me and ruin the car. That way I can take the nice engine, flight-o-matic and Dana 44 and put them in my C-cab project.

                  Yee-haw

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                  • #10
                    Well, that's certainly different logic. [:0][V]

                    What year is the C-cab? Most of them would have a 44 rear in them anyway, whether 6 or V8. Besides, the car's 44 isn't a bolt-in swap for the truck. [}]

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                    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                    1960 Larkvertible V8
                    1958 Provincial wagon
                    1953 Commander coupe
                    1957 President 2-dr
                    1955 President State
                    1951 Champion Biz cpe
                    1963 Daytona project FS
                    No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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