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shelbymann1970

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Front Bumper
« on: February 11, 2024, 05:08:27 AM »
Difference between an original and repo are some dimples it has been said. Can anyone provide detailed pics to the areas on an original bumper that are different than a repo bumper? Thanks.
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Re: Front Bumper
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2024, 09:01:44 AM »
Look for a raised hump  all along the top  flat area of bumper and the way the 2 brackets are welded on area. Repo is flat across the top. Also an original will be pitted on backside after all these years as i dont think anybody has driven a 69 shelby much in the snow and ice and salt since the repo bumper came out ya think?

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Re: Front Bumper
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2024, 09:43:33 AM »
Look for a raised hump  all along the top  flat area of bumper and the way the 2 brackets are welded on area. Repo is flat across the top. Also an original will be pitted on backside after all these years as i dont think anybody has driven a 69 shelby much in the snow and ice and salt since the repo bumper came out ya think?
If a bumper was rechromed I think it is possible that raised hump could have been metal finished out. Can you explain the raised hump a little better? Here are some pics of a bumper. Original?
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Re: Front Bumper
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2024, 09:44:13 AM »
more pics
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Re: Front Bumper
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2024, 09:47:38 AM »
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Re: Front Bumper
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2024, 01:26:32 PM »
If an original bumper is rechromed, the new plating can be so thick it covers the raised ridge.

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Re: Front Bumper
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2024, 01:59:22 PM »
See the below link to photos of the original bumper taken off of 1009. It was in a fender bender around 1977 or so. Looks like it has the ridges on the top and bottom. It also has the brush strokes in what's left of the black out paint on the mounting brackets, previously discussed here.

. https://photos.app.goo.gl/Sxy7iRqQe4pTVeYGA

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Re: Front Bumper
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2024, 02:34:56 PM »
See the below link to photos of the original bumper taken off of 1009. It was in a fender bender around 1977 or so. Looks like it has the ridges on the top and bottom. It also has the brush strokes in what's left of the black out paint on the mounting brackets, previously discussed here.

. https://photos.app.goo.gl/Sxy7iRqQe4pTVeYGA

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Dave, THANKS A LOT for the photos. Here is a comparison of your bumper and the one the guy has. Notice the differences where the end would meet the eye brow but would have the rubber between them. What do you think?
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Re: Front Bumper
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2024, 02:48:29 PM »
Well, that comparison made me go look at the original front bumper to my car, 362, which was on the car in 1986 and appears to have been rechromed some time prior to that. It has no fold in it, so maybe it's at least a good way to help identify an original front bumper off of the car. See the attached photo.

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Re: Front Bumper
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2024, 09:10:03 AM »
Well, that comparison made me go look at the original front bumper to my car, 362, which was on the car in 1986 and appears to have been rechromed some time prior to that. It has no fold in it, so maybe it's at least a good way to help identify an original front bumper off of the car. See the attached photo.

Could the Guy who Rechromed it have Welded that area up smooth?

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Re: Front Bumper
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2024, 09:13:35 AM »
Well, that comparison made me go look at the original front bumper to my car, 362, which was on the car in 1986 and appears to have been rechromed some time prior to that. It has no fold in it, so maybe it's at least a good way to help identify an original front bumper off of the car. See the attached photo.

Could the Guy who Rechromed it have Welded that area up smooth?
Owner said no weld on the bumper there. It appears on both sides to not have enough gap for the rubber bumper to slip into place between the bumper and eyebrow moldings.
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Re: Front Bumper
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2024, 01:08:59 PM »
80's Tony/Jim type reproduction from the look of it  ;)


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