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Frt Bumper Stamp
« on: August 24, 2011, 01:54:59 AM »
I was taking off my frt bumper brackets and saw this stamped in 4 places on the bumper. Is this something a plating shop used?

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Re: Frt Bumper Stamp
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2011, 02:47:04 AM »
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Is this something a plating shop used?

Maybe. I can't quite make out what it is, but I've never seen any stamps like that on original bumpers.

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Re: Frt Bumper Stamp
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2011, 03:02:05 AM »
Ed - do you have pics of both the front & rear bumper stamps for a '69? Or, can you tell me where on the bumpers they are located?

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Re: Frt Bumper Stamp
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2011, 03:13:34 AM »
Bumpers weren't stamped as far as I know.

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Re: Frt Bumper Stamp
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2011, 03:19:09 AM »
I think I've looked just about everywhere for a stamp, short of removing both bumpers. Good to know.

Thanx again Ed.

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Re: Frt Bumper Stamp
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2011, 12:29:43 PM »
I have never seen bumpers stamped from the factory either. I have heard of people stamping parts with partial vin numbers in case someone steals the car...
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Re: Frt Bumper Stamp
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2014, 01:26:37 PM »
Old thread here but while rehabbing my front bumper (67 L30/M20) - ran across a similar stamp.
Just posting for reference  in support of the orig. post that the stamping was not a one-off.
Number reads: 52H05 and is also located in 4 separate places.

*Rear bumper does not seem to have any stamps at all.
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Re: Frt Bumper Stamp
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2014, 03:10:09 PM »
While helping a friend several years ago with touching up 7K mile original '68 SS, I discovered that his original rear bumper was stamped with a production date - April 1968, large font. May build car if I remember, featured in at least one of the Camaro books (Hooper's, I believe). Car was phenomenally original - unfortunately, I did not take any pics while the car was stored at my house (prior to cell phone cameras). You'll have to take my observations as proof, but it was there.

The rest of the story - the owner didn't like the original chrome-over-nickel patina on the factory bumpers, spent a lot of money and had them rechromed - his choice, not mine. He also had the 100% original paint touched up for some flaws.

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Re: Frt Bumper Stamp
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2014, 06:17:03 PM »
While helping a friend several years ago with touching up 7K mile original '68 SS, I discovered that his original rear bumper was stamped with a production date - April 1968, large font. May build car if I remember, featured in at least one of the Camaro books (Hooper's, I believe). Car was phenomenally original - unfortunately, I did not take any pics while the car was stored at my house (prior to cell phone cameras). You'll have to take my observations as proof, but it was there.

The rest of the story - the owner didn't like the original chrome-over-nickel patina on the factory bumpers, spent a lot of money and had them rechromed - his choice, not mine. He also had the 100% original paint touched up for some flaws.

You're only a survivor one time -

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Steve,  I'm guessing that stamp you noted was an 'ink stamp', not stamped into the steel as the OP showed...?
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Re: Frt Bumper Stamp
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2014, 11:03:40 PM »
Gary,

Nope - stamped right into the bumper, definitely not an ink stamp. First one I had ever seen. I looked at my '69 bumpers, including an NOS one, and did not see any stamping whatsoever. My guess is that the vendor for '68 bumpers, or one of them, stamped their production bumpers: maybe the vendor changed after '68, or changed their process not to include stamping production dates.

Whoever has the car now has the evidence still attached if the bumper is still on the car. Advance Plating in Nashville did the deed(s).

As a sidebar, this bumper went through three plating events. First time, too much copper was used; beautiful job, but soft to the point the guards dimpled the chrome during installation. Redo the second time produced a "blonde" spot where the nickel showed through, third time was the charm. I wouldn't have touched them in the first place if it was my car, but the then-owner insisted on perfection (in his eyes). Pretty vehicle, regardless -
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1969 Z28 X77/M20/VE3 LeMans/W
1969 L78 X66/N66 Cortez/BVT
1969 Z11 L48/M35/C60/C06  1949 3100 5wd 235/6