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feastersss

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BUMPER DATE CODES
« on: September 12, 2017, 11:53:24 PM »
Are there date codes on bumpers, if so, where will I find them?
'68 RS/SS BB L35 Convertible..., Born w/drive train, R1 paint,  red interior, 725 Deluxe interior, white power top
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Re: BUMPER DATE CODES
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2017, 12:29:21 AM »
No, bumpers aren't date coded, nor are there any part numbers on them.

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Re: BUMPER DATE CODES
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2017, 12:49:30 AM »
Is their anyway to tell the difference between original and after market?
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Petes L48

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Re: BUMPER DATE CODES
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2017, 01:58:55 AM »
Older thread, one of several that popped up when entering "original bumper" in the SEARCH box

http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=14342.msg127841#msg127841

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Re: BUMPER DATE CODES
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2017, 07:18:53 PM »
No, bumpers aren't date coded, nor are there any part numbers on them.

Ed


I think the date code occasionally popped up on some of them - I had the occasion to help a friend with a 7000 mile original '68 SS car, a survivor that was featured in one of Hooper's books because of the frame markings, original Corvette Bronze paint, and extremely low mileage and originality. To make a long story short, my friend proceeded to re-chrome parts of the trim, including front and rear bumpers and the guards through Advanced Plating in Nashville, with the car stored at my house while waiting for a local (and talented) painter to touch up the car. When we removed the rear (and detached the center bracket from the bumper) it exposed a date stamp (impressed) on the back side of the rear bumper, an April '68 stamping (car was a May or very early June car if I remember correctly). First one I had ever witnessed, and unfortunately before cell phone cameras and even my first digital camera came into being, but it was there. Moral of the story - I should have discouraged him from even touching such a low mileage example, but he was really obsessed with a blemish free car. And he eventually got it - before he sold it. True story -

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