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fastcomet289
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posted 07-16-2002 07:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fastcomet289   Click Here to Email fastcomet289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone know of a good company that will straiten/ rechrome bumper here in southern CA.

thanks

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 07-16-2002 08:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can't recommend one in your area, but I can say get ready for a sticker shock. I think it costs 3-4 times more than a repop...

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mellowyellow
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posted 07-16-2002 10:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sure does cost a lot more. I use Nordan repops. THey're or were made in Japan. Have always held up well. Only difference on the early ones is the rear. The orig has a slight concave curve and the repops are straight. Not enough to bother me.

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Calcat
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posted 07-17-2002 03:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Calcat   Click Here to Email Calcat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Give the Bumper Shop a call (323.585.3865) They are here in L.A. I have used them on several projects. Great prices and finished product is better than repop but not show quality. They have a huge stock on the more popular models, so they may be able to make an exchange unless you absolutely have to have your original bumper, then turnaround two -three weeks.

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bibbs68
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posted 07-17-2002 09:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bibbs68   Click Here to Email bibbs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I 2nd what Steve said! Holy Cow!!! Repro bumpers are a lot cheaper and look just as good. If you are not dead set on using the originals, the repros will save you $200-$400. That's money you can buy more parts with!

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n2oMike
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posted 07-17-2002 11:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's a LOT cheaper to let foreign countries pollute their environment with heavy metal and chemical waste than do it here.

Chrome shops in the USA have to go by strict (and expensive) guidelines in the disposal of their waste products. Overseas, they just dump it out in the nearest pond or river (or down the drain)... like was done here years ago.

If you want an original re-chromed in the USA bumper, you'll PAY for it.

Good Luck!

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fastcomet289
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posted 07-18-2002 12:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fastcomet289   Click Here to Email fastcomet289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
well i want to re-chrome the bumpers on my comet and they are not that easy to come by. i would buy new ones if i could, but they are about the same as getting them re-chromed. i was quoted $300 to straiten and chrome them a few weeks ago at the Pomona swap meet, and i believe it was by the bumper boys. i wanted to find a good price cause i want to also send headlight rings, taillight assemblies, and a few other parts.
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Calcat
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posted 07-19-2002 02:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Calcat   Click Here to Email Calcat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fastcomet - that seems like a fair price. Don't know if your Comet is a driver but if you ever compare the gauge thickness of the metal used on repops vs. the original, you'll know why they are so much cheaper.
Besides, I still support the concept of "Made in the USA"

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fastcomet289
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posted 07-19-2002 03:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fastcomet289   Click Here to Email fastcomet289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
wellmy car is a driver that will soon hopefully see some show duty. an made in the usa sounds ok to me too.

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sigtauenus
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posted 08-06-2002 09:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So, when I go over seas to Japan or Korea this winter, I could take all my chrome stuff with me, have it chromed there, and ship it home? I think bumpers are unrealistic, but maybe some door handles, fastback folddown trim, interior lights, etc are easily shippable, and add up to a LOT in repo pricing.

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Ryan Wilke
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posted 08-07-2002 05:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by 66MustangGTCoupe289:
...down here in georgia i've never heard of repop, what does that mean?

I believe 'repop' means: "re-manufactured" or "re-produced". Some folks also include old parts that are re-furbished or re-built.

Ryan

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