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#1 Viper

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Posted 22 September 2018 - 09:13 PM

Hey all, just wondering what peoples experiences have been with aftermarket new chrome bumper bars? I see Rare spares, Resto Country and Muscle car parts sell new ones... How is the fit and quality of the chrome? does it last for years without pitting and going rusty?



#2 lx308

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Posted 22 September 2018 - 10:45 PM

I've got Rare Spares LJ bumpers & they've started to show rust spots after 4 years parked in a shed. No clue if the LH bumpers would be any better.



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Posted 22 September 2018 - 11:02 PM

I've got Rare Spares LJ bumpers & they've started to show rust spots after 4 years parked in a shed. No clue if the LH bumpers would be any better.


Cheap chrome work

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Posted 22 September 2018 - 11:04 PM

Cheap chrome work

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Posted 23 September 2018 - 10:10 AM

Mr Sheen helps keeping cheap chrome work looking good.

I have a Harley, and the chrome work leaves a lot to be desired.

I purposely bought a model with the least amount of chrome possible because of others experiences.

There are probably other products that work just as well.

But a wipe over with Mr Sheen keeps the chrome looking new.

Stops the nasties getting in to start the rust.



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Posted 23 September 2018 - 02:08 PM

I've got Rare Spares LJ bumpers & they've started to show rust spots after 4 years parked in a shed. No clue if the LH bumpers would be any better.

 

That is, fr0cking sh!thouse, especially when you think about what they cost....



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Posted 23 September 2018 - 03:06 PM

I put a set of rare spares on my lx. They fit fine. As for how they will hold up overtime its a waiting game 😂

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Posted 23 September 2018 - 06:49 PM

How long have you had them on Fli304? are they very straight and the chrome look very good when they are new at least?



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Posted 23 September 2018 - 07:18 PM

I have used the Muscle car parts ones with great results.

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Posted 24 September 2018 - 04:06 AM

How long have you had them on Fli304? are they very straight and the chrome look very good when they are new at least?


Only had them on a few months but they look great. Chrome work looks good. Id buy them again.

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 03:43 PM

Yeh mine been on over a year now on the lx, rare spares ones, they still look new.Nice fit up.

I try wipe mine over with a bit of polish once a month...

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 04:11 PM

I remember taking mine to rare spares, double swage and re-chromed. When I went to collect them, they had not polished out the marks on the bottom part of the bumpers. I explained this to them and there reply, why didn't you tell us its a show car. My reply, its not a show car. Its my car.



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Posted 30 September 2018 - 08:52 AM

I have a repro front bar on my Lc, three years still looks as good as new

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 05:22 AM

Bought a repro LH one the other day. Fitted great with a new bolt kit. Lets see how it holds up. Painted the inside with rustguard.
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Posted 31 May 2021 - 07:35 PM

Hi all, Reviving this thread a little.

What is the lower bar edge tange hole shape meant to be on factory original LC LJ bumper bars?

First pic, rear LJ bar, hole tapered shape.

Second Pic, front LJ bar, again hole tapered.


TIA, Jaso :)

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Posted 31 May 2021 - 07:38 PM

Bought a repro LH one the other day. Fitted great with a new bolt kit. Lets see how it holds up. Painted the inside with rustguard.
Phillip


How is it holding up?

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Posted 01 June 2021 - 06:47 PM

See attached. The hole with the rust around it is front bumper. My bars I believe to be original as they were covered in green slime corrosion when I purchased the car. Spent an hour with Autosol to bring them up.

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Posted 01 June 2021 - 07:05 PM

Cheers Mark,

Below, images are of recently purchased rare spares repro front bar tanges, just as comparison.

Also thickness.

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Posted 01 June 2021 - 07:50 PM

They look ok? If I was to be super picky the smaller end is not as small as mine and it appears to be a larger square surrounding the key hole? but could be just the photo angle


Edited by MFM, 01 June 2021 - 07:52 PM.


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Posted 01 June 2021 - 08:14 PM

What are they for though?

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Posted 01 June 2021 - 08:28 PM

What are they for though?

LC LJ
 



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Posted 01 June 2021 - 08:44 PM

They both look like they have had washers tightened up against them.



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Posted 02 June 2021 - 02:26 AM

I believe the tanges were there to hang the bars during the plating process, please correct me if i am wrong.

The repro bars do look to have had something bolted to them. Which has effected the finish at the tanges, i can only assume they may have been attached to a jig during their plating/ polishing processes.
That will probably be the beginning point of surface rust.

Attached again are know repro lc lj bar tanges.

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Posted 02 June 2021 - 06:43 AM

Marks original bar looks to have a washer shaped rust spot.

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Posted 02 June 2021 - 09:02 AM

Conductors attached there for electroplating?






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