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Old 08-14-2013, 12:05 PM
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Swap meets

Anyone know when the next swap meet is?? I need new bumpers for the delivery project. Local chrome shops want $350-500 to re-do mine and when I checked at good guys I could get front and rear for $450 with cores.
Is Monroe the next one or is there one in Puyallup before then?
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:47 PM
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I think monroe is in oct. mexican chrome is not the best, they don't triple plate thats one reason it cost less. you get what you pay for...jh
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Old 08-14-2013, 02:34 PM
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It either that or powder coat them. Mine are fairly straight but not show quality but I never intended this car to be a 10 pointer. I was hoping for 5-10 footer at best. She will be almost a daily driver with my shop logo on it.
Maybe I'll find a powder to match my silver paint and go that route for a while. I know a guy that can do it for cheap!!
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Old 08-14-2013, 03:57 PM
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Steve I think that would be cool, I have seen them power coated and they look really good, and good for business I would think. you can always get chrome ones down the road later...I want to powder mine someday...jh
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Old 08-14-2013, 04:54 PM
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I think thats the plan, now what color??? Black to match the grill?, or match the silver color????
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Old 08-14-2013, 05:43 PM
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I'am no chip foose but not black, the car color will work well, if not change it. ask for a vote...jh
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Just looking at John's you see body color and it looks good. Kind'a a 90's throw-back when that was the big trend, but it still looks good. I would vote for a silver as close to chrome as possible. Straightening the bumpers is also maybe needed too.

For what it's worth the Mexican chrome I have on the Ranchero still looks good after 2 years!

I think with any chrome you run a greater risk when you bolt them up and don't protect the bolts. I've seen most failure at this point of contact. I use nylon washers to protect the bolt-to-bumper contact points. Making sure you wax them also helps their longevity.
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I think that's the plan for now. I'll powder coat them and run like that till if and when I can afford the chrome ones.
I beat the hell out of those bumpers to get the small stuff out but they still need a bit of work, but if I'm going to replace them how much work should I put into them? Oh decisions decisions. Can't this just be mostly done for a while.
I guess I'm closer than I was 4 years ago.
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