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51 bumper filler panel
#1326474 Tue Sep 17 2019 03:49 AM
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I have an original bumper filler panel that is a little rough but probably salvageable.
I see a repo bumper filler panel is like $80.
What kind of quality are the repos? Can anyone recommend a brand?
My guess it would take a couple hours of labor and some bondo to smooth the original.


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Re: 51 bumper filler panel
JD1 #1326554 Tue Sep 17 2019 07:11 PM
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Reproductions have been a terrible hit and miss for me. Usually they miss by a lot. If it wasn't too bad, I'd use the original. I can't speak to a bumper filler panel, but most of the sheet metal I've bought has been close, but not close enough to make it super simple.


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Re: 51 bumper filler panel
JD1 #1326586 Wed Sep 18 2019 12:04 AM
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I bought a fiberglass one for my 52panel and it was a good fit. I think I got it at the Stovebolt reunion a few years back.....put an ad in the parts wanted section.


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Re: 51 bumper filler panel
Fox #1326598 Wed Sep 18 2019 12:51 AM
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That’s my concern too, but it’s just a filler panel.
The one I have will probably cost a couple hundred to make it look good and it’s going to have Bondo in it.
A repo will be at least be all metal.


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Re: 51 bumper filler panel
JD1 #1326605 Wed Sep 18 2019 01:43 AM
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The repop bumper fillers should be a decent fit, since they bolt in behind the bumper and don't interface with other panels that closely. But I don't have anything to back that opinion up.
I found an original that I'm going to straighten. I'll probably spend more in time than a repop would cost, but my idea on my whole project is to fix original stuff (and keep me off the street wink ). It gives me an opportunity to develop my metalworking skills.


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Re: 51 bumper filler panel
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Re: 51 bumper filler panel
MPandC #1326670 Wed Sep 18 2019 03:09 PM
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That's awesome. I wish I had space for a bead roller so I could attempt some metal work.


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