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Old 01-01-2007, 06:49 AM
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'92 Firebird/Trans Am front bumper

I've heard these are hard to find but, just how rare are they? Mine is salvageable if need be but, I'd prefer to replace it. Is it true that nobody makes the 91-92 front bumpers as aftermarket? Just looking for answers and input if you don't mind sharing. Thanx.

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Old 01-05-2007, 06:26 AM
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Ok, I've checked through some of my sites that I usually go to when I order parts and stuff for my 89 and found some used ones and some new ones, but they both are pretty pricey, well for me. Check it out http://www.hawksthirdgenparts.com/in...S&Category=105 Have you checked around junk yards as well?
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Old 01-07-2007, 12:58 AM
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OUCH!!! Thats pricy.

Those guys must think the bumpers are gold plated instead of plastic. Yes I have searced the local yards and all of the 91-92 T/A's have been hit in the front... RATS!!! Thanks for the input... drop me a line if I can help look for parts for ya. Thanks Again IdahoTower...
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Old 01-07-2007, 01:31 PM
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Throwing money into the fire

Tell me about it, hence why my spoiler is still destroyed. There are a lot parts on classic industries for our birds, but they are brand new so that's even more of pain. It's getting to the point where I might have to find donor car that has the parts I want and then strip it. Let me know if you do find a good spot to dig.
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its not that the manufactors think that the bumpers are made out of gold, the injection molding are very costly. with only 2 years of production the manufactors have to make their money back some how. if you look at a vehicle that have been in mass production for years and year you will find that parts are cheep. if you were to get a fender for a mid 90's chevy truck you can get one for about 50 bucks brand new. its just a price you pay when you modle is only run for 2 years. what is wrong with you bumper, maybe its not as bad as it seems. mike
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Old 01-07-2007, 05:08 PM
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plastic vs sheetmetal

you're right streamline, at that point it does run pretty high for parts that are barely made. Also, it is plastic so it does cost more to keep the molds and make more when not that many are needed, unlike the fender of a truck that has kept it's body style for 11 years. Still is pricey, that's why I am debating about attempting to make my formula spoiler out of carbon fiber and then keep the mold and perhaps making a few extra bucks for a trick spoiler, mind you stock replacement and not a bird nesting spoiler
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hey vette, what you might try to get your base down, use spray fome and shape it to where you want it. then make a positive mold. then you have it for the rest of your life and maybe you can make some money off of it too!
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speaking of gold plated

Ok, nix the carbon fiber idea, since apparently there is a gloabl shortage on carbon fiber, the spoiler is out. It would be about the same as just buying one from a company. Still would be cool though. As for the bumpers have you thought about reapiring using a little bit of elbow grease and fillers?
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Try F-BodyMotorsports I got a full nose for my Camaro there.
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Those are some good prices and quite a bit of stuff. Thanks malc
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I Feel Your Pain!!

My kid wrecked my 91 firebird. Seeing as this body style was a 2 year only you will have a very difficult time finfding pieces. here are 2 awesome places for parts

www.thirdgen.org & www.car-part.com

good luck!! Iam having the radiator support swapped out sometime in the next few weeks. All i need are the front 2 ground effects that go behind the front bumper. and I'll have replaced the whole front clip for less than 700 dollars.
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My kid wrecked my 91 firebird. .
Kids and our toys I keep finding new dents in my 94 T-bird

I have been told that it is against the law to dent her head

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i agree

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the photo just doesnt do it justice
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OUCH!! That's gotta hurt. My son is three and I am already letting him steer around our yard with my bird, and truck, the wife's car, just not the bike yet, we'll see when he turns 5. I can't wait till he can drive
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