Buick Bumpers - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Hotrodding Basics
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 12-06-2004, 09:51 AM
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: bay area, ca.
Age: 43
Posts: 18
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Question Buick Bumpers

I HAVE A 1982 BUICK CENTURY FWD. ITS GOT THE PLASTIC BUMPERS BUT BOTH REAR AND FRONT BUMPERS ARE LIKE WAVY. IVE TRIED TO STRAIGHTEN THEM WITH A HEAT GUN BUT DIDNT WORK. I WANT TO PUT CHROME ONES ON IT NOW. I SEE A BUNCH OF THEM AT THE JUNK YARD BUT DONT WANT TO WASTE TIME GETTING THE WRONG ONES. CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT CARS WILL MATCH MINE. PLEASE

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 12-12-2004, 07:36 PM
Max Keith's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Fort Madison,Iowa
Age: 66
Posts: 2,391
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Bumper tag

The best suggestion I can give is to get a tape measure, measure the inside and outside dimensions on the length of your bumper, the height, and how deep they are, note if it has any specific bends to it, for headlight clearance, ec. If it does, then get some measurements of these peculiarities, then go out to the salvage yard and find ones that fit your measurements.
If the mounting holes dont line up, you can either redrill the bumper (not pretty), or redrill the mounts. You may well have to do some fabrication to get a set to mount anyway, due to differences in frame widths, mount locations etc.

Not being a Buick man, I dont know if they made chrome bumpers for your car that year or not. It could be that they did for a model other than your Century. You might also take a look at other cars built on the same frame as your Century; Chevies, Pontiacs, Olds.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 12-12-2004, 11:30 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: bay area, ca.
Age: 43
Posts: 18
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
thanks ill measure, and hopefully im not on another mission to wrecking yards. thanks for the reply much appreciated.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 12-15-2004, 09:26 AM
Dutchman's Avatar
Old Salt
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Portsmouth, Virginia
Age: 56
Posts: 491
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hey ikeaguirre14,

You may find a answer here: www.buicks.net

Dutch
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Hotrodding Basics posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.