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Question: Pre 73 chrome bumper add on?

amattson815

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Hi!

I've been in the market for a c3 stingray and i'm drawn to the 68-72/73 chrome front and back ends. I've been able to find a good amount of later year, good condition vettes, but that's when they ditched the chrome ends. Those front and rear ends are something i'm really looking to get.
Here's what i'm talking about
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I was wondering if there's any kits or parts available out there to replace or add on those bumpers to a later year vette. And how much of a PITA that would be :L

For now i'm just waiting for a good 71 or something to pop up but i'm wondering if i have options here.

Thanks!
 

Vettehead Mikey

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The cost of converting a '74-'77 Corvette to chrome bumpers would far exceed what it would cost to buy a 'real' one in the first place, plus you'd end up with a one-off custom that had very low resale value.
 

Crimson Thunder

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Custom image corvettes sells a kit to do the chrome bumpers on the rear( not sure about the front)but it is VERY labor intensive and would be more expensive than buying a 68-73 car. It does look kinda cool on the 78 and later cars with the big back glass.
 

6880 Mike

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The cost of converting a '74-'77 Corvette to chrome bumpers would far exceed what it would cost to buy a 'real' one in the first place, plus you'd end up with a one-off custom that had very low resale value.


I agree. If you want chrome, buy chrome and skip an attempt at a converson.

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