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54 chevy smoothie bumpers

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by SpazTaztic, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. SpazTaztic
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    I was going to weld my front bumper together and clean it up when someone told me there are some called "smoothies" available. I just cant seem to find them for my car. Does anyone know where I could get one?
     
  2. 49ratfink
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    never heard them called smoothies.... but aren't California bumpers one piece like 49-52 ??
     
  3. caddy man
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    I bought a smoothie front bumper, from bumper boyz for the 54 I use to have.
     
  4. SpazTaztic
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    Well aside from this guy ( owner of the local chrome shop), I have never heard them called smoothies either. He said he had ordered some in the past-but I have heard his markup is killer... It might just be best to stick to stock and just go with welding the 3 piece together.
     

  5. SpazTaztic
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    Do you remember about the price range of it?
     
  6. 1950jax
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    Chevy of the 40's has one piece bumpers for your Chevy. Also they can be found on Ebay. They run about $325 a piece. I have heard one piece bumpers called smoothies when the bolts are welded to the inside of the bumper and the outside is smooth.....thus smoothies.
     
  7. caddy man
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    Ithink I paid $400
     
  8. SpazTaztic
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    Alright- thanks guys!
     
  9. well my 54 pontiac bumpers are one pieces, but they still have the holes for the hangers, and they need to be re-chromed, but i think i have 2 fronts and backs.. let me know if your interested, and i'll take photos, and you can go from there..
     
  10. FiddyFour
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    i dont think anyone is actually making the original "california" bumpers anymore... they are out there, but not cheap
     
  11. Terry
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    I can't find them, could you post a link?
     
  12. 1950jax
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  13. Tcoupe
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    Has anyone ever tried a 55 front bumper on a 54 Chevy? Im just wondering how well it fits...too wide maybe?
     
  14. Terry
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  15. 53chieftian
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    The bumpers on my 53 pontiac are also one piece but still have visible bolts. When a friend and i compared them to his 54 chev they appeared the same but swaped end for end. As in the chev rear matched my front and vice versa.
     
  16. Custom54
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    The front and rear bumpers on my 54 were 1 peice, I may sell them if you are interested.

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    Here is a pic with 56 Chev bumpers, similiar to 55. Some minor mods were required.

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  17. 90ssp
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    This is a pic of mine before in re-installed the grille. The bumper is welded together and molded into the body
     

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  18. BenDover
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    IMO - a 55 chevy bumper looks like schit on a 54! 56 is the way to go - thats what "all the cool guys are doing"... : )
     
  19. BenDover
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    See for yourself... And while I'm at it - !!1955 One Piece Bumper for sale!!

    DSC03272.jpg
     
  20. tobyman
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    Tell me about the 55 bumper that's for sale. Who did the work? Is it wavy like the Danchuk ones?
    Thanks, Mike
     
  21. BenDover
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    My 55 bumper is a one piece but isn't smoothed out yet. I can smooth it out for you if you'd like for a nominal fee.
     
  22. Custom54
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    Nice ride !!
     
  23. Moonglow2
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    Amazing thing the Internet. Google "California Smoothie Bumpers" and here is just one that popped up from Hemmings magazine.

    Parts For Sale

    1946-1962 Chevrolet bumpers




    Location: LOS ANGELES, California
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    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=600><TBODY><TR vAlign=top><TD width=215>Seller Notes:

    BUMPERS: smoothie 1946 thru 62 1-piece bumper with no exterior bolt holes; repair, sandblast, acid copper, triple plate; Visa, MC. The Bumper Boyz, 800-995-1703, 323-587-8976, CA.

    </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
     
  24. poorboy
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    didnt someone post bad things about Bumper Boyz on here?
     
  25. WZ JUNK
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    I recently pick up a flyer from the Bumper Boys at a swap meet. I was interested in one piece bumpers without holes. The call theirs "Smoothies" by the way. Price is $850.00 each outright and $650.00 each with exchange. Plus freight I am sure.

    John
     
  26. 1950jax
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    There are a lot of complaints about the Bumper Boyz that is true. What I found is if you go to where they are (i.e. swap meet or car show) and check out the bumper you are buying first you will get a good one. If you mail order with them you may get one with irregularities. Just my two cents worth.
     
  27. linconcontinental2003
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    like was said before the 49-52 Chevy bumpersd are one piece. i have a set (front/back) from a '50 chevy with brackets, bumer guards etc that i'll sell you for $400. pm me if you would like some pics, that goes for anyone else out there that is interested too!
     
  28. 52 csb
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    That is a great looking front 90ssp. You got any more pics to share... 52 csb:D
     
  29. brookwood
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    check with the bumper-boyz!!!!!!!!!
     

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