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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by martinautobody1, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. martinautobody1
    Joined: Jul 18, 2012
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    martinautobody1
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    from Ohio

    Can you identify this 50's custom car bumper? It's on an early 50's Buick super or roadmaster, but what is it originally from? It resembles 55 Pontiac, but those bumpers bulged out under the taillights. image.jpg
     
  2. spooler41
    Joined: Feb 25, 2007
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    Looks like a custom made bumper to me. I can't recall any straight split bumpers from
    Detroit.

    ...................Jack
     
  3. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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    Check 55 Pontiacs for the actual bumper but I think the piece over the middle is off something else.

    Looking at photos of 55 Pontiacs it looks like they used the front bumper with the center piece off the back bumper. Google 55 Pontiac and you can figure out how they did it.
     
  4. O.Hove
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
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    O.Hove
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    from S.D.

    Late 50's early 60's Rambler have split bumpers as did Jeep wagons.
    Looks like center may be from Kaiser
     
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  5. O.Hove
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
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    O.Hove
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    from S.D.

    Also 59 Chrysler front and rear,remove all the add ons and you have neat split bumpers
     
  6. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
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  7. bscc50
    Joined: Nov 17, 2013
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    bscc50
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    from n.e.

    send a pm to chopper99, it's his car. (was his, sold but he built it.)
     
  8. chopper99
    Joined: Jan 27, 2006
    Posts: 496

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    The entire center section including the over rider is 55 Pontiac rear, with ends from a 52 Buick Special welded on to conform to the shape of the rear of the body. Surprisingly the contours were the same.
     
  9. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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    Now that is just messing with our minds :D One great looking bumper though.
     
  10. martinautobody1
    Joined: Jul 18, 2012
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    martinautobody1
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    from Ohio

    Wow, very custom! No wonder I couldn't find it anywhere!


    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  11. kurts49plym
    Joined: Nov 2, 2007
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    kurts49plym
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    from IL

    complete 55 pontiac rear bumper
     
  12. DANSLED
    Joined: Sep 15, 2005
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    DANSLED
    Member
    from CW, Ohio

    I agree with it being Rambler, I love that car! one of the best buicks ever built
     
  13. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
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    Please see post #8 by the guy who built the car as well as the bumper :)
     

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