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Has anyone swapped 51/52 buick bumpers ?

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by layedout49, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. layedout49
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    Reason I ask is because I bought my 52 buick with out a bumper nor a grill . I'm a Kustom guy so like some guys , already figured swapping it or installing something that looks better and probably cheaper than looking for buick parts ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1406268816.093471.jpg


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  2. layedout49
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    I'm thinking 49-51 merc bumper might be wide enough


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  3. mr.chevrolet
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    57 Cad Dagmars, and, I just happen to have a set for sale.
     
  4. layedout49
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    I wouldn't use them but I have a buddy who needs them


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  5. hacknwhack
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    Are you asking if 51 parts will fit?
    Or looking for a custom look?

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  6. hacknwhack
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    Im thinking 51 52 olds shell 53 chevy grill bar with extra teeth and chevy bumper

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  7. layedout49
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    Custom look my friend


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  8. samurai mike
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    the whole reason to have a buick is to have the buick grill! why make it look like a chevy or olds?
     
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  9. layedout49
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    Dislike the shape of both the bumper and grill , if people didn't ask a fortune for a grill or bumper I would consider it. I found one local the guy wanted $700 for the grill and 450 got the bumper with brackets ... I'll pass


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  10. CadMad
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    To go custom you need to define your build era. I agree that a Buick grill is A BUICK GRILL. If u go custom you could perhaps go to a 50 to 53 Cad. 57 would look goofy and wrong era. Nothing beats a smooth Buick grill. go custom somewhere else on the car. Dont mess with the face.
     
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  11. chillin53riv
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    I'm using a54 olds rear bumper, from your area, try death valley auto....I'm getting a quarter panel and mustache bar from them.
     
  12. layedout49
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    Well this car was a bad deal over all , I already have a 51 Chevy I am building from the ground up so I shouldn't have bought the Buick in the first place . But since it's in my garage and I have everything to get it running , I'm going to build it. I got a 50 pontiac front bumper for free do I'm going to run it with a floating bar most likely


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  13. 'Mo
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    See there? Not such a bad deal, after all!

    Here's a '50 Sam built. one of my favorites (and without the Buick grille!)

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  14. hacknwhack
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