1968 510 rear bumper questions

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1968 510 rear bumper questions

Postby jefe de jefes » Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:42 am

Is there a difference in 1968 wagon and 1968 car rear bumper sizes?

Also, do these look like original markings? I doubt they make repops right?

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Re: 1968 510 rear bumper questions

Postby Laecaon » Sat Oct 04, 2014 1:02 pm

Wagon and Sedan bumpers are not the same. I believe the Wagon bumper is narrower. Also the side tabs, I believe the sedans have nuts tacked on, and the wagons are just a plate, as on sedans you bolt the bumper onto the quarter panel through the trunk, and on the wagon you go from outside.
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Re: 1968 510 rear bumper questions

Postby DRIVEN » Sat Oct 04, 2014 1:20 pm

That sounds right to me too. While they aren't technically the same you can interchange them with some work. At least that's the way it was always explained to me. IIRC the rear bumper on my wagon was originally (or at least previously) on a sedan.
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Re: 1968 510 rear bumper questions

Postby Laecaon » Sat Oct 04, 2014 1:35 pm

That and I cut off those end tabs so they dont damage the paint...
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Re: 1968 510 rear bumper questions

Postby jefe de jefes » Sat Oct 04, 2014 3:34 pm

Right on. Makes sense now. I do have another bumper I pulled from a wagon and it also has the tab mounts without the tack welded nut.

Thanks for the responses!

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Re: 1968 510 rear bumper questions

Postby MicroMachinery » Sat Oct 04, 2014 4:50 pm

Can I have that?
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Re: 1968 510 rear bumper questions

Postby jefe de jefes » Sat Oct 04, 2014 5:07 pm






You sure can........for the right price. :)

Never been mounted.....

I saw one sell for a grand back in 2009. Can't remember if it was a sedan or wagon though.

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