If the repro bumpers are of the same quality as repro early VW Beetle
bumpers, you should opt for the rechrome job. My daughter's front
bumper is repro and rusted in about a year. The rear is vintage 1965
and hasn't a speck of rust.
George Richardson wrote:
> Since getting a bumper re-chromed seems to be more expensive than
> getting a repro, I would guess that it depends and what you plan to do
> with your car.
> I've got a TR3 with a bumper that is perfect except it's got no chrome
> on it. Since I plan to drive it as often as possible and the car will
> never be a prize winner, I'm going to spring for the repro bumper. If it
> was a show car, I'd have the old bumper rechromed.
> Bob Danielson wrote:
> > It's time to "fix" the bumpers on the 6 and I'm looking for advice on
> > re-chroming versus buying new. I've been quoted $300 per bumper by a local
> > shop that does excellent work..... they better, seeing as they cater to the
> > Harley crowd! Now I get the new Moss catalog and they have bumpers on sale.
> > I've "heard" that the new bumpers aren't as good quality as the original
> > ones so it's better to have them re-chromed. Except for the fact that the
> > chrome has faded off, my existing bumpers are in excellent shape. What's the
> > collective wisdom of the list have to say?
> > Thanks
> > Bob Danielson
> > 75 TR6 - status at
> > http://pages.cthome.net/BobD
> George Richardson
> '57 TR3, TS15559L - painting and reassembling....
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