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Stampjr 74 rear bumper issue
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2017/4/17 2:38

My 74 coupe has a solid bumper. My understanding is it as split originally. The vin says 74 for sure. Is it possible it was early production and used a left over 73. Or later production and used a 75. Or maybe other owner switched it out. Cause he did paint it

Posted on: 2017/4/17 2:45
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Matatk Re: 74 rear bumper issue
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A stock 74 bumper should look like this:

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73 was still a chrome rear bumper.

If you have a solid bumper it's possible the previous one was damaged and replaced.

Do you have a picture?
Posted on: 2017/4/17 3:15

1989 Corvette...custom 383 stroker, superrammed and cammed, built trans with PeteK 2800 stall. Mustang dyno results: 336 rwhp / 419 rwtq.
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teebee Re: 74 rear bumper issue
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Switching those out was common back in the day. Those bumper covers got brittle and cracked.
Posted on: 2017/4/17 3:23
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bogus Re: 74 rear bumper issue
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It was a trendy thing to do. Made them look newer.
Posted on: 2017/4/17 21:02
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