[WANTED] 1965 signet rechromed bumper bars

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    Hi all I have a 1965 signet with a 273 commando 4 speed that I have been restoring for years down under in Australia
    We are going as close to concourse as possible
    I am after both front and rear bumper bars
    I have seen some on eBay and was wondering has anyone here used them and what the quality is like , I am after show quality
    the seller on eBay goes by cuda_mike (1307) sorry I couldn't attach photo of eBay site I'm shit at computer stuff
    Or dose anyone else know of a supplier with show quality bumper bars
    Thanks heaps Matthew Wood
     
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    Would you be talking about the bumper guards?
     
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    I been looking for some drivers myself. Not as common as one would think...
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    The Ebayer did not have any listed.
     
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    I had a set of NOS guards listed quite awhile ago but can’t remember if they were F or R. I “think” I still have them!
     
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    The terminology that we use for things over here in Australia might be a little different
    I ment the bumper (the long chrome thingy that goes the full width of the car) the 2 smaller parts are usually called over riders I have them and had them rechomed but probably won’t be good enough to go on the car
    Thanks heaps Matthew Wood
     
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    We call things a bit different over here I ment the long chime thing
    What do you call it
    The 2 smaller parts are called bumper over riders over here
    Thanks Matthew Wood
     
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    Here that's called the bumper

    And called bumper guards here.

    Why not send your bumper out to a chrome shop there in Australia? I sent my wagon's rear bumper and NOS guards to Tri City Plating here in the US and received everything back in show condition. I sent my NOS guards at the same time as they told me that although the guards were NOS, the chrome would not match the bumper. They were absolutely correct!
     
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    I had the rear one re chromed when I first started building the car (don't laugh but the newspaper rapping it up is dated January 1998) took a look at on Saturday and I don't think I would even put it on a daily driver
    To get decent chrome work done I would have to send it to the other side of Australia and they are extremely expensive and the front bar has had a light hit 4 different shops have tried to get it right but it still isn't up to scratch
    I have also had colour differences in chrome work I got the guards done at the same time and it is a path that I'm reluctant to go down but its 1 step at a time
    Thanks heaps Matthew Wood
     
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    Differences in old and new chrome are often due to the EPA forced switch from hexavalent chromium to trivalent chromium. So even if you find NOS pieces, unless they are a complete set (bumper plus guards), they will appear different from recently rechromed parts. I have a very straight front bumper but it needs chrome. Shipping would be a killer. You can start a conversation with me if you'd like pics and to discuss price.
     
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    You can search "Bumper Boys" on the internet. they have a large inventory of older bumpers straightened, chromed and ready for shipment. I've seen their work and it looks good but can't speak to quality because looks can be decieving sometimes.
     
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    thanks heaps will check them out
    its hard to get good chrome work done over here
    thanks again Matthew Wood
     
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    Looking up another bumper part led me to Ebay seller cuda_mike who has the rechromed bumper your looking for. Price was not unreasonable given what I recently paid to have some rechromed.
     
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