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    Fiberglass bumpers

    I'm looking for fiberglass bumpers for my 79 volare. Is this something that exists?

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    I kind of searched around and all I came up with is fiberglass hoods and deck lids for Aspen/Volare. Not to say bumpers aren't available somewhere, i just didn't happen to run across anything.
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    There Was a company making the front and rear bumpers years ago, pretty sure they stopped or shut the doors. I have not heard anything about them in awhile, I got a front one from them a long time ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by SixPakSC78 View Post
    There Was a company making the front and rear bumpers years ago, pretty sure they stopped or shut the doors. I have not heard anything about them in awhile, I got a front one from them a long time ago
    Do you recall who it was even? I also have a glass front bumper. But I bought mine used and have no idea who manufactured it. There was a rear for sale a couple years ago and it didn't last long on the market. I wonder if Showcars in Canada has molds to make them to order? That might be something to look into since they seem to have the rest of the old MAS molds.
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    I considered making them myself when I was younger and into racing. It doesn`t seem too hard if you have a good core. What about the guy that sells the spoilers and flares in fiberglass? Maybe he could get his guy to make some up????

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    Quote Originally Posted by 77rr2x4s View Post
    I considered making them myself when I was younger and into racing. It doesn`t seem too hard if you have a good core. What about the guy that sells the spoilers and flares in fiberglass? Maybe he could get his guy to make some up????

    That is Philip Lagerquist. BHA43. HE like many of those who continue to provide the parts that they do, is nearing his retirement and enjoyment of his "Golden Years". He does not make those particular parts. although he offers many high quality parts for our cars currently despite having lost some of his molds to a manufacturers fire early in this past winter. We either need to find who continues to make all the variety of these parts, or find who among us is willing to take up the mantle if they retired without passing on their molds, as MAS did do. Molds don't live forever either, so while something may have once been made, a lack of orders will make storing a useless mold ending it's service life retired prematurely. So we all need to encourage others we meet to keep after these things, or they simply fade away like reproduction panels for a Model-T.
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    Are you wanting to lose the weight , or avoiding the cost of rechroming?
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