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Wanted: Mid 1920's Rear Bumperettes


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I recently added an accessory front bumper to my 1925 Buick coupe. Now I'm trying to find a set of rear bumperettes to match. The 1925 US built Buick was not fitted with factory bumpers,so there were numerous aftermarket suppliers for these.
The dimensions are: overall width about 61 inches, bumperette width about 16 inches each, bars are 2 inches wide and flat faced.
The brackets are likely vehicle specific.I think I can get those made.The bumperettes have a reverse curve at the ends.The photo shows exactly what I'm after. Condition - restorable.

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Looks like Model A bumpers are close to what you might need .
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Looks like Model A bumpers are close to what you might need .
Similar but no reverse curve at the ends. I attached a photo of the front one that i'm trying to match.

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No luck there.What makes it complicated is that there is no Buick part number for these.They weren't supplied by GM but by the aftermarket. I found a front,complete with correct 1925 Buick Standard only mounting brackets.The photo shows the matching rears on someone's blue coupe.Sooner or later I'll find a pair.

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No luck there.What makes it complicated is that there is no Buick part number for these.They weren't supplied by GM but by the aftermarket. I found a front,complete with correct 1925 Buick Standard only mounting brackets.The photo shows the matching rears on someone's blue coupe.Sooner or later I'll find a pair.

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What about 26-7 rear bumpers. They are similar i think.
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What about 26-7 rear bumpers. They are similar i think.
The ones I have seen don't have the reverse curve at the ends.
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These aren't as fancy but better than straight bumpers.



https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Speed...umper,274.html

These are the rear bumperettes for a '32 Chevy.

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I was going to swipe your photos and ask at aaca on your behalf...…...but I see you beat me to it...….
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I was going to swipe your photos and ask at aaca on your behalf...…...but I see you beat me to it...….
I've got feelers out all over - even Model T Haven !
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Probably a stoopid question (but maybe more stoopid if I didn't ask)……...have you been keeping an eye on ebay?
I follow a seller who seems to have an unending inventory of early Chevy stuff.
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Yes.That's where I found the front one.There is a front and rear one on there now for a mid-twenties Buick.They match each other but not mine.Lord knows how many aftermarket bumper suppliers there were back then.
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Any luck in finding a set?
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Default Re: Wanted: Mid 1920's Rear Bumperettes

Is there a good spring shop in your area?? When I restored my '29 Stutz. the bumpers were missing, so I made drawings with accurate measurements from an original set and took them to my local spring shop and they made them up for me and I then had them chrome plated.
The bumper bars are made from spring steel same as leaf springs.

Might be hard to find a good spring shop these days!!!

Only one left in this area.
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