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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old Apr 11th, 08, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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GOODMARK Bumper Quality???

There are quite a few GOODMARK frount & rear bumpers for sale on ebay that claim to be triple coated for $145.00 + $35.00 S/H. This seems too cheap. What is the quality of GOODMARK bumpers? Are they just cheap repops? Any comments would be greatluy appreciated.

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Re: GOODMARK Bumper Quality???

I had one on my car and then decided to get original re chromed.
I just don't think they are as sturdy as an original. Also they look good, but there are some flaws in the chrome of a repop.
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Christopher,

I called a trusted supplier that I know to get his honest opinion. He knows I'm very picky and told me " They're fine for a driver, not a $40,000 dollar car. I wouldn't sell them to you because I know you wouldn't be happy. "

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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old Apr 11th, 08, 2:36 PM Thread Starter
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Re: GOODMARK Bumper Quality???

Thanks for the feedback guys. If Goodmark are sub par who sells QUALITY driver bumpers, My frount bumper is kinked in the center and my rear had square drag bar holes cut in it so they are not eligible for rechrome. Mine isn't a show car but I want it to look nice and I read some reviews where the chrome in Goodmark bumpers is sometimes "wavey".

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Re: GOODMARK Bumper Quality???

I just bought two new Goodmark bumpers for my 69. If I had seen the quality of the chrome before I ordered them I would have just sent my originals out to be fixed and rechromed. The chrome looks really thin and they don't really shine like quality chrome should. They are OK for a driver, especially if you just need something quick and easy.

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Thanks for the feedback guys. If Goodmark are sub par who sells QUALITY driver bumpers, My frount bumper is kinked in the center and my rear had square drag bar holes cut in it so they are not eligible for rechrome. Mine isn't a show car but I want it to look nice and I read some reviews where the chrome in Goodmark bumpers is sometimes "wavey".
A good shop should be able to straighten the kink, and the holes maybe can be fixed as well.

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For a show car I would fix and rechrome. For a driver I would use new bumpers. Ausley's has the best looking ones I have seen.

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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old Apr 11th, 08, 5:57 PM
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I have a goodmark rear on my 70 & it fits nice & looks good. My old one was destroyed by an immoveable object so this looks much better. For $150.00 it looks fine. My car never sees any weather so it should last a while. Thechrome is not as nice as a re-chrome though.

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I bought a set of Goodmarks for a '70 Elky that I am working on and they are nice. No, not frame off LS-6 nice, but very nice, especially for the $$.

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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old Apr 11th, 08, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
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Re: GOODMARK Bumper Quality???

Who makes Year One's bumpers? Does anyone have any opinion on year one's bumpers?

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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old Apr 12th, 08, 6:49 AM
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I just had a group discount done by Keystone Automotive rechroming bumpers. The bumpers we sent in were in bad shape, bent, twisted, holes, rusted and generally junk. EVERYONE they did looks better then a NOS or repop. Quality and finish was beautiful not one member was dissapointed in any way shape or form. The manager at the place said they get the repops in and rechrome them all the time.
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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old Apr 12th, 08, 7:08 AM
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I am very pleased with the front and rear bumpers that I purchased from OPGI.


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Re: GOODMARK Bumper Quality???

We just sent in a few bumpers to Keystone as well. Two for a very picky 70 chevelle owner. The quality was so good that we decided to use the camaro cores on a couple yenko camaros and two pace car restorations. Ito took a couple months and around $400 per bumper, but well worth it on a high dollar car.
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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old Apr 12th, 08, 8:33 AM
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Who makes Year One's bumpers? Does anyone have any opinion on year one's bumpers?

Same as the ones the come in the GoodMark box, ;-) .

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