When I picked up my hood I got to see a repo bumper that was in stock. I thought it looked pretty good. At first I thought it felt lighter that the original bumper. But when I got home my bumper did not seem any heavier that the repo. I think the chrome on the repo looks great. And for $179 you can't beat the price.
I got one from Ground Up when they first came out. Had to send the first one back due to flaking chrome and a crack, but the second seems fine. The gauge feels slightly lighter than the stock unit I took off. I'm saving the old one and still may re-chrome it one day.
I've looked at about 10 re-popped bumpers for a 66. Out of 10, 2 looked good enough to put on the car. Most had grind marks you could see through the chrome, blisters that looked like a wart under the chrome, etc. If you buy one, make sure that you can retutn it if you're not satisfied. Try to eyeball it before you buy it if you can. I think the quality will improve with time, but right now, it's a little risky.
If you need a 67 El Camino rear bumper try The Bumper Man, his name is Bill Johnson, the phone number is 213-777-1492 or 213-771-2860. He is located in LA CA. I got my 67 El Camino bumper from him, I traded 4 bumper cores for a rechromed bumper, His prices are very resonable. If he dosent have the bumper he can proably get it. He has many years of rechromed Chevelle bumpers in stock.
I bought a 67 SS hood for $299 and the bumper was $179. The place a shop in Tenn called White's. It is a very small operation and most of there prices seem very good. You can contact them at 877 219-3527. They would be able to send a catalog and let you know if they stock it or have to order it.
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