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  • Stock front bumper question?

    Concerning fix or other for the AMC factory front bumper.

    I was wondering what the approximate costs for some straightening and general polishing
    would be for this front bumper?

    Answer from local bumper shop
    "IF ITS POLISHED ALUM 220.00 IF ITS CHROME ALUM CAN NOT DO"

    The front bumper is aluminum but it is chromed.Correct?

    I'm not sure if AMC Jeep made a polished solid aluminum front bumper?

    Curious....

    [ July 05, 2005, 03:48 PM: Message edited by: badaboom ]
    1981 Jeep J10 Laredo, 401-V8, 625 Carter, Lunati 262/268, Edelbrock Performer, MSD Ign., Hydroboost, Hyd. Clutch, Flow Cooler WP, Be Cool Aluminum Radiator, Doug Thorley, NV4500 5-Spd, NP-231D, 3.73 F/R Trac-Locs, Rustys 4" Lift, Vintage Red Metallic, Black Interior and 33X10.50X15 BFG, FiTech400 to come - IN PROCESS Bling Bling Cha-Ching

  • #2
    On an 81 it should just be a clear coated alum bumper.
    joe
    "Don't mind me. I'm just here for the alibi"

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    • #3
      So if it is a clear coated aluminum bumper, it
      should be repairable/straightened?
      Can be straightened?

      [ July 05, 2005, 04:15 PM: Message edited by: badaboom ]
      1981 Jeep J10 Laredo, 401-V8, 625 Carter, Lunati 262/268, Edelbrock Performer, MSD Ign., Hydroboost, Hyd. Clutch, Flow Cooler WP, Be Cool Aluminum Radiator, Doug Thorley, NV4500 5-Spd, NP-231D, 3.73 F/R Trac-Locs, Rustys 4" Lift, Vintage Red Metallic, Black Interior and 33X10.50X15 BFG, FiTech400 to come - IN PROCESS Bling Bling Cha-Ching

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      • #4
        It's cheaper to find one in good shape at a junkyard,
        "Battlewagon": 1986 Jeep Grand Wagoneer (w/ Tow Pack) - Urban Assault Wagon under construction - TFI, TBI, CS144, Aftermarket Sanden, Explorer Power Seats, 4" Lift, 16" AHI wheels and much much more; click here for a full list of modifications and gear, links to writeups/posts and more info.

        Daily Driver: Modified 1987 Jaguar XJ6 Vanden Plas.

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        • #5
          Shouldn't I be able to get a bumper shop to staighten the bumper out and just do some minor
          buffing/cleanup? The thing doesn't have you look like off the show room floor just straight and clean. My current finish on the bumper is in very good condition. It just needs a bit of straightening

          [ July 05, 2005, 08:32 PM: Message edited by: badaboom ]
          1981 Jeep J10 Laredo, 401-V8, 625 Carter, Lunati 262/268, Edelbrock Performer, MSD Ign., Hydroboost, Hyd. Clutch, Flow Cooler WP, Be Cool Aluminum Radiator, Doug Thorley, NV4500 5-Spd, NP-231D, 3.73 F/R Trac-Locs, Rustys 4" Lift, Vintage Red Metallic, Black Interior and 33X10.50X15 BFG, FiTech400 to come - IN PROCESS Bling Bling Cha-Ching

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          • #6
            Depends on how bad the tweaks are. Can you email some pics to me? Got a couple of ideas if they are not too bad.
            Art
            ASE Master Collision Tech
            "Beast" - 81 "S" W/T, 85-360, T-18, Lock-rite,wag alloys, 31-10.50 Pro Comp MT's, Warn 8274 in a fabbed bumper/deer strainer(tested and approved)

            88 XJ, 3" lift, 31-10.50's, custom bumpers and winch/tow bar mounts, Warn 9500HS, custom sliders/steps, camo paint, & headliner

            Member: FSJ Prissy Restoration Assoc.

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            • #7
              check my profile and web home page photos maybe this will help. select photos
              1981 Jeep J10 Laredo, 401-V8, 625 Carter, Lunati 262/268, Edelbrock Performer, MSD Ign., Hydroboost, Hyd. Clutch, Flow Cooler WP, Be Cool Aluminum Radiator, Doug Thorley, NV4500 5-Spd, NP-231D, 3.73 F/R Trac-Locs, Rustys 4" Lift, Vintage Red Metallic, Black Interior and 33X10.50X15 BFG, FiTech400 to come - IN PROCESS Bling Bling Cha-Ching

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              • #8
                From what I see, the left side looks like the end is rolled down a little, and the right end is back causing the bulge on top. If you have access to a porta power or high lift and can find something to brace the other end to, shove the right end forward and take a rag and piece of 2x6 and roll the bulge down. Watch that the thing does not jump out on you. For the left end a "pogo stick" (about a 4 foot tube with a foot and about 6 foot of chain with a hook on one end and a claw on the other) hooked over the top and rolled down will roll that end back up. If you know someone at a body shop he probably has one. Might be able to get someone at a shop to do it as a side job for $20 or so, should only take him 1/2 hour or so.
                Art
                ASE Master Collision Tech
                "Beast" - 81 "S" W/T, 85-360, T-18, Lock-rite,wag alloys, 31-10.50 Pro Comp MT's, Warn 8274 in a fabbed bumper/deer strainer(tested and approved)

                88 XJ, 3" lift, 31-10.50's, custom bumpers and winch/tow bar mounts, Warn 9500HS, custom sliders/steps, camo paint, & headliner

                Member: FSJ Prissy Restoration Assoc.

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                • #9
                  goldhammer
                  Thanks for the advise. So bascially this shouldn't be so hard to just straighten out and a bit of cleanup. The bumpers finish is in pretty good shape
                  1981 Jeep J10 Laredo, 401-V8, 625 Carter, Lunati 262/268, Edelbrock Performer, MSD Ign., Hydroboost, Hyd. Clutch, Flow Cooler WP, Be Cool Aluminum Radiator, Doug Thorley, NV4500 5-Spd, NP-231D, 3.73 F/R Trac-Locs, Rustys 4" Lift, Vintage Red Metallic, Black Interior and 33X10.50X15 BFG, FiTech400 to come - IN PROCESS Bling Bling Cha-Ching

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