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Elastomeric bumpers

Post by Rapidus Maximus » Sat Aug 06, 2005 4:33 am

Hey everyone! Long time reader first time poster on The Nest. Is there any visual difference between elastomeric and steel rear bumpers besides being colored or not? I have never seen a true color keyed Road Runner in person but I've seen enough pictures to know that the front rubber bumpers can be distinguished by a "beak." Wondering if the stylists played with the back too.

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Post by 1bluegtx » Sat Aug 06, 2005 10:57 pm

No they are the same as chrome ones only they have a coating of rubber over the steel and of course painted.[img][img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v725/ ... umper3.jpg[/img]

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Post by Rapidus Maximus » Wed Aug 10, 2005 3:24 am

Oh I see, thanks for the quick reply but that brings up another question; why are the front elastomeric bumper and the front steel bumper shaped differently? Is the front rubber bumper similar to the rear where it is a steel bumper coated or is it a complete rubber piece?

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Post by 1bluegtx » Wed Aug 10, 2005 4:32 pm

The front bumper is actually two pieces, the rubber coated steel piece which is basically the same as a chrome one,then there is a rubber piece (sometimes called an eyebrow) that bolts to the top of the steel piece.You can see this if you look close at the picture.


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Post by 1972RM23 » Thu Aug 11, 2005 8:43 pm

Thanks for the pictures ...I always wondered about the rear bumper being coated.
Question could you have ordered the front bumper painted and rear just standard chrome?
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Post by 1bluegtx » Wed Feb 01, 2006 2:39 pm

Found these build codes on another web site:
A21 Elastomeric Colored Front Bumper Package
A22 Elastomeric Colored Front & Rear Bumper Package

So i guess you could get just the front colored bumper if you wanted.

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Post by landon1 » Wed Feb 01, 2006 9:11 pm

I think there have even been quite a few postings on ebay for the front rubber eyebrow-very expensive if I remember right. I've seen quite a few cars that only have the front bumper painted-don't know why though. I painted mine because I can't afford to rechrome them right now. Hopefully I will be able to chrome them after I graduate from college, because I would like to restore my car again, but take my time and make it look a little bit better. :D

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Re: Elastomeric bumpers

Post by dangina » Sun May 05, 2019 1:47 am

I dunno I like the preferthe painted look ;)
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