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 Dunno What These 9C1 Bumper Things Are Called...

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Cadet57



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PostSubject: Dunno What These 9C1 Bumper Things Are Called...   Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:26 pm

But I kinda like them and want to give them a shot on the wagon. Anyone know first off what they're actually called, and where I can find some?

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PostSubject: Re: Dunno What These 9C1 Bumper Things Are Called...   Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:03 pm

Well, they don't actually look like the push bar that came on those.

Personally I call them "bumperettes", but I've seen them called other things too.
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PostSubject: Re: Dunno What These 9C1 Bumper Things Are Called...   Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:42 pm

Cadet57 wrote:
But I kinda like them and want to give them a shot on the wagon. Anyone know first off what they're actually called, and where I can find some?

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PostSubject: Re: Dunno What These 9C1 Bumper Things Are Called...   Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:42 pm

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Cadet57 wrote:
But I kinda like them and want to give them a shot on the wagon. Anyone know first off what they're actually called, and where I can find some?

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I didn't even know I was gay...
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PostSubject: Re: Dunno What These 9C1 Bumper Things Are Called...   Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:20 pm

Matt is correct, bumperettes is what they are called.

Tom
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PostSubject: Re: Dunno What These 9C1 Bumper Things Are Called...   Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:23 pm

silverfox103 wrote:
Matt is correct, bumperettes is what they are called.

Tom

Thanks. I saw them on this car, then the 9C1 and then my brain started turning...





Time to find bumperettes! SUPER!
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PostSubject: Re: Dunno What These 9C1 Bumper Things Are Called...   Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:04 pm

Geez Justin

This is the first posting, that I have seen by you, other than the "my car doesn't work, now what", in a long time.
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PostSubject: Re: Dunno What These 9C1 Bumper Things Are Called...   Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:05 pm

silverfox103 wrote:
Geez Justin

This is the first posting, that I have seen by you, other than the "my car doesn't work, now what", in a long time.

I know right?! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Dunno What These 9C1 Bumper Things Are Called...   Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:22 pm

Cadet57 wrote:
silverfox103 wrote:
Matt is correct, bumperettes is what they are called.

Tom

Thanks. I saw them on this car, then the 9C1 and then my brain started turning...





Time to find bumperettes! SUPER!

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A few years ago, those old NOS kits were all over ebay for cheap, but I never got them because my Chevy had the smooth bumpers with the bumper bolts in them. Now they are less common to pop up and are more money!

The vehicle that taught me what bumperettes were as a wee lad, as well as the term "butterfly windows":



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PostSubject: Re: Dunno What These 9C1 Bumper Things Are Called...   Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:38 am

They look a lot like FWB ones. Ask Crovo if he still has the ones he took off the slut.
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PostSubject: Re: Dunno What These 9C1 Bumper Things Are Called...   Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:30 am

He asked him that way back. Wasnt a smooth dismount.
Trash can ate them up.
Justin's doomed to saying "bumperettes" to the JY guys for now.

Speaking of slut.....waiting for it..... bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Dunno What These 9C1 Bumper Things Are Called...   Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:18 am

I had a 1972 Buick Electra, a long long time ago, and I bought the bumperettes from the Sears Catalogue.

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PostSubject: Re: Dunno What These 9C1 Bumper Things Are Called...   Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:21 pm

Matt Trakker wrote:
Well, they don't actually look like the push bar that came on those.

Personally I call them "bumperettes", but I've seen them called other things too.

I've also heard them called bumperetts, but I believe the best most historically accurate term is "over-rider".

I don't think that it much matters, because these names get used and mis-used so often that in time, any wrong term becomes the correct term.

In the transit bus world, bumperetts are the lower side panels, below the belt-line, just behind the front and ahead of the rear bumpers.

In the old days, these side bumper extensions on american cars were called "wing guards", and british & other european cars have shared in this terminology & usage.

The term "Over-rider" makes sense, when you think about what happens when cars making contact with each other when their bumpers were only a few inches in height of chromed steel mounted on spring steel impact absorbing brackets.

It would be very common with those old softly sprung cars when in an accident for their bumpers to ride "over" and past each other causing lots of sheet metal damage.

Later on, the manufacturers just added them to the front & rear bumpers of cars, much the way 20 years prior, they added "trunk-humps" that were nothing more than stylistic "vestigal", "continental-kit" trunk mounted "spare-tire enclosures"

Out of curiosity, I researched these terms in modern usage, and did find quite a bit of evidence that these terms & usages are still evolving as we speak.

I also assume that the main difference between large "over-riders" and proper "push-bars" would be that in any well designed push-bar, they should be mounted very sturdily to the vehicle's chassis, and not just conveniently attached to the metal bumper sub-structure.

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PostSubject: Re: Dunno What These 9C1 Bumper Things Are Called...   Sun Nov 06, 2011 2:30 pm

The push bar that came off my 9C1 was mounted to the support underneath the bumper cover. They are generally put on police cars to move "debris" from a roadway, without screwing up the sheet metal and paint on the cruiser.

The ones Justin is looking for appear to be used for looks and extra rot spots. But could make a nice look to a white wagon with after market chrome trim Very Happy I havnt seen it yet, you could pioneer a new "old school" look tho!
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PostSubject: Re: Dunno What These 9C1 Bumper Things Are Called...   Sun Nov 06, 2011 4:36 pm

MASShole9C1 wrote:
I havnt seen it yet, you could pioneer a new "old school" look tho!

Exactly what I am going for. Arrow

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PostSubject: Re: Dunno What These 9C1 Bumper Things Are Called...   Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:27 pm

Since these 9C1 style ones are probably going to be the most unobtainable of unobtanium I think I may have found a suitable replacement:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/170721204662?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
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PostSubject: Re: Dunno What These 9C1 Bumper Things Are Called...   Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:17 pm

So were you the winning bid?

I was soooo looking forward to hearing about you going to Hollands and asking
Bob in Billerica to buy bumperettes Razz

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