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Bumper Fillers
« on: December 08 2016, 07:34:52 PM »
Looking for opinions on bumper fillers.  I dont want to spend $600 on a set but dont want a cheap set I end up spending a huge amount of time on to make them work either.  Any input would be much appreciated.

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Re: Bumper Fillers
« Reply #1 on: December 08 2016, 08:23:08 PM »
I bought a pair of fiberglass ones off eBay years ago. I like em though I haven't had them painted yet . If I could swing the coin for the spoolfool rear I'd have one of those. But as of now I don't have rears. One of these days.
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Re: Bumper Fillers
« Reply #2 on: December 11 2016, 12:10:33 AM »
The Spoolfool look nice but are very expensive.

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Re: Bumper Fillers
« Reply #3 on: December 11 2016, 12:52:07 PM »
You can spend on the spoolfool fillers or you can get a cheap set and spend time fitting them. 
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Re: Bumper Fillers
« Reply #4 on: December 12 2016, 09:35:59 PM »
I too would like to get Spoolfool, but most of my expense when into remodeling our kitchen.
So I decided to get both front and rear bumper fillers for $120.00.
The seller has them now for $120.00 or best offer. http://www.ebay.com/itm/152338708891?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
I had to make minor holes adjustment, but overall not back fitting.
I'm in the process of sanding them down a bit; sanded the header panel, and now waiting for the summer to come since the garage is too cold to spray paint.
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Re: Bumper Fillers
« Reply #5 on: December 26 2016, 11:50:39 AM »
Just the feedback I was looking for.  Thanks. 

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Re: Bumper Fillers
« Reply #6 on: December 27 2016, 08:33:05 PM »
If you still have the original bumper fillers, you might want to reuse the support brackets that supported the original fillers to the car.
Example of pictures of what I used of the supported bumper fillers brackets.
I removed the brackets, fatten down the metal tabs, and cut off the flat sheet metal to act as a washer on the rear bumper fillers.
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Re: Bumper Fillers
« Reply #7 on: March 23 2017, 10:01:11 AM »
Time for rear fillers for the wife's 85 T.
I got a set of rears off Ebay for $150 shipped. They are made of ABS.
I think the finish is pretty good to paint as they are. Not many flaws in
the primer. I was afraid to go too low in price.
So far I had to trim around the license plate area to get it on.
I want to test fit before painting. I'll check back when I'm done.
ps, I don't see my pics in the preview of this post I hope they show up.

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Re: Bumper Fillers
« Reply #8 on: March 24 2017, 04:14:56 AM »
ABS is kinda scary.

You're basically taking a black VHS tape, making it concave, then pointing it at the sun.


There's no way that can work out well.
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Re: Bumper Fillers
« Reply #9 on: March 24 2017, 11:31:00 AM »
I'm not sure what you mean. Are you saying ABS are drape molded?
I had heard fiberglass rattles. I heard the flexible fillers need adhesion
improver and are not guaranteed if they are not painted professionally .
I have them fitted and now I'm sanding and painting. I have to admit,
I don't think I'd  get these for my black car.
But I think they will be fine on a white car.

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Re: Bumper Fillers
« Reply #10 on: March 24 2017, 11:48:08 AM »
How do the fiberglass rattle? I've had f/g fronts for years. One of these days I was going to buy the rears. I offered a seller $65 for a set on eBay but he wouldn't sell em at that price. I'll have to keep saving.
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Re: Bumper Fillers
« Reply #11 on: March 24 2017, 03:05:23 PM »
Neither of the two sets of fiberglass fillers I bought from Danko many years ago have ever rattled. ymmv
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Re: Bumper Fillers
« Reply #12 on: March 25 2017, 12:02:44 AM »
I've heard a lot of complaints about the Danko stuff, interesting that you guys have found them OK.  I have a set of the LQK fronts for the white car I will try when it warms up.
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Re: Bumper Fillers
« Reply #13 on: March 25 2017, 04:11:29 PM »
I read on the other board about fiberglass rattling. I guess from being inside the bumper and either the bumper and or the fillers bouncing up and down. But if guys have them and they work fine great. Maybe I try them when I need fronts.
 I finished up the rear today. I'm happy with the result but I don't think I'd buy these again.
I found the tail-light didn't fit because of the corner of the filler. I had to file some material off so the tail light would
go back in properly.  It seems the driver's side doesn't fit as well as the passenger side. I had more fitting to do on that side.
 I also found that the passenger side hangs lower on the bumper because the lip is shorter. So I put some 1/4" rubber in there to make it similar as the driver side after I installed everything.

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Re: Bumper Fillers
« Reply #14 on: March 25 2017, 10:04:48 PM »
Looks your work paid off. They look nice!
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