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I'm missing a piece of the impact strip on my rear bumper (83 Caprice ), does anyone know what other years of this car used the exact same part ?
 

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Well, I have an 82 and mine looked exactly the same way.
Mine was damaged aswell so I removed it. Do not know where to find them new. But Id say e-bay is a pretty safe bet.
 

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Thanks Roggan , there is nothing on there at the moment.
 

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Ah, well. If I find it somewhere, Ill let you know. And vice versa would be swell aswell... ;)
 

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You got it Roggan :beer: If I ever find any I will let you know , I assume the bumpers on an 82 and 83 are the same unless anyone can disprove that :hope:
 

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see if you can find a place that sells the bumper, and ask them if they know about the impact strip
 

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It seems pretty generic...have you looked at any Olds or Pontiacs that might have had them? May be able to track one down through another marque..
 

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I just removed it all and tried to make it look well without them. But my car is kinda stripped from all chrome and other trims.
 

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that's what I woulda done, doesn't look all that attractive anyways, but to each his own..is it stuck on or are there holes left behind? That would suck if there were holes..
 

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There are holes and the strip is kind of glued or melted onto the bolts that holds the bumper.... Its old american quality, not flipping glue. "BOLT the strip on there so it stays on dammit!" :eek:k3:
 

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Could find an earlier bumper say from 77 up through 85 I think. Mine are all solid chrome covered, did not come with the strips. Otherwise you will have to find some universal stuff to put on yours.
 

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^ Perhaps because yours an Impala? Some different stylings there? Id like to have it all chrome. Might do that one day. Not that expensive to have it done here I understand. Just need to weld the holes.


Man you Imp looks good Kenny! Its rolling down the road majesticly in my head every time I see your sign pic! lol!
 

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As a newby here I thank you all for the input , if I can't find original I will look into after market stripping as I don't like a bumper full of holes. The shop where I'm getting the car repainted in about 3weeks is going to replace all the side mouldings with new stuff (mid body not the bottom stainless steel) And yes I have the original stainless steel wire hub caps. They shine up exectionally well , I don't recomend this for aluminum , but for stainless steel just use a small paint brush with the household product "CLR"
 

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Roggan , there was a set (front & rear) on ebay a couple of weeks back , they went for $360 ...CRAZY:dizzy: but I did find out the part numbers...
1980 to 1985 Caprice Front strip #14010521 or 522
Rear Strip # 14010561 or 562

My local GM dealer says they were just removed from the parts catalouge a year ago :BangHead::BangHead: but he put me onto an after market supplier who says they are available for $51 each. I will let you know when I get the info.
 

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Roggan , there was a set (front & rear) on ebay a couple of weeks back , they went for $360 ...CRAZY:dizzy: but I did find out the part numbers...
1980 to 1985 Caprice Front strip #14010521 or 522
Rear Strip # 14010561 or 562

My local GM dealer says they were just removed from the parts catalouge a year ago :BangHead::BangHead: but he put me onto an after market supplier who says they are available for $51 each. I will let you know when I get the info.
wow! Thanks a bunch!:eek:k3:
 

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Roggan..... PM sent :eek:k3:
 

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I installed new impact strips today , will post photos tomorrow , looks good :beer:
 

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Did you end up paying 51 bucks each? Looking forwrd to pics!
 

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Now I want to move to Canada so I can buy locally! ;)
 
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