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At this point I do not know what is going to happen.  The one from Quality is guaranteed.  If it is no good, no way will it go on RedBird, the body shop will send it back.  

If I cannot find one locally in the next 2 days I'm afraid we won't be going to the Black Bear Festival.  What a shame!  I wouldn't want her to be shown incomplete.  I just don't know what to do.  I'm very upset at Quality!!!

Jai

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UPDATE...

I spoke with the owner of the mass of Z cars and parts in Cleveland, Tn. that "thumpgun" has been involved with.  IF a great condition bumper is among them, and they will send photos of it to Rex at the body shop, Rex will send a worker there to pick it up.  This is really big!  The owner is attempting to get this information now.  He can't  do it himself,  as he is in FL and won't be back to Cleveland until tomorrow.   But he will let me know asap.  

Second choice is that if I have to accept the dented one from Quality, Rex said he can have it repaired AND re-chromed!  I can get it on for the car show, and return it for those repairs afterward.

Light at the end of the tunnel.

I'll  keep you posted.  Thanks for the good thoughts and prayers!

Jai

 

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A bumper off one of the cars in Cleveland is not happening.  The owner has said he is not interested in selling any parts, wanting to keep them all to make as many complete Z's as possible out of them.

Back to square 1, waiting to see what the bumper from Quality looks like when it gets here Friday.  Rex has said if it is not perfect that I can have them put it on anyway, go to the car show, and back to have it taken off and repaired/re-chromed after that.  I think this is the best compromise I can come up with.  I have gone nuts trying to locate others.

I have run out of other options.  Anyone have any?

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 I think the latest option is probably the most realistic. Any discount available for the less than perfect bumper and will the insurance cover the extra expense of repair and re-chrome? Good luck at the show this weekend.

 Question for the knowledgeable. Are the bumper guards from a 77 compatible (current wrecked bumper) with the bumper guards on an early 76 (replacement bumper)? It would be nice to be able to select the best looking ones from either bumper.

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Just now, Mark Maras said:

 I think the latest option is probably the most realistic. Any discount available for the less than perfect bumper and will the insurance cover the extra expense of repair and re-chrome? Good luck at the show this weekend.

 Question for the knowledgeable. Are the bumper guards from a 77 compatible (current wrecked bumper) with the bumper guards on an early 76 (replacement bumper)? It would be nice to be able to select the best looking ones from either bumper.

Mark,

I don't  know about a Discount from Quality if the bumper is not as they said.  That will be between the body shop and Quality to determine.

As to the bumper removal after the show, fixing it, and re-chromed it, yes the body shop/insurance company will cover those charges.  I don't  know if the '76/'77 bumper guards are interchangeable.  I hope someone else can answer that.

Thanks all...

Jai

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Hi all,

I'm  leaning to going to the Black Bear Festival without a bumper, and explaining to the judges the problem with Quality.   I think showing her sparkling pretty and clean will have more sway with the judges, than having a ghoulish grin with the torn up old bumper on.  It will all play out tomorrow if the Quality bumper arrives and if it is as good as they sold it for.  If no on either of those, we will show up sparkling without a bumper.  

Thoughts?

Thanks all...

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Hi all,

Redbird is finally home!  ROFL  After some pushing Quality sent the bumper yesterday, and it arrived today.  I had suggested very strongly to them that their error in not sending it before and after it was paid for,  was a poor business practice, and it needed to be sent overnight.  Cannot say for sure, but that was a quick shipment from Virginia.  

At any rate it is on RB.  It is not perfect, but it is not awful either.  The left and right rubber corners did not come, so they will be searched out and added just as soon as they are found.  As well as the rubber strip going from side to side.

Off to the Black Bear Festival bright and early in the morning....

Thanks for all folks...

Jai

 

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A WIN AT BLACK BEAR FESTIVAL...

Wow what fun we had!  It was a long day, Lissa and I were exhausted.  I just sorted the photos and chose which ones I wanted to share to show the days experiences.

Thank everyone again for all your help.  I need to ask about the headlight tho, kinda looks like something is missing.  A chrome ring around it?  Also, I have spotted some parts that could be put into the blank area where the rubber corner goes.  Have to research the name.  Thinking they could be painted red, as they are not chrome.  Please chime in on these questions.  I need to have something in that hole.  The body shop says they will get the needed parts that did not come with the bumper.  So that is good.

Jai

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Thanks Cliff.  She wins everyones hearts whever she goes.  But did not win in the dog show.  That's ok, she is the Queen Of Hearts.

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I believe we can thank the Canadians for that movie? And another favorite of mine is Super Troopers.

The thing about Canadian humor to me is it not funny right of the bat but then after 10 or 17 times its funny like Hades. 

Like Monty Python to a 13 year old, it grows on ya.

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