Jump to content

Recommended Posts

I am going to spring for a new set of bumpers on my 71 240. Anybody got a good place for new ones or completely refurbs? All i have found so far is a place in vietnam, on ebay, that sells an "identical" version in Stainless. Looks pretty good

but is almost $900 for bumpers, rubbers and overriders.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I bought the straight chrome from futofab and really like them. Cheaper shipping from him on the East coast side. They still look like the day I unboxed them. I was worried they may rust on the unseen insides but haven't.

Rubber's for tires not bumpers.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, AK260 said:

The rubber corners perished within 4 years

I Hate it when that happens.. When you pay a lot of money for basically junk..  I know we complain sometimes about prices but good stuff costs money.. i bought some new original  ones for 80-90 euro a piece and they are now 20 years old and are still looking good! 

Old bumperrubber can be rejuvenated bij soaking them in a bucket of hot water with a good amount of washing machine detergent! leave them in it for a week.. or 2!  You'll be surprised what comes out/off of these rubbers!  and how nice!  Ofcourse they have to be in one piece without cracks, very little cracks are gone after a good wash.. (It helps to heat up the water during the week of soak.. can be done with a heating element out of an old deep fryer.)

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, Wally said:

but is almost $900 for bumpers

Haha.. yeah thats cheap!!!  Overhere we pay 900 EURO!  for just one remake of 1 Bumper!!  (But then it must be said: it looks perfect..)  

(btw.. i got 4 sets of original(!)  bumpers left.. BUT they need a new layer of chrome to be perfect..)

Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, AK260 said:

I have these on my car and pretty happy with them! BUT ... if I did it again, I would buy them without the rubbers. The rubber corners perished within 4 years, and my car is garaged for 98% of its life!

https://groupharrington.com/product/datsun-240z-and-260z-bumpers/
 

The rubber on mine still look good 8 years later. I wonder if they had some quality issues between the time I purchased mine and when you bought yours.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I saw the ones at https://www.datsun-garage.com/products/front-and-rear-chrome-bumper-set-1970-72-240z

they seem to not have the rubber or an option to add rubber. Also no overriders. I kinda like the look with rubber on bumpers though.

 

Does anyone have preference over traditional real chrome plate vs. new polished stainless steel?

Link to post
Share on other sites

I think if I had my option I would go with hard chrome. I have the SS vietnam bumpers but they haven't been installed yet, but the SS is soft and damages easily. I believe the hard chrome would hold up better

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Y'all have some hard shelled bugs up that way with good aim I guess.  

I worry more about the rear lights than anything. I had a friend leave her bicycle in my garage after we rode one day. She left it behind the 240 on it's kickstand. I saw that the next morning and put it in the bed of my truck, outside the garage. Called and told her where it was and why. Haven't talked to her too much since then.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
The rubber on mine still look good 8 years later. I wonder if they had some quality issues between the time I purchased mine and when you bought yours.


I have to agree, I was surprised. To their credit they did send me a new set but in all honesty only the rear ones went on (last year) as I really couldn’t be bothered to remove the bumpers / had more pressing work on the car.

I believe they offer an option of having the bumpers without the rubber holes drilled but includes the rubbers in the package. That way you can have the option to install yourself or keep the corners shiny!

And I have to agree the S/S does pick up scratches more easily. However my father in-law’s experience convinced me I wanted S/S. You see, in the UK the weather is constantly humid even if you don’t drive in the wet. He had his Volvo 123 Amazon bumpers re-chromed and in under 10 years they started to go again. So when I met him (about 12 years ago), I helped him fit the Harrington bumpers and to this day they look stunning!
  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I believe that is the best argument for SS bumpers. Humid or salty environment. For me I could probably do either and they would last the rest of my life...

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Just bought a set from bumper automobile.com. There stainless steel that are chromed. Nice set around $700

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
19 hours ago, Wally said:

Does anyone have preference over traditional real chrome plate vs. new polished stainless steel?

Real Chrome stays shiny, where ss has to be polished more often to get it shiny..

7 hours ago, Yarb said:

There stainless steel that are chromed

So.. they chromed stainless steel ?? are you sure that it's chromed stainless?  Not just stainless with a high percentage of chrome IN it?  Do they use copper first and nickel? otherwise the chrome is not gona stick very well..   On the original steel bumpers there should go copper first then nickel and at the end chrome.. THEN you have a proper chromed part that will last a very long time.

If your bumper is only 700$  then they made a shortcut.. iow. it last not long.. half work....

esspecially with chromework, you get what you pay for!

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, Yarb said:

Just bought a set from bumper automobile.com. There stainless steel that are chromed. Nice set around $700

Thanks. this is the same place that sells on ebay, in Vietnam. So i dont think that is chrome, just very polished. If you look at images and video, the ebay ad has exact same images. Buying straight from them must be cheaper than ebay though. On ebay they cost $880. 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Datsun-240Z-bumper-with-rubber-with-over-rider/274698161323

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.