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Mopar elastomeric bumpers
Posted by sunny on Monday, March 12, 2007 11:21 AM
I was just wondering which colors were available with elastomeric bumpers on our beloved Muscle Mopars : 70&71 Cudas, 70 Challengers, 71 Chargers&Roadrunners...

I believe they were combined most High Impact colors. I've seen so many of them in Rallye red, Lemon twist or Sassy grass green, but never in Gold leaf or Formal black...

Is there any chart or does any expert (Hi Fury3 Big Smile) know ?

Thanks guys Thumbs Up

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Posted by mopar mad aussie on Monday, March 12, 2007 11:25 PM
I'm not 100% sure but I think your right. I checked my reference books and nothing I think an expert like Fury3 is going to be your best bet. I've seen a B5 or B7 '71 Charger with the elastomeric bumpers and the '71 'Cuda has me stumped you see them with chrome bumpers and body colour grilles, elastomeric bumpers and argent silver grilles, elastomeric bumpers and body colour grille and front elastomeric and rear chrome ? I'm just as confused as you are. Sales brouchures would help here to. But being mopars anythings possible!
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Posted by slantasaurus on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 12:16 AM
The info I have is incomplete, but here is what I have.
1970 Barracuda / 'cuda:
EB5 Bright Blue metallic
FC7 In Violet metallic
FE5 Rallye Red
EF8 Ivy Green metallic
FJ5 Limelight
FK5 Deep Burnt Orange metallic
EW1 Alpine White
TX9 Black Velvet
FY1 Lemon Twist
Rallye Red is the ONLY color listed for rear elastomeric bumper
1971 Barracuda / 'cuda : no info
1970 Challenger : no info
1971 Challenger :
GB5 Bright Blue metallic
GY3 Citron Yella
EV2 Hemi Orange
FJ6 Green Go
1971 Road Runner / GTX : no info
1971 Charger / Super Bee :
GB5 Bright Blue metallic
GY3 Citron Yella
EV3 Hemi Orange
FJ6 Green Go
FC7 Plum Crazy
71 Charger/Super Bee elastomeric bumpers N/A with consealed headlights (flip ups)
I'm sure Fury 3 has a more complete list, the source I'm using is notoriously WRONG. But, what I have included IS correct, just incomplete. I'm digging for more reference and might update.......
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Posted by ViperDave on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 1:27 AM
On note on the 71 Chargers. They have painted bumpers as an option on the R/T and Superbee and not with the hidden headlight option. They aren't covered with elastomeric. Both front and rears are just painted without being chromed. On the 71 GTX and Road I believe the front bumper was covered and had a little bit of a lip over the headlights but the rear bumper was just painted.
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Posted by MLOMAKA on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 7:29 AM
I am going to wait for Fury to finally have a good list of colors for these. Viper, the Chargers and RRs did come with elastomeric bumpers. The trick is finding an actual set. They are (or at least were) impossible to find. A lot of people do like I did on my 1:1 and just sand blast and paint the chrome ones to look like the rubber ones. The RR do have a different little lip from the chrome ones. The quickest way to tell at a glance if they are the real things is to look for the jack slots in the bumpers, the elastomeric ones do not have the slots you see on the chrome ones.Big Smile
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Posted by ViperDave on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 12:36 PM
The painted bumpers on the 71 Charger were the only year they were offered. If you look close you will see that they are only paint. I ordered my 71 Charger new and have looked a quite a few. The 71's didn't have the slot in the bumper. That came along in 72. You can see that in the 2 pics I posted. Also the "Chrysler Muscle Car parts interchange manual" states that on the 71 Chrome bumpers they can be interchanged with the ones with painted bumpers if you paint them the color needed.
I still have my Charger along with some other mopars. I had the bumpers re-chromed and didn't want to buy new ones because I didn't want the slots.
Thanks Dave.
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Posted by sunny on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 5:23 PM

This is good informations, guys.
Now that Revell is gonna release a (new ? ) 70 Cuda, slantasaurus's list is precious ! Thumbs Up

My biggest problem come from 71 Cudas. I got a dozen or so of them on my bench, and wanna build them factory-correct...

No problem with the black convert, the chrome bumpers remain. The next one is Rally red and now I know about the rear red bumper ! Great !!!
Just wondering about B5 blue now...

And I'd just re-launch the debate with shakers and grills.
Could you order silver shakers on 71 Cudas ? Did they come only with silver grills ?

Mopar questions are endless, and I hope this topic will give definite answers... Confused

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