difference in quality between repro rear 72 442 bumpers?

Old January 25th, 2019, 03:59 PM
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difference in quality between repro rear 72 442 bumpers?

Looking for info regarding any differences in quality between the available 72 442 rear bumpers - Goodmark, AMD and Golden Star appear to be the available brands. Prices appear to vary from about $300 to $450 between the brands but that isn't necessarily an indication of quality level with respect to finish and fit.

I recently came upon some customer reviews of the Goodmark which indicated it didn't fit well, that the tail light housing mounting holes were misaligned requiring a lot of reworking for better fit (though still not resolved).

the bumper on my ragtop is an older repop (or possibly an older factory rechrome) but it's a non-cutout piece and I'd like to replace it with a cutout bumper.

any experiences that can be shared would be great

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Old January 25th, 2019, 05:43 PM
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I have a Tamraz triple plated bumper on my 72. It has the cutouts. Its been on the car for about 9 years and there is no sign of it flaking. I had gotten my original non cut out bumper rechromed and once I place them side by side there was no difference in the quality of the the chrome. I have been very happy with the bumper and if I had to buy another one. There is another guy on the site, Allan who might chime in because he has one also.

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Old January 26th, 2019, 10:58 AM
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Hi Gary,
Yes I bought one from Tamraz too. Installed it back in 2012 (although bumper was bought in 2007). I compared the weight and finish of the OEM to repro and they are the same weight and thickness. Finish on the repro was actually better. The fit and finish of the bumper was excellent. IIRC it was Goldstar. Here's some pics of the install






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Old January 27th, 2019, 05:43 AM
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thanks guys - I'll definitely give Tamraz / Goldstar bumper a further look
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