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RUH ROH!! (1/5)
 7/7/19 9:27pm
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas


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🤬 😡

So...I been out in the garage for the past 2-3 weekends doin some cleanin....need to make room for a future addition. Anywho...Wednesday, I bounced my leg off the front of the '74 while scoochin past it, and heard a noise, but dint really think that mooch aboot it...until today. I pull the cover back, and find this.....😭

 

 

 

 

SONOFAB👀CH!!

This is an original, GM, NOS urethane cover.....Golldang thing should have lasted longer than 21 years....dern thing will just fall apart in my hands now....



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Re: RUH ROH!! (2/5)
 7/7/19 10:47pm
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Twin Lakes, CO - USA

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SOLD - "The Toy" - 1970 Convertible
SOLD - "The Beast" - 1990 ZR-1 (#682)
"BLKBRRD" - 1978 Trans Am, 400ci/225hp, 4 spd, Black w/black interior, Hurst t-tops


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Been doin' a few too many leg curls me thinks...!!!  🤣

If N.O.S. means what I think it does wouldn't that make the "plastic" closer to 45 years old?  Technology being what it was back in the mid-70s I'm a little surprised that the bumper has lasted as long as it has.  Please don't get me wrong, having it disintegrate like it did does indeed SUCK...!!!  I do feel your pain.  😢

I wouldn't recommend another N.O.S. replacement as the same thing would likely happen.  Hopefully the aftermarket world has come up with a material with better longevity for those particular pieces.  



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Re: RUH ROH!! (3/5)
 7/7/19 11:16pm
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Overland Park, KS - USA

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1973 Orange Metallic Coupe (orig owner), L82, 4 spd (WR), PS, (A/C & PW (I installed from wrecked 73)), leather, AM/FM Stereo, ran with '65 FI unit earlier & will again some day.


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Mine started falling apart just sitting in the garage.  The other choices besides the urethane one is a fiberglass one or a Tru-Flex fiberglass one.  From what I've read, they both require "fitting".  I got a new one from GM about 15 years ago and it's still in the sealed plastic bag in a dark corner of the garage.  Still feels flexible but it's not painted yet.



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Re: RUH ROH!! (4/5)
 7/8/19 5:34pm
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Lodi, WI - USA

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1972 Targa Blue, T-Top, Saddle leather, 350 auto,numbers match, all original except '69 factory side exhaust. Previously owned: 1969 427, 390hp, 4sp, Riverside Gold coupe, factory side exhaust


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WOW  Howse yer leg?



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Re: RUH ROH!! (5/5)
 7/8/19 9:28pm
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas


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Old and lily white, Dean....lol 

Got a small cherry on it, but not too bad, all things considered. 😋



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