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Old 03-22-2005, 18:01   #1 (permalink)
Matt
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Messed my Aerostar Bumper Up

Today something aweful happened. I was out in the sticks in Florida,
Apollo Beach it's called. I entered I75 and as soon as the ramp dumps me
on the interstate, my lane is coming to an end with orange cones.
Usually the cones are placed gradually so you can react safely. But they
weren't, and I had a semi coming up fast on my left, determined not to
let me in. I had no choice but to hit the brakes and drive into the
cones. When I assessed the damage there were a couple long cracks all
the way through the bumper. And my USF plate all bent up.

I was looking bumpers up online. It's called a bumper cover and
suprisingly it's not expensive, $75 to $85. You can get them with or
without molding. I might have a friend who can hook me up a paint job.

I have a really clean '93, it's the nicest thing I've ever owned.

Matt
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Old 03-22-2005, 19:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Messed my Aerostar Bumper Up

On Wed, 23 Mar 2005 01:13:22 GMT, Matt <mcollins_fl@yahoo.com> wrote:

>Today something aweful happened. I was out in the sticks in Florida,
>Apollo Beach it's called. I entered I75 and as soon as the ramp dumps me
>on the interstate, my lane is coming to an end with orange cones.
>Usually the cones are placed gradually so you can react safely. But they
>weren't, and I had a semi coming up fast on my left, determined not to
>let me in. I had no choice but to hit the brakes and drive into the
>cones. When I assessed the damage there were a couple long cracks all
>the way through the bumper. And my USF plate all bent up.
>
>I was looking bumpers up online. It's called a bumper cover and
>suprisingly it's not expensive, $75 to $85. You can get them with or
>without molding. I might have a friend who can hook me up a paint job.
>
>I have a really clean '93, it's the nicest thing I've ever owned.
>
>Matt



Good truck, cheap parts, if you get the replacement the same colour no
need to paint. Most are painted silver no?
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Old 03-22-2005, 19:01   #3 (permalink)
Mortimer Schnerd, RN
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Re: Messed my Aerostar Bumper Up

Some ga wrote:
>> I was looking bumpers up online. It's called a bumper cover and
>> suprisingly it's not expensive, $75 to $85. You can get them with or
>> without molding. I might have a friend who can hook me up a paint job.

>
> Good truck, cheap parts, if you get the replacement the same colour no
> need to paint. Most are painted silver no?



I got backed into by a garbage truck once and ordered a bumper cover on the
internet for my old '89 Taurus. The first one arrived broken but the
replacement was perfect. What it wasn't was finish painted. It was grey as I
recall but I still had to have it painted. The end result was most excellent.

I made quite a profit off the deal as the city paid me around $1000 or so for a
repair that cost me about $350 in parts plus a six pack of imported beer for the
painting.



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Mortimer Schnerd, RN

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Old 03-23-2005, 10:02   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Messed my Aerostar Bumper Up

My Aerostar has the factory paint job. It's a real light golden brown. I
was just out there looking at again this morning. You don't really
notice it until you get down on all 4's. It's probably not worth
replacing for now. The cracks happened around the bottom bolts. But the
top bolts are fine, it's not going anywhere. Maybe I'll fix the cracks
with some kind of epoxy.

Matt

Some ga wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Mar 2005 01:13:22 GMT, Matt <mcollins_fl@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>
>>Today something aweful happened. I was out in the sticks in Florida,
>>Apollo Beach it's called. I entered I75 and as soon as the ramp dumps me
>>on the interstate, my lane is coming to an end with orange cones.
>>Usually the cones are placed gradually so you can react safely. But they
>>weren't, and I had a semi coming up fast on my left, determined not to
>>let me in. I had no choice but to hit the brakes and drive into the
>>cones. When I assessed the damage there were a couple long cracks all
>>the way through the bumper. And my USF plate all bent up.
>>
>>I was looking bumpers up online. It's called a bumper cover and
>>suprisingly it's not expensive, $75 to $85. You can get them with or
>>without molding. I might have a friend who can hook me up a paint job.
>>
>>I have a really clean '93, it's the nicest thing I've ever owned.
>>
>>Matt

>
>
>
> Good truck, cheap parts, if you get the replacement the same colour no
> need to paint. Most are painted silver no?

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Old 03-24-2005, 04:01   #5 (permalink)
sleepdog@optonline.net
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Re: Messed my Aerostar Bumper Up

I messed up my bumper really bad on my 90 Escort GT, needs a whole new
front bumper cover. The only primer'ed replacements I can find are in
the $200-300 range.

Easier to find a matching color salvage, going at about $100-150, just
requires travel since some places won't ship.

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Old 03-24-2005, 10:01   #6 (permalink)
Matt Collins
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Re: Messed my Aerostar Bumper Up

The Aerostar would have looked good with a nice chrome bumpers, shaped
to fit the van of course. They would be tougher, and give it a more
rugged full size van look.


Some ga wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Mar 2005 01:13:22 GMT, Matt <mcollins_fl@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>
>>Today something aweful happened. I was out in the sticks in Florida,
>>Apollo Beach it's called. I entered I75 and as soon as the ramp dumps me
>>on the interstate, my lane is coming to an end with orange cones.
>>Usually the cones are placed gradually so you can react safely. But they
>>weren't, and I had a semi coming up fast on my left, determined not to
>>let me in. I had no choice but to hit the brakes and drive into the
>>cones. When I assessed the damage there were a couple long cracks all
>>the way through the bumper. And my USF plate all bent up.
>>
>>I was looking bumpers up online. It's called a bumper cover and
>>suprisingly it's not expensive, $75 to $85. You can get them with or
>>without molding. I might have a friend who can hook me up a paint job.
>>
>>I have a really clean '93, it's the nicest thing I've ever owned.
>>
>>Matt

>
>
>
> Good truck, cheap parts, if you get the replacement the same colour no
> need to paint. Most are painted silver no?

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