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#1 fryguy

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:17 PM

Looking for a set of 1938 Desoto bumpers to complete a project on a coupe I own. Bumper can be from a sedan as I don't think they were differences between body styles.


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#2 cpwalter

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:03 AM

Do you know what it looks like? I bought a front bumper that was supposed to be for a 1938 dodge coupe but was not correct. THis could be for a 38 DeSoto. It needs to be plated.

#3 fryguy

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:05 AM

Hi, yes it is a three ribbed bumper like the picture below. Let me know if this is something that looks like what you have


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Looking for a set of 1938 Desoto bumpers to complete a project on a coupe I own. Bumper can be from a sedan as I don't think they were differences between body styles.


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#4 keiser31

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:22 AM

Hi, yes it is a three ribbed bumper like the picture below. Let me know if this is something that looks like what you have


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That's a 1937. This is a 1938...

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Edited by keiser31, 18 November 2012 - 04:24 AM.

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#5 JACK M

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 05:12 PM

Yup. The 37 Desoto bumpers got all used up by those darn hot rodders in the 50s!
You can get extruded aluminum repops from a place in Vanc Wash. called Briz Bumpers.

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Edited by JACK M, 19 November 2012 - 05:17 PM.

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#6 fryguy

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:54 PM

Thanks for the replies. I guess I have a '37 desoto, lol. I received this in a trade and the title says '38 desoto. Looks like I will have a hard time finding a '37 bumper as they seem to have a double use. I guess I can check out the Briz bumper solution but I am not keen on having an aluminum bumper. Might have to inquire about getting it chromed



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#7 JACK M

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:31 PM

The 37 was the only year that used this bumper and they are rare.
I would suggest that if you have one you would be ahead to get yours replated.

Edited by JACK M, 27 November 2012 - 04:33 PM.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:03 PM

I saw this bumper on a 37 Chry Imp and thought that it was the wrong one. To many ribs and the guards were behind the bumper. The 37 Desoto and Chry Imp have a lot of similarities.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:05 PM

I saw this bumper on a 37 Chry Imp and thought that it was the wrong one. To many ribs and the guards were behind the bumper. The 37 Desoto and Chry Imp have a lot of similarities.

The upper half of the Chrysler bumper is ribbed. The whole DeSoto bumper is ribbed.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:36 PM

Keiser, I saw the all rib bumper with the guards on the back side of the bumper. It was on a 37 Chry Imp rumble seat coupe that was for sale in your neck of the woods up thier. I'm putting togather a 37 and i thought we had the wrong bumper.

#11 keiser31

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:15 PM

Keiser, I saw the all rib bumper with the guards on the back side of the bumper. It was on a 37 Chry Imp rumble seat coupe that was for sale in your neck of the woods up thier. I'm putting togather a 37 and i thought we had the wrong bumper.

Sounds like it had the wrong bumper on it. As I mentioned the Chrysler had only a few ribs on the upper half of the bumpers. The guards were in front of the bumper.

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Edited by keiser31, 10 January 2013 - 06:24 PM.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:51 PM

37 Chry bumpers 005.JPG The grey car is the one I'm putting togather, the red one is the one for sale in your area.

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