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1938 Desoto bumper wanted

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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post-78906-143139331479_thumb.jpgThe grey car is the one I'm putting togather, the red one is the one for sale in your area.

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