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EFV-8 Club Forum / General Mercury Discussion / Bumpers 1947 Merc Coupe 114X

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bigb609
10-12-2009 @ 10:25 AM
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Just wondering if anyone knows if the bumpers off of a 47 Ford will work for the above Car.
Anyone I have talked to in person around here,half have said yes and the other have said totally different bumper so could use a little help.
Also have the old bumpers but for the price of re chrome thought that could buy some repos from someplace if they are interchangeable
Thankx Brent

supereal
10-12-2009 @ 12:23 PM
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Brent: Finding even repro bumpers seems to be difficult today. I needed one for the rear of my '47 Ford, and all the usual vendors couldn't supply it. I finally bought one from the "Bumper Boyz", and it had excellent plating on both the face bar and the guards. I didn't have to supply the old ones, either. They have a web site, and often display at swap meets. Certainly, the price was right.

bigb609
10-12-2009 @ 12:49 PM
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Thankx I'll shoot them an email
Brent

ford38v8
10-12-2009 @ 5:27 PM
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Brent, The 114 is identical to the Ford but for various trim items. I suspect
that the bumper is interchangeable also, but cannot attest to it. Super's
recommendation of The Bumper Boyz is a good one. If your bumper is in
good shape, I'd think that's your best source for rechrome.

Alan

bigb609
10-12-2009 @ 9:02 PM
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I guess there is a difference here is the reply from Bumper Boyz

Hi
The 1946-8 Mercury bumpers are different
than a 46-8 Ford bumpers. The mercury bumpers
are much wider and heavier than the narrow sleek
Ford bumpers.

Just thought I would post for any future reference
Brent

TomO
10-13-2009 @ 8:07 AM
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Here is a photo of a 114 Mercury. As you can see there are several trim differences between it and a US Mercury.

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My Mercury Chassis Parts catalog does not include the 114 Mercury. Maybe one of our Canadian friends can supply the correct answer to your question.

Tom

This message was edited by TomO on 10-13-09 @ 8:08 AM

TomO
10-13-2009 @ 8:43 AM
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I guess that I need to figure out how to post photos on this forum. Here is another try.

Tom

ford38v8
10-13-2009 @ 5:36 PM
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Brent, the response you got from the Bumper Boyz refers to the American
Mercury. The Canadian Mercury "114" is basically just a Ford with
different trim.

Alan

trjford8
10-13-2009 @ 8:03 PM
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Brent, I would replate your original bumpers. They are spring steel and the repos are not.n Replating the originals will assure you that you have the correct bumpers on your car.

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