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Hello I have 74 TII and I'm in need of a euro style rear bumper. I'm tired of looking at the bench they call a bumper on the back of my car. Please text me at 864-376-5600

Thanks!

There are at least two meanings to "euro style" rear bumper in this context:

1.) A rear bumper that is not an anodized aluminum "big bumper" found on the '74-'76 cars; this replacement bumper is U.S.-spec, but it's chromed steel and it's of a pre-'74 style; or

2.) A rear bumper that has the license plate lights recessed into the top of the bumper; these were not U.S.-spec. The U.S. D.O.T. mandated that U.S. cars have protruding lights on either side of the license plate, and U.S. license plates were narrower than many non-U.S. plates, so the spacing of those U.S.-spec lights was dictated by U.S. license plate dimensions. Whereas you couldn't officially import a car with these "euro style" bumpers during the '02 era (you had to add U.S.-style license plate lights and de-activate the bumper-mounted lights), you can find examples in the U.S. today. If you're installing one of these bumpers, you're probably removing your U.S.-style license plate holder and lights.

I'd guess that most "U.S. bumper converters" simply use a pre-'74 U.S.-spec bumper -- without license plate lights -- to do these conversions (definition 1.), but I've also seen conversions using the true euro-style rear bumpers (definition 2.).

Good luck with your project.

Steve

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There are at least two meanings to "euro style" rear bumper in this context:

1.) A rear bumper that is not an anodized aluminum "big bumper" found on the '74-'76 cars; this replacement bumper is U.S.-spec, but it's chromed steel and it's of a pre-'74 style; or

2.) A rear bumper that has the license plate lights recessed into the top of the bumper; these were not U.S.-spec. The U.S. D.O.T. mandated that U.S. cars have protruding lights on either side of the license plate, and U.S. license plates were narrower than many non-U.S. plates, so the spacing of those U.S.-spec lights was dictated by U.S. license plate dimensions. Whereas you couldn't officially import a car with these "euro style" bumpers during the '02 era (you had to add U.S.-style license plate lights and de-activate the bumper-mounted lights), you can find examples in the U.S. today. If you're installing one of these bumpers, you're probably removing your U.S.-style license plate holder and lights.

I'd guess that most "U.S. bumper converters" simply use a pre-'74 U.S.-spec bumper -- without license plate lights -- to do these conversions (definition 1.), but I've also seen conversions using the true euro-style rear bumpers (definition 2.).

Good luck with your project.

Steve

Thank you for this information!

I have a driver quality rear bumper. $150. + shipping US only

Can you text me some photos please? Or email them to [email protected]

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