Stock Bumper for 2004 PT Cruiser Limited Edition?

Discussion in 'PT Cruiser' started by Panther, Apr 19, 2004.

  1. Panther

    Panther Guest

    I'm interested in replacing the bumpers on my new Purple Woody PT
    Cruiser with the dark gray plastic stock bumpers. Yes, I know I'm
    screwing with the styling of the car, but I'd like to have a real
    bumper, not a scraper. I'm told a stock bumper can be bolted on by a
    body shop, but I'm also told the stock bumper will not replace the
    purple enamel bumper currently on the PT without some kind of

    Does anyone here know what that modification would be and where I
    might be able to buy a dark gray stock bumper that would fit the 2004
    PT Limited Edition?

    Panther, Apr 19, 2004
  2. Panther

    Mark Stuart Guest

    I don't know where you heard that the replacement bumper needs
    modification. When my Cruiser was in the shop for a parking lot
    mishap, I inquired about replacing the bumper with the newer body color
    bumper and the body shop manager said it was a simple bolt off, bolt on
    operation, just the cost of the bumper.
    If you want a "real" bumper, then get the chrome bumper shells and have
    a real metal chrome bumper, not the body color bumper. Sometimes it is
    sold on ebay. It is available online from many pats sources for after
    market PT parts.

    Mark Stuart, Apr 20, 2004
  3. Panther

    Panther Guest

    Dear Mark,
    Dear Mark,

    Thanks for your post. Regarding the modification info: I got that
    word from the dealer. I went to their parts department. They called
    their body show and were told stock bumpers were not a simple swap out
    with the enamel bumper of the 2004 PT LE. They said the bumper would
    have to be "modified". On your advice, I'll ask another body shop
    what they think of that answer.

    Regarding the chrome bumper shell: I looked into that but every site I
    found said these chrome bumper guards fit over the standard stock
    bumper only. How can I be sure they will fit over the the purple
    enamel bumper of my new car, and how can I be sure this new thin
    chrome bumper won't scratch up the paint of the purple bumper, either
    by its installation or by not fully protecting the paint underneath?

    What are you thoughts?
    Panther, Apr 20, 2004
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