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Hello from NC. We just bought our son his first car. It's a cherry 1989 Escort Wagon LX, ONE owner with get this: 50,000 miles. Literally driven by an older couple to church on Sunday, pretty much. It was their second car. It's perfect, no rust and I won't even tell you how little we paid for it. The only thing is she back into something and broke the rear bumper cover. We're having trouble locating one. Can anyone help?? We've been searching every site on the internet that I can find. Don't have a lot of money to invest, but really proud of our son for liking a 20 year old station wagon for his first car. We want to keep it as nice as we can. The original sticker and all the paperwork were in the glove box. Cool! We're even making a copy of the title for fun. This is a great site. Glad I found it. Thanks for helping if you can.
 

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Welcome to the forum. I also congratulate your son on picking an older car - and finding parts for it can be one of the pleasures. Like a video game combined with a reality show, but actually 'real'.
All I can recommend is doing google/internet searches. I found some results using the search words "+ford +escort +bumper +rear" The plus signs tell the search engine to only show sites having all 4 words. You can also get results by doing a google search for "+craigslist +ford +escort +bumper", or even "+craigslist +ford +escort +parts". And of course searching on www.craigslist.org itself - but changing the metropolitan areas to find things in a wider search range. And of course calling around to salvage yards in your region. Although few of them would still have a car as old as a 1989, you can ask them if they have any recommendations.
I found a rear bumper for my 92 Escort on ebay, and won it for $50 plus shipping. The trouble was the seller couldnt find anyone to ship it. It was a smidgen too long for UPS or Fedex: But but they only lived 40 miles from a town where I needed to drive to on a business trip, so I picked it up in person.
I have two 2nd generation Escorts, a 92 and a 94. Since they are now getting scarce in junkyards, I may need to buy a parts car from a private owner, and strip it for things I need. While many folks dont live in places where this is feasable, its the lowest cost way to have a pile of spare goodies in the garage or basement.
Good Luck...
 
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