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I'm so desperate for a rear bumper!

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  1. Kara A

    Kara A FEOA Member

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    Hey guys!
    I'm new here just made an account because im running on week 2 of being in the dog house. I hit my husbands daily since high school (03) ...zx2 1999...in the rear bumper. While he was in it....
    It seems maybe I should have hit it ANYWHERE ELSE. I have looked on every parts store, I have been to every salvage yard (about 5) in the area. All the rear bumpers are missing!!! I dont even care what color it is!!! I asked if I could just buy him a ricer bumper. Nope! Mind you, my mazda is fine, not a scratch. His shattered like glass! Im about ready to just fabricate one out of duct tape!
    So the question is. Anything i can do? Retrofit? I SWEAR it looks like a 96 mustang bumper will fit...
  2. ZX2.0

    ZX2.0 FEOA Member

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    Yep, they are made of glass. I was cleaning my trunk and my hand slipped off the edge of the lower trunk opening and broke my bumper cover. What part of the country are you in? I'm in So Cal and finally found a decent one in a yard near me, but haven't put it on yet.

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  3. Kara A

    Kara A FEOA Member

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    I'm in wash DC NOVA area. I wouldn't be so desperate if it wasnt still his daily. 300k mi still running. Ive bought him 3 cars since then, all have had engine failure or crashed by him since then. So its always back to the zx2. So if i dont get one,we are commuting together in my car! Im not sure we both agree on how to drive one car together..
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    Gamer92 FEOA Donator

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  5. ZX2.0

    ZX2.0 FEOA Member

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    What a sec.... You have bought him 3 cars? Lucky guy. And now he won't drive the ZX2 because it has a cracked bumper?

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  6. Kara A

    Kara A FEOA Member

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    Thank you so much!!! I found one on car part.com about 200mi away lol. And yes, i gave him MY 2003 supercharged cobra. I had the blower sent out and ported, venom cooler...massive tires. He drove that into a lexus and a corolla on 66. Totalled (i thew up at the salvage yard seeing it.) I then bought him a 2007 mazdaspeed3. He then sent a piston through the block. I bought then a 2003 mach1. That one the timing chain broke and interference motor. No ones fault. But YES!! I KEEP ASKING WHY. Why cant you drive w.o the bumper? He says it looks stupid...
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  7. Joey_Twowagons

    Joey_Twowagons FEOA Member

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    Maybe instead of continually replacing cars, you need to replace the husband.
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  8. Kara A

    Kara A FEOA Member

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    LOL! You're not wrong....
  9. austin86

    austin86 That nut who spends way to much on a escort.

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    Don't take this the wrong way, but something is off here.
    like the wife is giving the husband all the nice fast cars and he crashing and blowing the motors up?
    And he will not to drive a car with a bad bumper?

    Anyway joking aside why not drive the zx2 yourself and let him drive your daily?
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  10. Kara A

    Kara A FEOA Member

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    Simple. He wont take care of shit. Pardon my French. The heater core is broken so there is no heat, there is no AC its broken too . There is antifreeze leaking into the floor boards, and he fills that up weekly. Oil...well i offered to have a shop do the oil, he thinks its pissing money away and he will do it himself, then doesnt. I got windshield wipers at costco for him he still hasnt put on. It got a bad misfire and swears it cant be the plugs. Sooooo i have to let him drive the last nice car we have...and me and my child have to get in the death trap (2 door?) Its kinda cold...
    Ive literally thot about putting tags on my drag fox. But i would need a fuel conv. And headlights...
  11. austin86

    austin86 That nut who spends way to much on a escort.

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    Oh I see now. It thought the car was in better shape then that.
    I personally would not put the money into a bumper then. The leaking heater core and misfire should be fixed first if not the husband first.
    I mean you gave him 3 nice cars and he totaled them and now having totaled the 3 nice cars he will not drive a leaking misfiring zx2 because of a bad bumper? I say make him drive it.
    But then again I'm kidna hard and not always the best person to get along with when someone pulls shit.
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  12. ZX2.0

    ZX2.0 FEOA Member

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    This was my first thought, but didn't want to go there.

    Maybe get him a bicycle and a nice heavy jacket. No reason for you and your child to suffer because of his lack of respect for property. Anyways, wish you the best on getting out if the dog house

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    If you're looking for another husband and if you're going to continue to buy him nice cars look no further. LOL I may be old enough to be your dad but at least I know how to take care of a car. My daily driver an '02 Escort was hit a few years ago and the damage was about $2900. The damage exceeded what I paid for the car so I just pocketed the money and kept driving it as is. It's not pretty but the money I got out of it paid more than half what I paid for my '16 Nissan Versa when I bought it a year ago. I just couldn't see putting the money back into a car with about 125K miles on it at the time, now it's got 197K miles. My Versa was in an accident and was totaled by the insurance company and auctioned off when it had 10K miles. Someone bought it and repaired it which branded it with a rebuilt title so I got practically a new car for $5300. If you look closely you can tell the car has been repaired but the average person on the street would never know.
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    88ESCORTV6 The Alpha Of The Omega

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    Crazy Ray's / LKQ does show inventory and pictures of the cars in their yard. Just periodically check their inventory until one shows up. It could take months, but between now and then, you can always do this:
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    If you want to get fancy, you can paint it.
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    I see they make those bumpers for both first and second generation Escorts!
  17. Kara A

    Kara A FEOA Member

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    Lololol! This was exactly what i said to him. I said i was done and over it, get a damn 2x4 and screw it in! After car going through car part the one that was listed was in error. So it was back to no bumper again. Im just so tempted to cruise through walmart parking lots lol! Just gotta keep checking the yards over and over.
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    Depending on where you are there may be a Pull-A-Part near you. They are mostly in the southeastern US but their parts are really cheap. Go to www.pullapart.com to find their locations. It's not uncommon for them to have older models too. I just checked the price of a bumper cover at Pull-A-Part in Nashville and with the environmental fee it is $41.69 plus tax.
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    If you want to come to Lancaster, PA I can get you one.
  20. Kara A

    Kara A FEOA Member

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    Thanks for the help guys! I ended up driving to Tennessee and got one. Was red, car is black. Was in good shape. Just plasti dipped it then glossed it. Looks decent, but the best part on the car now! Thanks for all ur help!!!
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