What is this part called ? 73 Polara , Below rear bumper....

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  1. JoeyL

    JoeyL New Member

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    What is this part called ? Its for a 1973 Polara , it seems to be made of plexglass and located below the rear bumper .

    I need to see if I can find a replacement ,

    As you can see in the picture theres a hole on the right side .

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  2. cm23uoc

    cm23uoc Old Man with a Hat

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    I'd call it a rear valance Panel.
     
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  3. saforwardlook

    saforwardlook Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    I had my body/paint guy make one out of steel for my 73 Monaco. Problem solved.

    Use of fiberglass or plastic or whatever it is was one year only and a too cheap way out of making a proper die for a steel stamping.

    Even if you found an original one, it most likely is warped and questionable for use unless you don't care too much how good it looks.
     
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  4. JoeyL

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    I'm about to get a few chips in the paint touched up . I guess it would be best just to let the AutoBody Guy make a new piece out of metal like you said .
     
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    tbm3fan Senior Member

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    That looks like a piece broke off as I don't recall it being separate pieces when I went to work on it.

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