First Oops...Rear bumper filler panel

CaliWagon83

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Well...It was just a matter of time before I broke something...And it didn’t take long. I’m afraid it may be one of those “needle in a haystack” parts. Was unloading some of the cargo that came along with the wagon.

As I mentioned, the rear glass struts are shot, so I scrounged around the garage and found a trim piece. It was a little on the long side, but I used it anyway. I made the fatal mistake of propping it on the plastic filler panel between the bumper and tailgate.

A few minutes later, the glass fell, and the wood piece clanked to the ground. I was horrified to see what had happened. Not so much for the amount of damage, but the realization of how hard to find certain parts are. Again, if anyone knows where I could source one of these, or have any tricks for repairing it, let me know.

 
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Well...It was just a matter of time before I broke something...And it didn’t take long. I’m afraid it may be one of those “needle in a haystack” parts. Was unloading some of the cargo that came along with the wagon.

As I mentioned, the rear glass struts are shot, so I scrounged around the garage and found a trim piece. It was a little on the long side, but I used it anyway. I made the fatal mistake of propping it on the plastic filler panel between the bumper and tailgate.

A few minutes later, the glass fell, and the wood piece clanked to the ground. I was horrified to see what had happened. Not so much for the amount of damage, but the realization of how hard to find certain parts are. Again, if anyone knows where I could source one of these, or have any tricks for repairing it, let me know.

Ed,
I think those fillers are reproduced for your wagon in fiberglass. I'll have to see if I can find the particular vendor.
That's too bad about it getting broken. Don't give up hope.
 
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If you have all the pieces, you can glass it back together on the backside. Then, if you're feelin' froggy, make molds and sell 'glass repros to finance the project.
 
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They list them for the Malibu wagon, and those should work fine. Not a thing...
 
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Fiberglass would probably be fine for this piece, since it’s a non-stressed piece (until I got to it!) It’s really way down on my worry list in the greater scheme of things, but kind of a bummer in that it was a perfectly good piece until I ruined it.
 
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They list them for the Malibu wagon, and those should work fine. Not a thing...
Yeah, I imagine this should be a pretty universal piece between the A/G-Body wagons.
 
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Gentlemen,
You can't use the Malibu wagon rear fillers on the Buick. It would have to be for an Olds or Buick wagon only.
 
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