Front & Rear Bumper Trim - 78 Lemans

BronzeLemans78

BronzeLemans78

Not-quite-so-new-guy
May 6, 2020
23
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Anyone know where I could source replacement trim pictured? It's 1 3/4 in wide. Everything aftermarket that I've found is either 1 3/8 or 2 in, no one makes 1 3/4!!

This is plastic, and as you can see it's pulling away from the contours of the front bumper. I've removed the rear already figuring that it would be easy to source, but got surprised.

Should I not be able to source something, any ideas on alternatives to the trim? There's a channel that needs to be filled. I'd rather not put body filler in the car, but for the nose piece and rear bumper I might consider.

TIA for the feedback.
 
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PBGBodyFan

Master Mechanic
Mar 3, 2009
400
63
Wisconsin
I believe gbodyparts.com recently came out with a strip for the LeMans bumpers but can't find anything on their site, might be worth a call. Not sure how good of a match it was, I'd guess close but not perfect like most of the aftermarket trim seems to be. Some seems to be things found that match "close enough" but aren't really made for that purpose by 3M or the like.
 
79 USA 1

79 USA 1

G-Body Guru
Sep 2, 2011
606
93
Cheektowaga, New York
Have you checked Auto Zone or Advance auto stores for Chevy or GMC truck side door trim.
I know quite a few 78-80 Monte Carlo owners are using that style trim due to the mylar bumper strips being like hens teeth to locate.
 
Don57

Don57

Apprentice
Apr 12, 2009
67
18
St. John's, NL
The original factory moulding is pretty much impossible to find. The very best you can come up with is a body moulding that was used on Chevy/GMC trucks in the 70's and 80's. I have bought it and used it on my Grand Am and it matches the factory moulding. You can by it by the foot or by the roll. Check out ebay items #301989280511 or #152588337755. If I knew how...…..I'd attach the link. Here is a picture of my GA with this moulding on it. Good Luck!
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