Rear bumper guards

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Hi I’m new to this page and I’ve seen on marketplace a suburban for sale with rear bumper guards. I’ve never seen rear bumper guards before and Im wondering if this is common?
 

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License plate is the giveaway. California I think required them starting in the 60's. Saw a YouTube video today where the guy was buying a chevelle convertible and his dead giveaway that it was a California delivered car was smog equipment and bumperettes.
 

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License plate is the giveaway. California I think required them starting in the 60's. Saw a YouTube video today where the guy was buying a chevelle convertible and his dead giveaway that it was a California delivered car was smog equipment and bumperettes.
I've seen bumperettes on the front but I've never noticed them on the rear of any squarebody around here.

To the best of my knowledge rear bumpers were a dealer installed option on many pick-ups well into the '80's, even in California. I guess suburbans may have been different though.
 

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Looks, unusual.

My 79 started life as a CA rig and the front has them. The rear bumper was changed for a later model bumper at some point in time so I don't know for sure what it had.
A$$#@les welded it on the frame. :mad:
 
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License plate is the giveaway. California I think required them starting in the 60's. Saw a YouTube video today where the guy was buying a chevelle convertible and his dead giveaway that it was a California delivered car was smog equipment and bumperettes.

What year Chevelle? Rear bumperettes were optional in some years. I could be mistaken, but I believe some Chevelles, depending on year and engine, were delivered with smog equipment to other states and not just California.


The rear bumperettes on the Suburban in question look to be aftermarket. Looks like something that JC Whitney would have peddled.
 

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Not sure. Was a jeep bros episode or walking coffee? Very squarebody centric - he bought 7 of them. One was a 110 mile 1991 k5, I almost died.
 

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I want a set!

Seriously, if anyone come across a set...let mw know. I like the weird, rare stuff.
 

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