Note: The fiberglass you receive may have scratches, dings, small dents and other minor imperfections which are considered normal characteristics due to the nature of the product. These imperfections will be easily corrected during the filling, priming and sanding phase of installation. Corvette Depot does not consider dings, scratches, minor dents or other imperfections on fiberglass to be defects in the panel nor are they considered damage. All fiberglass & urethane bumpers, and fiberglass panels require some sort of preparation and manipulation during installation. Fiberglass items are not direct fit items and require installation by an experienced body shop.
At American Custom Industries, we have been producing fiberglass parts for over thirty years! In that time, we have developed the most complete line of Corvette replacement fiberglass parts, stock or custom, available anywhere. All molds and parts are prototyped and developed by ACI in our in-house R&D department. We also have one of the finest body, paint, and mechanical service centers around, staffed with some of the best Corvette technicians anywhere. This unique combination allows us the ability to test and fit our parts on a regular basis and offer you technical support when you need it.
ACI is developing a Quality Assurance Program. We plan to be the first Corvette fiberglass manufacturer to have a formal QA program. We feel that by formalizing our quality program, ACI will be able to meet the critical demands of the next decade. In the last three years, ACI has increased its technological diversity as well as streamlined its manufacturing. We feel that we are better situated to meet the demands of the next several years.
All Corvettes are not created equal. The same elements that make the Corvette unique and special are also what make repairing and customizing your Corvette unique. From the factory, fenders are bonded to hood surrounds, inner skirts are bonded to fenders, quarter panels to upper decks, and so on. Because of this type of construction, we highly recommend that all replacement fiberglass be fitted to the individual car before any primer or paint is added.
It is well known in the Corvette community that it is not uncommon to perform some minor bodywork in order to get the proper fit for your individual car when installing fiberglass. Because each Corvette is unique, there are very few parts that will simply bolt up and fit.
The original bumper retainers that were used with urethane bumpers will not work with your new fiberglass bumper. We recommend purchasing our fiberglass bumper retainer set with your bumper. One retainer set required per bumper.
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