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Styrofoam bumper!

The submitter said: “Check this sh*t. I’m leaving the wal-mart parking lot (in Sevierville, Tennessee) and lo and behold, I see this beauty. This poor Chevy Cavalier with its front bumper missing, and in its place… Styrofoam. I immediately thought of this site, and took a picture.”

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17 Comments to Styrofoam bumper!

  1. Actually the insides of bumpers are actually made of styrofoam. The green plastic cover probably just came off and this is whats left…

  2. popkorn on May 20th, 2011
  3. This foam in under ALL plastic bumpers … it’s not put there in place of the bumper, but the plastic cover has been ripped off.

  4. TLOVALL on May 20th, 2011
  5. Actually, the foam comes standard inside a lot of the newer model bumpers, under the painted part of the bumper.

  6. clr on May 20th, 2011
  7. Actually, the styrofoam isn’t “in it’s place”. That’s what nearly all small cars/suvs have between the bumper and frame/engine compartment. Just FYI.

  8. jackcheese on May 20th, 2011
  9. I’m pretty sure that the foam u see is the high impact styrene that is inside of ALL automotive bumpers today. Take away the plastic shell on the outside and its in there.

  10. Michael B. on May 20th, 2011
  11. Actually there are a lot of vehicles made these days that have Styrofoam under the fascia/bumper cover. It’s more solid than you’d think, but still not an effective way of slowing down an impact.

  12. Shaun on May 20th, 2011
  13. It’s not “in its place,” it’s the inner part of the bumper.

  14. NCPony on May 20th, 2011
  15. I think the styrofoam is actually the inside of the bumper cover.

  16. gman on May 20th, 2011
  17. ALL bumpers on newer cars have plastic covering styrofoam and in the styrofoam is a thin metal bar. ( I’ve seen a Honda in this same situation)

  18. Douche Nozzle on May 20th, 2011
  19. The only vehicles with actual steel bumpers now are trucks, and even some of the Government Motors trucks have sissy bumpettes instead.

  20. gar on May 20th, 2011
  21. Yep that is put in behind the bumper cover by the factory, there should be a peice of metal behind the foam

  22. Kyle on May 20th, 2011
  23. Modern bumpers are three layers:
    1) urethane cover (cosmetic)
    2) Styrofoam block (energy absorbing)
    3) steel bumper. (structural)

    Mounting brackets or bumper shocks then attach the steel part to the car if it’s not directly welded on.

  24. B on May 21st, 2011
  25. Its actually EPP, Expanded Polyproplene. “Styrofoam” is EPS, Expanded Polystyrene. I’m not sure that is the stock EA for that model because they have been all made from Black EPP for the last 10+yrs. I work for the company that makes this “bumper”.

  26. jeff on May 21st, 2011
  27. OWNED!

  28. haha on May 23rd, 2011
  29. PRICELESS! Thanks for the laugh you f/n moron! This was nothing until you added your uneducated two cents! You must be one of those that does not care/know how it goes, just that it goes.

  30. Douche on May 28th, 2011
  31. I was soooo waiting for these comments. When I saw the pic I said “what the F! That is UNDER the bumper” lol I had a cavalier but even if I didnt I would have known these people did not put it on lol. Itw as a good laugh to read all your comments lol

  32. liz on June 2nd, 2011
  33. ahh. i remember that parking-lot fondly from family vacation in 07, was first time i saw a truck (completely rusted out in places) use red duct tape for tail light.. ahh memories of how stupid it is in TN

  34. Kat on July 6th, 2011

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