My latest common sense failure

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Re: My latest common sense failure

Post by Jordi » Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:35 pm

Not sure if i like this, had an opinion off a few people and the general thought is “looks better”.

Black door bottoms.
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Re: My latest common sense failure

Post by donkeychomp » Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:47 pm

Had a zoom in on that bumper pic....looks fine to me matey. Satin black, you can't really go wrong with it.

If you want the bumper a tad straighter lift the back end up with a bottle jack whilst standing on the front of it. Might shift it a few mm.
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Re: My latest common sense failure

Post by Jordi » Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:56 pm

Its just a fibre glass bumper Alex, zero strength to jack it or stand on it.

I did square the mounts a bit more, also added some big washers to the top bolts. A lot straighter than it was.

Next time I remove it i’ll add a few more washers.

Tomorrows aim is a spare wheel carrier and new number plate mount for the rear.
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Re: My latest common sense failure

Post by Jordi » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:49 pm

I said spare wheel mount, had a look at a few options and then realised it would fit here.
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Fits inbetween the chassis rails on two cross members, at the moment i have just put a ratchet strap hooked onto the chassis to hold it.

See if it moves / rubs, think it will probably need some locators welding on to prevent movent.
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Re: My latest common sense failure

Post by donkeychomp » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:09 pm

Rust? I don't see any rust, no no, none at all :brows:
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Re: My latest common sense failure

Post by Jordi » Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:34 pm

donkeychomp wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:09 pm
Rust? I don't see any rust, no no, none at all :brows:
Nothing too serious that wont come me out with an abrasive disc.

Etch primer and gloss black rattle cans on order.
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Re: My latest common sense failure

Post by donkeychomp » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:31 pm

I know mate. Will look very neat when all done. I reckon a cheap set of alloys are in order...
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