Euro Conversion Fibreglass HelpJuly 28 2008 at 9:12 AM
|Johnny 999 |
I had a nice surprise this morning when a set of fibreglass euro style bumpers turned up.
They look great with seperate over riders. It'll take a bit of filling and sanding to get them spot on but thats ok as long as I get it done by mid september.
I read many posts on how to use the 1500 mount points which will help as I'm fitting some very large Cibie Oscar spot lights.
However as these are just fibreglass shells, whats the best way to get a mounting into them?
I could use the chopped glass (Ispon P40 in the UK) and sink a bolt deep into it. Or I could thread some holes in a short bar and glass that in with matting. Could even use some nice dome bumper bolts and bolt right through.
Anyone got some experience that gives a good result.
Tony Natoli, SoCal
Johnny... my first impulse would be to glass in some...
|July 28 2008, 11:46 AM |
...metal or aluminum brackets... and then add the bolts or nuts.
I think... although these are gonna be a purely decorative item... they would still fair better with less chance of the bolts pulling through the glass.
Or... at least use some large fender washers under the heads...
Black Tooth and me... since 1983!
Disclaimer: This message does not necessarily reflect the views of the sender, or, for that matter, any other carbon-based life form; Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is unintentional and coincidental; All models are 18 years of age or older; Dry clean only, do not use bleach, Tumble dry and remove immediately; Do not bend, fold, staple or mutilate; Anchovies, cheese or jalapenos may be added to orders upon request for an additional charge; Professional driver on a closed course, do not attempt to duplicate; Your actual mileage may vary; No substitutions are allowed; Available for a limited time only while supplies last; Offers are void where prohibited by law; Humor is provided "as is" without any warranties expressed or implied; The user assumes full liabilities and originator is not liable for damages due to use or misuse; We are an equal opportunity employer, with no regard to race, religion, sex, or sexual preference; No shoes, no shirt, no service; Read at your own risk; This post may contain material some may find to be objectionable; Parental advisory: Explicit lyrics; keep away from pets and small children; limit one-per-family please; No money down; No purchase necessary; Ask us about our guns-for-dope trade-in plan; You need not be present to win; Some assembly required; Batteries not included; Action figures sold separately; Contents were packed full at the factory, but may have settled during shipping; Peanuts and peanut products are produced in this establishment and also consumed by the author; Sanitized and sealed for your protection; Do not use if safety seal is broken; Do not use while operating a motor vehicle or heavy equipment; Safety goggles may be required during use; Use gloves when handling; Call before you dig; Use only with proper ventilation; For external use only, if a swelling, redness, rash, or irritation develops, discontinue use; Do not place near a flammable or magnetic source; Keep away from open flames; Avoid inhaling fumes or contact with mucous membranes; Contents under pressure, may explode if incinerated; Smoking may be hazardous to your health; No smoking allowed, except in designated areas; The best safeguard, second only to abstinence, is the use of a good laugh; Text is made from 100% recycled electrons and magnetic particles; No animals were harmed while writing this post; No salt, MSG, preservatives, artificial color or flavor added; If ingested, do not induce vomiting, If symptoms persist, consult a comedian; Ribbed for your pleasure, slippery when wet; Must be 18 to enter; No one under 21 allowed; We check IDs to age 40; Seniors Welcome; Ask for our Senior Menu; Present discount coupons to cashier before totaling; An 18% gratuity will be added to the total for parties of 8 or more; We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. Return all carts to the store; No dogs allowed, except for the visually impaired; Penalties for early withdrawal, one size fits all; Offer is valid only at participating sites; Prices slightly higher west of the Rockies; Allow four to six weeks for delivery; If defects are found, do not attempt a repair, return to an authorized service center; Please remain seated until the vehicle has come to a complete stop; Objects in the mirror may be closer than they appear; Fasten seat belts; In the unlikely event of a loss of cabin pressure, oxygen masks will fall from above, cover your face first, then assist those around you. Your seat cushion may be used as a floatation device. This disclaimer is invalid in the event of hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, sonic booms, vibration, electromagnetic radiation from nuclear blasts or any other act of war, unauthorized repair, improper installation, misuse, typos, misspelled words, missing or altered signatures, and incidents owing to computer or disk failure, accidental file deletions, and Acts of God. Other restrictions may, or may not apply.
|July 28 2008, 2:18 PM |
You could fabricate aluminum plates to place on the inside and outside of the bumpershell and Pop Rivet them into place, effectively sandwiching the 'glass in ali. But unless the 'glass is more rigid than most of the aftermarket stuff I've seen it's likely that the lights will still vibrate to the point of distraction. Besides, if a light ever takes much of a hit you'll wind up with a broken lamp and a gaping hole in the bumper shell.
If it was me I'd mount the lights directly to the body/bumper mounts and then slot the bumper shells to clear the lamp mounts. You could even go so far as to fabricate a mount/bumper crossbar assembly that provides some level of body protection in case you hit the kid's bike in the driveway or something, then use that to mount the lights...
Have seen fiberglass bumper shells offered for Xs but haven't ever laid hands on one. How about some details about the ones you got and, better yet, detailed pics of them before and after mounting?
|July 30 2008, 11:42 AM |
I got your mail. Reply does seem to work.
If you want a set have a look at www.cascu.co.uk
To order you may have to phone as he does seem so hot on e-mail.
All made to order so it could take a few weeks to arrive. mine were a month.