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engine swaps and other performance upgrades, plus "factory" and Costello V8s

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danielruhe
Daniel Ruhe

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05/23/2019 12:44PM

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Mgb sebring bumpers
Posted by: danielruhe
Date: October 31, 2019 08:35PM

Does anyone know where to find the chrome bumper pieces that dan masters used on his car to replace his bumpers? I want to purchase the sebring kit from preform resources, but still want to classic car flare. The bumper less look seems a tad unfinished for me.

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rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
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10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Mgb sebring bumpers
Posted by: rficalora
Date: October 31, 2019 09:40PM

Home Depot or your local metal supplier and eBay.

Seriously. They are bent pipe with large bearings welded on the ends and a piece of plate welded to that to make the mounting flanges. That's what Ted (builder of Dan's car) told me, so that's what I did. I used some natural gas black pipe, packed with sand and then bent on a bottle jack type pipe bender to bend the angle. Packing with sand helps keep it from kinking at the bend. The first time I tried it, they flattened out on top because there was some slop between the bender die and the black pipe OD. I used some sheet metal between the pipe and die to take up that space and that solved the problem. Then dumped out the sand, cut them to length, and welded the bearings on (sourced for about $1 each on eBay). Then welded the mounting plates on, drilled/tapped mounting holes, and had them chrome plated.

I don't have my PC with me, but here's a side view pic from my phone that may help visualize...
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MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Mgb sebring bumpers
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: November 01, 2019 10:42AM

Yes, Ted made them.


Spitfire 350
Phil McConnell
Perrysburg, OH (Toledo area)
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01/11/2010 09:19PM

Main British Car:
74 Spitfire 350Chevy

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Re: Mgb sebring bumpers
Posted by: Spitfire 350
Date: November 01, 2019 01:11PM

I searched ebay for "dune buggy nerf bars" and this popped up.

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MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3789 posts)

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10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Mgb sebring bumpers
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: November 01, 2019 06:21PM

These guys will make you a set.

[www.hotrodhotline.com]

[www.mcmillanrodandcustom.com]


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