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Old 05-05-2017, 11:48 PM
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Default How do you attach your rear bumpers?

I'm using some hardware store nuts and bolts, but hoping to get something that is more secure and looks a little less "Home Depot Special"...thoughts?
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Bumper? Or tail light panel? All the panels I've seen use carriage bolts through the bodywork. That gives the smooth head presented to the outside and doesn't look so "kit-car-ish". You can get them in chrome, too. Both of my old cars used 3/8" bolts if I remember right, and just 2 to hold that panel on. Alternately, just fiberglass a block of wood behind the panel and screw in a dowel hanger (screw thread one end, bolt thread the other), then you can have a "fastenerless" rear panel.
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I meant the bumper actually!
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Stainless steel nuts, bolts and washers. They are hidden so the looks didn't matter to me. If you wanted to go "fancier" you could just make up some mounting brackets. I did these for the front nose and the side pods but not for the rear.

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Stainless steel nuts, bolts and washers. They are hidden so the looks didn't matter to me. If you wanted to go "fancier" you could just make up some mounting brackets. I did these for the front nose and the side pods but not for the rear.


pretty much the same approach I took on the sides and rear. Simple and easier especially at the sides as only need one arm in and a spanner as the bolt is held securely and had the benefit of spreading the load across the panel flange
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