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 Post subject: Fibreglass bumpers?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:07 am 
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Does anyone make F/G bumpers for the Dolly please?

Also I am looking for a rear cage or front and rear if anyone has one, older type or non certified is fine?

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 Post subject: Re: Fibreglass bumpers?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:22 am 
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Not that I’m currently aware of, but I’m certain our panel man could if we can develop suitable fixing strategy...problem is the mould costs rely on plenty of orders for economy of scale, and I’m not sure what the interest might be...


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 Post subject: Re: Fibreglass bumpers?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:05 am 
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I have the kit to make some but if they already existed it would be easier!


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 Post subject: Re: Fibreglass bumpers?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:13 pm 
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I have the kit to make some but if they already existed it would be easier!
Excuse a possibly dumb question but what would be the point of fibreglass bumpers as race prepped cars generally don't have or need bumpers and on a road car they wouldn't they wouldn't give the protection of a metal bumper so would be pointless?

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 Post subject: Re: Fibreglass bumpers?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:07 pm 
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My car is used for classic rallying and requires bumpers to be fitted but there is no restriction on material. the same rule applies to several of the classic racing series regulations.
Anyway, I think the back of a dolomite looks better with a bumper, just don't want to have a lump of rusty iron stuck out the back


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 Post subject: Re: Fibreglass bumpers?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:59 pm 
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My car is used for classic rallying and requires bumpers to be fitted but there is no restriction on material. the same rule applies to several of the classic racing series regulations.
Anyway, I think the back of a dolomite looks better with a bumper, just don't want to have a lump of rusty iron stuck out the back
Ah thanks that makes perfect sense and yes I agree with the rear end needing a bumper.

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 Post subject: Re: Fibreglass bumpers?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:17 pm 
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I think it is a good idea, you could have them chrome coated to look like the originals as well.

They would probably need a steel reinforcing strip in them just to protect against knocks.

I'd have a pair for the daily.


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 Post subject: Re: Fibreglass bumpers?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:02 pm 
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I have started making the moulds will experiment with bonding in light weight reinforcement for gentle taps, my thoughts exactly on the vinyl wrap!


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