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Front bumper wanted

Postby Wortho » Wed 09.12.2020, 19:45

Does anyone have a front bumper for sale please?
Lotus Elan SE 1990 x 2, Porsche 911 C4S, Mazda MX5 NA, Mini Cooper RSP, VW Scirocco, VW Golf TDI.
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Re: Front bumper wanted

Postby scooter49 » Fri 11.12.2020, 01:58

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Re: Front bumper wanted

Postby RonR » Fri 11.12.2020, 11:51

It would be worth finding out if the SJs bumper is plastic like the original or a fibreglass reproduction.
My car came with a fibreglass one complete with cracks along the bottom where the rubber skirt made enough contact with kerbs,etc to cause the fibreglass above to flex and crack below the radiator intake.
If you find a good second hand plastic one the flexible paint should be really easy to remove with a scraper or blunt chisel.
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Re: Front bumper wanted

Postby Wortho » Fri 11.12.2020, 16:40

Thanks for the replies chaps.

I’m after an original plastic one as the chap who is doing the repair recommends them over the fibreglass ones.
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Re: Front bumper wanted

Postby scooter49 » Sat 12.12.2020, 18:16

A year ago, this guy had 2. Both had been repaired at the back where the brackets fit. Both were a bit tatty and would need some filling but they were plastic. Might be worth dropping a line.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LOTUS-ELAN-M100-BREAKING/183795350528?hash=item2acb0e7c00:g:XwcAAOSwdoZaca2z
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Re: Front bumper wanted

Postby Simon_P » Sat 12.12.2020, 20:00

Wortho wrote:I’m after an original plastic one as the chap who is doing the repair recommends them over the fibreglass ones.
Make sure that you show him the paint section of the manual - there is a lot of flexible additive needed in the paint not least to prevent stone chips.
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Re: Front bumper wanted

Postby mike11trueman » Mon 01.02.2021, 20:40

I have one, which is currently green. Brought it a couple of years ago and has sat in the garage loft since,

Near Norwich is you are still looking.
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Re: Front bumper wanted

Postby Wortho » Tue 02.02.2021, 12:29

Hi Mike

I have sent you a PM.

Thanks
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