[Healeys] questions on BJ8 restore

Alan Seigrist healey.nut at gmail.com
Sun Dec 14 20:31:33 MST 2008

Jerry -

For some reason the repro rear bumpers are fitted with metric nuts, that's
why the license plate holder don't fit.  BTW, if you are building your car
to concours standard I would spend the time to look for an OEM bumper and
have it restored - the shape of the repros are visibly different, and
cheaper build quality.

I think other people answered the other questions.


'52 A90
'53 BN1
'64 BJ8

On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 10:59 AM, Jerry Costanzo
<grumpyinloomis at ssctv.net>wrote:

> Hello List, I have a few questions for you.
> 1.  What color are the safety hooks on the bonnet?  I assume body color?
> 2.  The rubber hood bumpers around the front shroud opening.  Are they held
> on
> by split rivets or regular rivets? Does this rivet go through from the
> outside
> to engine side or vice versa?
> Comments on new parts:
> I just installed a repo rear bumper on new bumper brackets.  They required
> a
> lot of adjustments to make them fit together.  I also noticed that license
> plate/light holder did not fit on the bumper.
> Jerry
> BJ8

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