[Healeys] BJ8 Front bumper

Alan Bromfield bluehealey at gmail.com
Sun May 19 03:12:46 MDT 2013

You asked Greg, so I'll put my flame suit on in readiness.
<big smiley>

What you are seeing with no bumper are the true Healey lines, as designed by
Gerry Coker, enhanced by the oval grill that was preferred by DMH (think
It indicates that your Healey appreciation is now maturing to the point at
which you can truly appreciate the purity and beauty of Gerry's work in the
original AH100 design.

Of course over time with the addition of all the bells, whistles, marketing
bling and half-arsed nods to 'Safety', we ended up with the BJ8. A car I
have owned and thoroughly appreciate as the ultimate evolution of the breed.
Unfortunately if you leave the front bumper off your BJ8 it will look
'unfinished' so it has to go back on.

The answer to the problem is to get an AH100 project and build it as Gerry
intended - no bumpers at either end.
</big smiley>
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-----Original Message-----
From: healeys-bounces at autox.team.net [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net]
On Behalf Of Greg
Sent: 19 May 2013 04:04
To: Team Healey List
Subject: [Healeys] BJ8 Front bumper

When I prepped the car to re-pipe the breaks I removed the front bumper to
make it easier to get into the engine compartment. For the test drive to
check the breaks, tranny, et.al., I left it off.

I have to tell you, I really like the looks of the BJ8 without the bumper.

Any reason I should/must put the bumper back on?


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