[Healeys] BJ8 Front bumper

Jean Caron vintage_roadster_restoration at hotmail.com
Sun May 19 10:19:29 MDT 2013

As Ira mentioned, there are laws to consider from your State/Province you
register your car in. My Province requires me to have a front plate too and in
addition to that I must pass a safety check the first time a car is registered
and a front bumper is mandatory from their checklist. I totally agree that in
most cases the front of a Healey looks better without the front bumper and
while the front bumper offers little protection, it's a lot more than the
front shroud alone. One of our Club member recently had a mishap while towing
his car in a trailer, it came loose and when he braked for a red light he
heard a thump. He checked it out and while the damage was minimal, a headlight
ring and a bent in the front bumper, it would have been much worse without a


> From: gmandas at yahoo.com
> Date: Sat, 18 May 2013 23:04:05 -0400
> To: healeys at autox.team.net
> 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
> 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?
> Greg
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