[Healeys] BJ8 Front bumper

WILLIAM B LAWRENCE ynotink at msn.com
Sun May 19 21:01:22 MDT 2013

Looked at from that perspective it's probably a wash whether it would be more
trouble and expense to repair the paint and body work or the bumper and irons
after a fender bender. Actually in most cases you would have to deal with both
anyway. I chose not to bother with the bumpers when I built mine. There were
none included in the boxes of bits I built it from and the cost of new bumpers
and irons, if you could find any worth buying, made my billfold pucker. I even
had the holes in the rear shroud welded in. No trace of them shows. I like the
look for all the reasons mentioned in these posts.

Bill Lawrence

> From: glemon at neb.rr.com
> To: healeys at autox.team.net
> Date: Sun, 19 May 2013 09:49:10 -0500
> Subject: Re: [Healeys] BJ8 Front bumper
> On a more practical note, as most everybody knows, the bumpers are designed
> to prevent bodywork damage in minor, low speed collisions "parking bumps".
> While you probably care about your AH and don't want it to get dinged, you
> also probably don't drive it everyday, and when you do you probably are
> pretty careful where you park it.
> Lastly, take a look at most of the stuff on the roads today, the bumper on
> many modern cars and all trucks and SUVs will hit your car at headlight
> level or so, unless you want to put a 'roo bar on it, you are going to get
> crunched metal anyway.
> If you think it looks better leave them off.
> Greg Lemon
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