Nerf Bars for a B T6, from where?

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Re: Nerf Bars for a B T6, from where?

#16 Post by Juha Vane » Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:27 am

Jeffrey, please remember that I'm not native english so some
things are very difficult for me to express correctly.

Enclosed is a photo of the rear valance and the reflector is below
the rear bumper bracket opening.

About these brackets, removed front bumper and the brackets are
thick material and the bumper itself is thin. Wondering why this big
mismatch in material thickness. A strong bracket don't help a lot if
bumper itself is very weak. This is not criticism, just wondering.
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Re: Nerf Bars for a B T6, from where?

#17 Post by Jeffrey Leeds » Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:54 am

Juha, your english and writing is better than than much of what we see from people here and is nothing to apologize for. I didn’t mean to criticize, I just don’t have an answer for this question. Has this been replaced during a restoration and therefore different materials were used than when the car was originally made?

Your reflectors look exactly like those on my T6 except newer and nicer.
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Re: Nerf Bars for a B T6, from where?

#18 Post by Juha Vane » Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:05 am

Jeffrey, didn’t take your comment as critism. I just know
how hard it’s sometimes to explain some things correctly.

I believe the brackets and bumpers are original, the front
bumper mounting plates are rusted.

Have to search the web to see how rear nerf bars are
installed. The front look in my eye much nicer without
bumper. Therefore I want to remove the rear also.
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Re: Nerf Bars for a B T6, from where?

#19 Post by Jeffrey Leeds » Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:53 am

The rear bars will attach the same way the fronts do. You remove the rear bumper and its support where it attaches to the chassis/frame and bolt the Nerf bars to where the bumper supports previously attached. You may have to re-drill the holes in Nerf bars support to line everything up the way you want the final position of the Nerf bar.
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Re: Nerf Bars for a B T6, from where?

#20 Post by Norm Miller » Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:40 pm

A variation for nerf bars/bumpers.
On my previous owned GT.
Still hanging in my shop's rafters.
These are solid steel and would stop a garbage truck.
These are for sale!
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Re: Nerf Bars for a B T6, from where?

#21 Post by Geoff Ver » Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:25 pm

Hi Juha,

I've got a set in my garage, used them on my bt5. Please send me a message, will sell them. Sending from The Netherlands is possible I think.

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Re: Nerf Bars for a B T6, from where?

#22 Post by Martin Bruechle » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:30 pm

Here is a set for sale; Check the pic and you can see the offset.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/porsche-356-ne ... rk:14:pf:0

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Re: Nerf Bars for a B T6, from where?

#23 Post by Juha Vane » Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:36 am

Thanks Martin,

What I have read, these are for an A:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=45561&hilit=nerf+bars#p305440

The front for a T6 should look like this:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=45561&hilit=nerf+bars#p305466

Still wondering how the rear should look like because the reflector is just under the
opening for bumper bracket.
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Re: Nerf Bars for a B T6, from where?

#24 Post by Jeffrey Leeds » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:49 pm

I specifically looked at the placement of my reflectors relative to the bumper bracket cutouts Juha, and your's look substantially the same as mine.

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Re: Nerf Bars for a B T6, from where?

#25 Post by Juha Vane » Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:33 pm

Jeff, haven’t yet foun any good pictures how the rear nerf. bars look.
But still searching.
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Re: Nerf Bars for a B T6, from where?

#26 Post by Brad K » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:45 pm

craig has made several sets for my '62 t6 b notchback - i don't see his site anymore - here is his contact info, if he is still around:

Cam Fab Motor Sports
343 Quintana Road
Morro Bay, CA 93442
Phone: (805) 771-8012

hope this helps

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Re: Nerf Bars for a B T6, from where?

#27 Post by Jeffrey Leeds » Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:38 pm

Juha, in case you haven't seen this yet, here's a link to a recent classified posting showing the rear positioning of the bumper support holes and the tail lights. Of course this is of a C and you have a B T6, but it's the best depiction of mounting relationships I've seen so far.

https://porsche356registry.org/classifieds/22710
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Re: Nerf Bars for a B T6, from where?

#28 Post by Jeffrey Leeds » Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:20 pm

I just came across older F & B pictures of a C coupe with Nerf bars which will give you an idea of how they fit. Hope this helps you, Juha.

https://bringatrailer.com/2017/02/01/ba ... sche-356c/
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Re: Nerf Bars for a B T6, from where?

#29 Post by Jules Dielen » Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:38 pm

Yours look like they are in the right location Juha, maybe offset by a few centimeters, but should not interfere with the nerf bars. Why don't you go with the US setup and mount the reflectors above the tail lights?
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Re: Nerf Bars for a B T6, from where?

#30 Post by Juha Vane » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:11 pm

Thanks Jeffrey for the link. This is of course a personal preference, but I don't really
like if the nerf bars come above the tail lights or the reflectors below. And moving the
reflectors above the tail lights is something I don't really like. They look somewhat odd
there. But of course this is my opinion only. Let's see what I come up with.
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