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Pre A Bumper Fitment

#1 Post by Bruce Grant » Thu May 30, 2019 8:51 am

Hi All,
I am wrapping up my body restoration and needed to fit new pre A bumpers to my coupe, but lack the exact dimensions of a car to compare to. Please see attached and feel free to comment or suggest a way to confirm fitment. I have been tweaking it based on photos (thank you James!). Perhaps someone has a correct car that could provide a few measurements?
Thanks again,
Bruce
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Re: Pre A Bumper Fitment

#2 Post by Spencer Harris » Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:37 am

Bruce, These are some measurements I took from my '55 coupe (10/05/55) a couple years ago when fitting new bumpers to my '53 cab. The '55 bumpers have been on & off the car a dozen times, refurbished, repainted, overriders rechromed etc. so no suggestion that this is factory correct, but it may give you a bit of a comparison guideline. Spacing on your bumpers look fantastic BTW and I wouldn't change a thing!
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Re: Pre A Bumper Fitment

#3 Post by James Davies » Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:05 am

I would say 2-3cm gap all around is a good guide.

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Re: Pre A Bumper Fitment

#4 Post by Bruce Grant » Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:19 am

Thanks, Spencer and James... I feel much more confident now. :D

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Re: Pre A Bumper Fitment

#5 Post by Norm Miller » Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:53 pm

I believe the A cars 57 - 59 have a more pointed nose. And the gap won't be even.
 

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Re: Pre A Bumper Fitment

#6 Post by Joris Koning » Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:25 pm

It has always been my observation, but this is with A cars, that the front gap is a bit bigger compared to the rear one.
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Re: Pre A Bumper Fitment

#7 Post by Scott Nowell » Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:20 am

Hi Bruce I'm almost at exactly the same point in a restoration, just getting to the bumpers on a '52 coupe. I'm wondering if you happened to get any pics of the inside of your rear bumper and the brackets that weld inside it? Just posted a question on this forum and saw your thread. Cheers, Scott

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Re: Pre A Bumper Fitment

#8 Post by Bruce Grant » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:32 am

Hi Scott, stay tuned----let me look through a couple of groups of photos and get back to you....Bruce

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Re: Pre A Bumper Fitment

#9 Post by Scott Nowell » Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:51 pm

Great thanks Bruce

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