Chrome bumper conversion to late MGB

Chrome bumper conversion to late MGB

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lechiffre

Original Poster:

7 posts

96 months

Thursday 10th December 2020
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I've picked up a really nice 81 registered B in Snapdragon and I'm torn about converting it to chrome bumper or keeping it original.

I've heard that the bumper quality on some of the kits isn't very good, anyone with any experience?

Thanks

CrutyRammers

11,258 posts

165 months

Thursday 10th December 2020
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I've done a sebring conversion, a lot of which is much the same but without the actual bumper. It's certainly the case that the valances need a fair bit of work to get to fit well, and the grill, and grill-bonnet interface is a total nightmare.
It's all do-able and can certainly give a nice finish, I'm pleased with mine, but you need to consider these kits as a starting point, rather than an off-the-shelf affair I think.

Are you thinking of lowering it as well?

lechiffre

Original Poster:

7 posts

96 months

Thursday 10th December 2020
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My previous BGT was Sebring'd but the original owner had all the valances fabricated in steel.

CrutyRammers

11,258 posts

165 months

Thursday 10th December 2020
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Ah, sucking eggs then hehe Very nice BTW.

wildoliver

8,316 posts

183 months

Friday 11th December 2020
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It seems a shame to take what you describe as a really nice car and convert it to just another hack job conversion imo.


stockpie

104 posts

105 months

Thursday 17th December 2020
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Have had a couple of rubber bumper GTs and current car is a chrome bumpered one, would argue snapdragon yellow goes really well with black rubber bumpers esp if you can get them to shine( which I never got the knack of ! )

lechiffre

Original Poster:

7 posts

96 months

Thursday 18th February
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Having completely retrimmed the Roadster I'm keeping the rubber bumpers as it seems to suit it.



I have now added a BGT V8 to the garage!

It was restored into a new Heritage shell a few years ago. The front and rear valances are GRP "sebring" items and don't look right so the chrome bumpers and overriders will be fitted to this shortly.

All I need now is lockdown lifting and some sun!


Edited by lechiffre on Thursday 18th February 11:42