Stainless Steel Bumpers

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The Surveyor

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7,198 posts

191 months

Tuesday 10th April 2012
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Just a quick question, has anybody bought some of the polished Stainless Steel bumpers from the company who advertise on ebay (Harrington Group).

I'm just after some feedback on quality and how they were to deal with.

Thanks

Paul

Pistom

2,987 posts

113 months

Tuesday 10th April 2012
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I've not used them but am in some car clubs where owners have and I am planning on using them myself. The bumpers are produced by tin bashers in Vietnam. Some have reported poor quality but the firm are supposed to be good at sorting problems out until the customer is happy. Others have reported very good quality.

The Surveyor

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7,198 posts

191 months

Tuesday 10th April 2012
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Cheers for the feedback.

I'm currently talking to them about some replacement bumpers and just wanted to check that they're legit.

Paul

Pistom

2,987 posts

113 months

Tuesday 10th April 2012
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Yes, they are legit. They sound dodgy but I've heard too many good things for hem to be conmen.

Church of Noise

1,140 posts

191 months

Wednesday 11th April 2012
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Does anyone also get a warning when googling for them?
When I did and tried to go to the site, I got a message saying the site is marked as an attack site...

The Surveyor

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7,198 posts

191 months

Wednesday 11th April 2012
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Yes, i get the same which is why i'm trying to check them out before committing to anything.

I've contacted them letting them know about the problems....

Cheers

Paul

kali

59 posts

165 months

Wednesday 11th April 2012
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I've got a set on my Scimitar. There's a slight polishing mark on the rear but it's tiny and you have to have your nose on the bumper to see it.

The front quarter bumps needed a little bit ground off to fit but these were the first Scimitar ones that they had done.

A couple of s/s bolts were missing, I just used my existing ones but someone else in the club contacted them about their missing bolts and they dispatched them straight away.

Delivery was from Vietnam and came well within their time frame.

I'm very happy with them, only been on the car 5 months but it's my only car and lives on the road and they still look like new.

The Surveyor

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7,198 posts

191 months

Wednesday 11th April 2012
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kali said:
I've got a set on my Scimitar. There's a slight polishing mark on the rear but it's tiny and you have to have your nose on the bumper to see it.

The front quarter bumps needed a little bit ground off to fit but these were the first Scimitar ones that they had done.

A couple of s/s bolts were missing, I just used my existing ones but someone else in the club contacted them about their missing bolts and they dispatched them straight away.

Delivery was from Vietnam and came well within their time frame.

I'm very happy with them, only been on the car 5 months but it's my only car and lives on the road and they still look like new.
That's good to know. You'd expect a little adjustment to be needed for any pattern part and that's the advantage of them being in stainless steel.

I'll let you know how i get on.

Cheers

Paul

Chad speed

421 posts

151 months

Saturday 14th April 2012
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The Surveyor said:
Just a quick question, has anybody bought some of the polished Stainless Steel bumpers from the company who advertise on ebay (Harrington Group).

I'm just after some feedback on quality and how they were to deal with.

Thanks

Paul
I have just bought a front and rear s/s bumper set from Harrington for my 1969 Maserati Ghibli. The bumpers on a Ghibli are more complicated than most, the front has some difficult and tight compound curves, the rear is large (one piece) and they vary dimensionally from car to car. After a good few e-mails with Christoph Joebstl (Harrington Sales/Marketing Director) I went ahead and ordered a set made to the dimensions of my car and with a few deletes and additions from their standard to precisely match my original set. I should say I have worked with metals extensively over the last 30 years, including stainless steels, so I went into it knowing how difficult it is to form.
The bumpers arrived a week later than expected due to my additional requests, which did not effect the price by the way, and I have to say they are superb. Very accurate dimensionally, the front is better than the original, and the surface finish is excellent. PM me if you want Christoph's e-mail address, he was easy to deal with and responded quickly. On the financial side, I paid by PayPal but didnt buy via e-bay, also note import duty was paid by Harrington.
I live in the South East which is a bit far from you but if you are down this way you are welcome to have a look.
PS You have a great taste in cars - I have a Tuscan too.
Chadspeed

The Surveyor

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7,198 posts

191 months

Saturday 14th April 2012
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That's great to know Chadspeed.

I've got Christoph's email and i'll be packing up the Mexico bumpers tomorrow. Another small step towards getting it back on the road and looking it's best. Hopefully it'll be the perfect car to compliment the Tuscan.

Cheers

Paul

bluelegs

2 posts

18 months

Friday 14th December 2018
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I've had a set of Harrington's Stainless Steel bumpers on my 69 Opel GT for several years now.They arrived in next to no time at all,had every part needed and look as good-if not better-than chromed bumpers.

I would definitely recommend them.Literally fit and forget.

Spydaman

1,053 posts

212 months

Friday 14th December 2018
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I had them on my Razoredge and the fit and finish was perfect. However don't expect much protection from them as they are much softer than mild steel as I found when a plastic bumpered BMW ran into the back of me. Barely a scratch on his and a million pounds worth of damage on mine.

4rephill

4,266 posts

132 months

Saturday 15th December 2018
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bluelegs said:
I've had a set of Harrington's Stainless Steel bumpers on my 69 Opel GT for several years now.They arrived in next to no time at all,had every part needed and look as good-if not better-than chromed bumpers.

I would definitely recommend them.Literally fit and forget.
I would hope that after 6 years, the OP might have made their mind up already! wink



The Surveyor

Original Poster:

7,198 posts

191 months

Saturday 15th December 2018
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4rephill said:
bluelegs said:
I've had a set of Harrington's Stainless Steel bumpers on my 69 Opel GT for several years now.They arrived in next to no time at all,had every part needed and look as good-if not better-than chromed bumpers.

I would definitely recommend them.Literally fit and forget.
I would hope that after 6 years, the OP might have made their mind up already! wink
Lol, holy thread resurrection, yes choice made, Harrington stainless bumpers bought, fitted, and car sold thumbup

bluelegs

2 posts

18 months

Sunday 16th December 2018
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No doubt,but I hope these comments would help other classic car owners with their decision.

bitsilly

214 posts

163 months

Monday 17th December 2018
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Gob smacked at the timing! I was just about to ask about them and saw this thread right up at the top!

The only thing I can add is that there are at least two other companies operating in Ho Chi Minh city now, they have the same address as each other, but different to Harringtons.

I am about to bite the bullet for a Jag mk2 set (from Harringtons).

I'll feed back in a few months.

Balmoral

32,931 posts

202 months

Monday 17th December 2018
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I've had some on my 2CV for about six years, they're fine and I'm happy with them. The bolt holes wern't quite in the right place on the front nearside though, required some drilling/reaming out to make it fit, but it wasn't difficult. I also painted mine black on the inside as the bright finish didn't look right.

daimlerv8

2,078 posts

34 months

Thursday 20th December 2018
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Spydaman said:
I had them on my Razoredge and the fit and finish was perfect. However don't expect much protection from them as they are much softer than mild steel as I found when a plastic bumpered BMW ran into the back of me. Barely a scratch on his and a million pounds worth of damage on mine.
I'm a bit suprised that stainless steel is softer than mild steel....

I always thought that stainless was very much stiffer...(as the actress said to the bishop)

Spydaman

1,053 posts

212 months

Thursday 20th December 2018
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daimlerv8 said:
Spydaman said:
I had them on my Razoredge and the fit and finish was perfect. However don't expect much protection from them as they are much softer than mild steel as I found when a plastic bumpered BMW ran into the back of me. Barely a scratch on his and a million pounds worth of damage on mine.
I'm a bit suprised that stainless steel is softer than mild steel....

I always thought that stainless was very much stiffer...(as the actress said to the bishop)
10-15mph impact. It breaks my heart every time I look at it.


garagewidow

1,036 posts

124 months

Saturday 22nd December 2018
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daimlerv8 said:
Spydaman said:
I had them on my Razoredge and the fit and finish was perfect. However don't expect much protection from them as they are much softer than mild steel as I found when a plastic bumpered BMW ran into the back of me. Barely a scratch on his and a million pounds worth of damage on mine.
I'm a bit suprised that stainless steel is softer than mild steel....

I always thought that stainless was very much stiffer...(as the actress said to the bishop)
Probably thinner gauge than the og steel as stainless is harder to work.