My NACS fiberglass RS500 front bumper install

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Re: My NACS fiberglass RS500 front bumper install

Post by espacef1fan » Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:18 pm

merkurdriver, what happened to the thread introducing the new bumpers?

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Re: My NACS fiberglass RS500 front bumper install

Post by merkurdriver » Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:07 pm

[quote="espacef1fan"]merkurdriver, what happened to the thread introducing the new bumpers?[/quote]
Its sort of buried in the classifieds now :
viewtopic.php?f=27&t=11025&start=330

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Re: My NACS fiberglass RS500 front bumper install

Post by XR4Tim » Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:06 pm

Going to be installing a NACS bumper soon. Picked up a whole kit two weeks ago pretty cheap.

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Re: My NACS fiberglass RS500 front bumper install

Post by Hobgoblyn » Thu May 11, 2017 1:31 am

I am not sure of the make I have, I know it is from the UK and I acquired from Phil at opmd years ago. I have been preparing it to mount, got some NOS Hella fogs and the amber sig's from a guy in Poland on eBay. What I am running into, can not keep the bumper period. the bumper shocks stick out too far. I have cut them, they then slid out. I am taking a piece of 3/16 flat steel and mounting it to the bumper struts. My Cossie piece has 4 bolts on each side close to where the original mounts were. Once this new 'bumper' is put in place, I will align it to drill the holes. Once the holes have been drilled and it can be mounted. I will mark the position on the 'struts'. With the fascia removed the 'struts' can be welded at the proper depth and the fascia reassembled. What I am calling 'struts' is the 5mph bump absorbers attached to the bumper. They look kind of like a shock absorber, which is what they are. If I lost anyone, let me clarify; once you cut the 'strut' behind the mounting flange, it will extend out. The variable here is you don't know far back to compress these before welding. With the fascia in place, you can align it before you weld. BTW my mounting points on the fiberglass unit set about 2 and a half inches further in than the mounting points in the car. A little more fabrication than I had expected, but hey it's a Merk!
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