How strong are bumper mountings?

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How strong are bumper mountings?

Postby Doive » 30 Jul 2005, 14:44

I had a friend who was restoring his Ford Anglia and he mounted the body on a rolling jig to access the underside for welding. I'm thinking I may do this with mine. He mounted the car via the bumper supporting brackets, at the point where they join the chassis. On the chevette these appear to form part of the inner wing, so what I really want to know is if these are strong enough? If not then where could I support the car if i do need to roll it over?
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Postby hsr2.6 » 30 Jul 2005, 14:57

i would say yes coz they actually bolt through the front leg of the chassis.i welded an escort on one of these and it was pure magic....................
rally drivers do it sideways.............well the quick ones do....................
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Postby Neilyman » 30 Jul 2005, 17:36

Yeah, I reckon it will be OK also, they`re mounted to a strong bit of the car, & them there frame things are magic!
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Postby hsr2.6 » 30 Jul 2005, 23:07

me and neily big mates :wink:
rally drivers do it sideways.............well the quick ones do....................
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Postby Tortron » 31 Jul 2005, 02:18

have you also seen the j bars that bolt on to your lug nuts and then you jack the car onto its side. plus theres a whole lot of other rotisories (sp) on the market
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Postby Shuvit-pinto » 02 Aug 2005, 21:29

But surley the rear mount points are way to flymsy?? Thay are only holes in the rear panel??
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Postby hsr2.6 » 02 Aug 2005, 21:57

yes but they are bolted through a peice of bar 25mmx10mmx600mm so it won't go anywhere
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Postby Shuvit-pinto » 02 Aug 2005, 23:00

Good reply :D
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