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MG Midget and Sprite Technical - Removing Rubber Bumpers
|I am considering taking the large rubber bumpers off my midget and running it without them for a while. Thing is what do you do about the front indicators ?|
I know that if you fit the chrome bumpers you replace the front wings with early ones to suit. Behind the rubber bumper type there is a large hole in each wing does the indicator from the rubber bumper fit in this hole ?
I dont want to have to change the wings as this will probably only be a temporary removal, but i still want the car on the road.
|Oh no - Rachmacb is going to go mental................|
|S G Macfarlane|
|I would have a look in the general midget section, its been covered twice just today!!!!!!|
|Steve H K-ser|
|I thought this was the other thread|
when I realised it was wasn't by seeing S G's post i really did LOL
brighten my day (a bit)
|Thanks for the answers. I checked out the other thread about removing bumpers but got caught up in a load of cackle about how rude some members of the forum are. I know us newbies to both the marque and the forum ask the most inane of questions but we have to start somewhere. I want to remove my bumpers to carry out some paintwork repairs nothing more sinister, just thought they might me better off out the way.|
|if you remove the indicators from the bumpers dont they fit in the big hole in the wing?!|
Or did I dream that?
|M Le Chevalier|
|Yes they do fit in the hole,quite well actually, but you need to rig up some way to keep them in position.|
They dont look quite right though, in my opinion.
I ran mine like that for a number of years then bought the "correct" non RB indicator/sidelight assemblies,and made discreet plinths for them to fit over the holes in the wings, and they now look fine.
|Right, the lights fit rather tidily into the holes, but look slightly unnatural. No big deal, really. As suggested above, you just need to do a bit of bodging with washers and such to hold them in. Finding some sort of rubber grommets to line the holes would be nice too.|
As has been hinted above, just use some penny washers and some small nut & bolt sets to hold the indicators in the wing hole. insert indicators from the front, and then use a penny washer at each side at the rear of each indicator. Ours are done that way. As has been said, they're not the prettiest but you won't notice after a few days!
Lemme know if you have any problems,
|Cheers JB and Craig. That is all i need to know. Saves making up mounting bases for different types of light units.|
Its only going to be temporary anyway.
This thread was discussed between 05/04/2011 and 06/04/2011
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