Metal Bracket / u channel in nose section

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Re: Metal Bracket / u channel in nose section

Post by gtcse8 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:12 pm

Hi Tilo

I will be making a few of these parts out of thicker material than original, also using Zinc plated steel for protection.

When I have costed them I will notify you.

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Re: Metal Bracket / u channel in nose section

Post by Gary » Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:09 pm

gtcse8 wrote:Hi Tilo

I will be making a few of these parts out of thicker material than original, also using Zinc plated steel for protection.

When I have costed them I will notify you.

Regards Mark
Mark that sounds great - I would be interested in one of them also - thanks Gary


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Re: Metal Bracket / u channel in nose section

Post by gtcse8 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:29 pm

The more the cheaper.


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Re: Metal Bracket / u channel in nose section

Post by scmarf » Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:16 pm

Here is the QRG one for reference.

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Re: Metal Bracket / u channel in nose section

Post by Crowther » Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:00 pm

Can I please add my name to that list?

Mine is starting to rot where water has got in from around the bonnet catch.

I assume these will be a nightmare to fit?


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Re: Metal Bracket / u channel in nose section

Post by philhoward » Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:20 pm

Hardest part is normally getting the old bits out as the studs hold the bumper irons on..

Alignment of the new one is made easier if you take the weight of the nose section to allow correct alignment - a bit of wood under the number plate area to spread the load (I think I used a bit of fence post) and some gentle lifting with a trolley jack worked for me; that was a front end that had been unsupported for about 20 years at a guess so had dropped a bit.


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Re: Metal Bracket / u channel in nose section

Post by gtcse8 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:14 pm

scmarf ?? is it just a trick of the light or is the steelwork not straight/rippled ??.

Phil I will agree with you that they can be a pain to fit, and as for removing it helps if the bumpers are removed from the irons, you can then get in to destroy the old nuts with whatever method you choose lol.

I will be using New plated UNF bolts, unless someone wants another type??.

I have costed just the materials and they come to around £20, and as I can`t work for nowt ( I have electrikery and food/rent to pay for ) these will be around £45 + post.

So if you want to pull out please let me know.

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Re: Metal Bracket / u channel in nose section

Post by Gary » Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:23 pm

That's great Mark - count me in for one please.

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Re: Metal Bracket / u channel in nose section

Post by hylton1806 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:53 pm

Hi Mark, do you think it would be a good idea to drill 4 x M12 holes along the front edge to allow any water that collects to drain away?

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Re: Metal Bracket / u channel in nose section

Post by Crowther » Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:43 pm

Count me in too please Mark,

Thanks,

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Re: Metal Bracket / u channel in nose section

Post by gtcse8 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:55 pm

Hylton I replied to you this morning but for some reason my reply has not been posted??.

I always cut the bottom inner shoulder off any abutments on things like this to allow the water to drain away, NO swimming pools in my steelwork.

I will probably put a few holes in the front edge just in case leaves etc get in and block things up.

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Re: Metal Bracket / u channel in nose section

Post by scmarf » Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:01 pm

gtcse8 wrote:scmarf ?? is it just a trick of the light or is the steelwork not straight/rippled ??.
No. All flat panels.


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Re: Metal Bracket / u channel in nose section

Post by lambrettald » Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:47 pm

Hi there - count me in too if these won,t be available for a few weeks yet and can pay then.

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Re: Metal Bracket / u channel in nose section

Post by Tilo » Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:31 pm

Hi Mark,
please one for me.
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Re: Metal Bracket / u channel in nose section

Post by gtcse8 » Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:39 pm

Right everone interested. :D

Have done a bit of thinking about these nose supports and it`s obvious there are Three problems with the original design. :w

Main one is water holding inside the car, so mine have extra drain holes at the lowest point AND the abutment plates have the bottom corner removed so water can run freely out over the edges if the holes get blocked. :(

Second problem is lack of protection so mine are made from galvanised 1.6mm plate. :idea:

Third problem is the Bumper Iron mounting nuts that goes on the welded studs gets rotten and seizes because of where it is. :cry:

Mine use either a Captive nut INSIDE the car, OR just a hole so that the fitter can use a nut and bolt of his preference, the captive nut is Inside, so it`s away from the crap and water, so a bolt can be screwed from the Outside, the exposed threads INSIDE the car can then be greased without worry. :?:

I have now made the blanks and intend incorporating not only the above points, but also including the captive nuts for the over rider mounting brackets that are not shown in willholderogri`s kindly submitted drawing. :goodpost:

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