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Mounting Euro bumpers
sassparilla_kid Offline
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Mounting Euro bumpers
Picked up some euro bumpers earlier at the junkyard for relatively cheap-ish. Anyway, whoever mounted them on the car I took them off of did not use any stock mounting equipment at all and the mounts are sort of ghetto. The front is terrible, the rear not quite so bad, although I think it could be improved. Anyway, is there a proper way to mount these or what should I do? I am pretty sure I'm gonna have to do a little fabricating, whatever that's cool, at least I'll have some Euro bumpers to go along with my Euro lights Big Grin

Thanks folks!

Here's a crappy picture of them


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02-26-2013, 10:33 PM
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RE: Mounting Euro bumpers
All of the euro bumper I have seen over the years are mounted with different home made brackets like that

To get euro cars through US dot they had to have a reinforcement behind the bumper!

I saw a car with a broom stick painted silver stuck behind a euro bumper before lolBig Grin
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RE: Mounting Euro bumpers
Don't put euros on the back ask purple what happens when you get rear ended
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larsalan Wrote:I guess I need to look at this stupid ass drip shit. What you have to like mess with those elements on the pump? What a fucking hassle. then use some wire to hold the throttle open or some shit?
02-27-2013, 12:57 PM
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RE: Mounting Euro bumpers
Well I plan on beefing up the rear and fabbing up a heavy duty hitch receiver at the same time, and leaving some hitch ball or maybe a hook sticking out back there (for work Wink) so if I get hit their car is fucked lol
-1982 300D Turbo, 280k miles, ALDA apparently maxxed, fram 8038, 12 lbs boost, non-egr manifolds, W/M injection, 4 brake light mod, Gen II w126 front rotors/calipers, 4-speed swap
In the works: A/W IC, adjust pump, turbo rebuild (w/60 trim comp wheel)
-1980 300SD, 110k, project car. Goal is to get it lookin' like it did on the showroom floor (body and interior wise, not necessarily under the hood )
-1974 240D, FRESH PAINT!!!!!!
02-27-2013, 02:57 PM
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RE: Mounting Euro bumpers
But in all seriousness, the 5 mph bumpers are a necksaver. Had a friend down the street (young girl) who was nailed in the rear (smirk) by a big trash truck. Car was pushed like 8 ft while stopped. Nothing happened to the W123. The impact strip was even fine. With Euros, most likely would have been way more serious. A hitch is going to put a hole in a plastic bumper, and thats about it. Its about 4 inches of non-impact resistant steel sticking out behind the bumper.

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RE: Mounting Euro bumpers
In all seriousness Here is a Toyota Corolla vs w123 wagon with American bumpers I think the 300td won!

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/body...-time.html

I'll be sticking with my euro bumpers as I don't daily drive my car it's only out during nice weather! But these pictures really show what they can do with the American crash bumpers


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1987 300SDL 6spd manual om606.962 swap project
1985 300td euro 5spd wagon running
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I wish that would happen to me. Then I'd be like, 'Hey fucker, you cracked my signal lens!"

But actually my bumpers are tucked so I would never be so lucky Wink
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RE: Mounting Euro bumpers
I plan on beefing them up substantially. Also thinking about maybe mounting them on big ass leaf springs, my dad said one of his college buddies had a 32 Chevy that had the bumpers mounted on leaf springs and it made contact with all kinds of shit and stuff would just bounce off.

If nothing else I could clean them up and sell them on fleabay
-1982 300D Turbo, 280k miles, ALDA apparently maxxed, fram 8038, 12 lbs boost, non-egr manifolds, W/M injection, 4 brake light mod, Gen II w126 front rotors/calipers, 4-speed swap
In the works: A/W IC, adjust pump, turbo rebuild (w/60 trim comp wheel)
-1980 300SD, 110k, project car. Goal is to get it lookin' like it did on the showroom floor (body and interior wise, not necessarily under the hood )
-1974 240D, FRESH PAINT!!!!!!
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RE: Mounting Euro bumpers
Keep some kind of bumper shock in there, even if it's just a leaf spring. One of these days I need to retrofit my truck with merc bumper shocks....people like ot hit me in parking lots and drive off
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larsalan Wrote:I guess I need to look at this stupid ass drip shit. What you have to like mess with those elements on the pump? What a fucking hassle. then use some wire to hold the throttle open or some shit?
02-28-2013, 08:59 AM
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