Harrington stainless steel bumpers

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Allan T
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Harrington stainless steel bumpers

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Has anyone used Harrington stainless steel bumpers? How were they for fit?

Comparing them to some believed-good o/e ones, they seem shorter/narrower, ie across the body-width, especially the rear one.

And instead of being dead-flat on the floor like the o/e's, the tips and centre of the rear one are raised.

It'll be a few more weeks before I can try them on a body for myself, and I'd be interested to hear how others have got on.


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Re: Harrington stainless steel bumpers

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I didn't know they existed until I saw your post so I can't help. A few years ago I read that stainless bumpers were available for Jensen Interceptors and I have heard them mentioned for TR6s. Looking at Harrington's website they have quite a range.

Not cheap so you need to be sure.
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Post by Allan T »

Thanks for your thoughts.

Compared to the price of re-chroming old bumpers, the stainless price tag isn't too bad at all. I'm just at the tantalising stage of waiting for the new shell, and antsy to try them for fit, and wondering if anyone here has already done it.

A friend with two different TRs has fitted them without snags.



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Still waiting for my body shell, but there was a post in the MGB GT Fan Club this week from a Harrington user that the stainless steel bumpers were "A great fit and good quality".

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Four new finish-and-fit favourable mentions for the Harrington stainless steel bumpers in the MGB GT Fan Club Facebook page today.


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That is good to know.

When is your shell due? Are you building the car yourself?
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BMH has been shy about giving a delivery date, and the shell has turned-up this week without any warning.

I'll be seeing it for myself in the next few days, and should have some first-hand news on the fit.

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So far, so bad.

I've at last had a chance to offer-up the bumpers to some bumper mounts fitted to the new body shell.

On the front bumper, the mounting bolt holes are drilled way too high, so when the bolts are fitted through the holes they point downwards about 30º to 40º, instead of horizontally as they should to meet the brackets.

Harringtons guarantee fit, and say their bumpers are modelled from originals.

So I'm replacing the ones I have, since they seem to be faulty.


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It will be interesting to see how the replacements compare.

What is he rear one like?
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Re: Harrington stainless steel bumpers

Post by Allan T »

The rear one was less obviously troublesome. Harringtons have acknowledged they're faulty, and we're talking about the changes needed. They're being very constructive and communicative.

The finish is gorgeous, so it'll be worth getting them right.

And my pain will be your gain!
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