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Old 10-04-2014, 05:34 PM   #253
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This is probably proof that a custom project is never finished. Last weekend I spent 2 days cutting up bumpers from a vintage 1959 Jaguar Mk2 to build a new rear bumper for my Boler. The curve of the Jaguar closely matches the curve of the Boler but the Jaguar is 16" narrower which meant we had to section a 16" piece from the Jaguar front bumper into the rear, make some adjustments to the overall curvature, and build mounting brackets.

original 1959 Jaguar Mk 2 bumpers


Cutting a section from the front bumper to widen the rear.


TIG welding the sections together


The finished "rough" bumper. Needs metalworking to remove the 55+ years of wear and abuse, grinding, polishing and finally chroming.


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Old 10-04-2014, 05:42 PM   #254
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I feel remorse for the Jaguar.

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Old 10-04-2014, 05:45 PM   #255
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I feel remorse for the Jaguar.

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LOL why? The bumper is now on something that runs and won't rust away.
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Old 10-04-2014, 06:30 PM   #256
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Awesome Ian, would love to see a pic of the new bumper up against the Boler. I don't feel sorry for the Jag. Now the bumper will know it is going places and not held back by bad Lucas wiring. LOL

I would love to change the bumper on my Boler and am also looking for a light to use as a high mount brake light.

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A touch of class for the Boler

Nice work, Ian. I like your 'cut and paste' welding job. I'm sure once you finish polishing, it will look very cool.

Carry on,
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Very neat, and innovative as it is not your typical square bumper.


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Old 10-05-2014, 08:05 AM   #259
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LOL why? The bumper is now on something that runs and won't rust away.
Wow, Ian, amazing. A classic Jag bumper on your Boler. Too

I did the same kind of bumper mod on a car once.

Was reworking an AMC Pacer. The original front bumper was horrid but I found a nice front bumper at the wreckers from a 73 Buick. Like you I had to cut and reshape a bit but in the end it looked great. The car and bumper are still on the road being used today.
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Nice work, Ian. I like your 'cut and paste' welding job. I'm sure once you finish polishing, it will look very cool.

Carry on,
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Very neat, and innovative as it is not your typical square bumper.
Thank you, the shape of both the profile and the curve, even the bumperettes were exactly what I envisioned. My next challenge is finding a chroming company that will do a good job, looking at the reviews of the shops near me I would not take a toaster to then for replating. I am seeing good reviews from Kelowna Electroplating Ltd. Anyone have any experience or recommendations?
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Wow, Ian, amazing. A classic Jag bumper on your Boler. Too

I did the same kind of bumper mod on a car once.

Was reworking an AMC Pacer. The original front bumper was horrid but I found a nice front bumper at the wreckers from a 73 Buick. Like you I had to cut and reshape a bit but in the end it looked great. The car and bumper are still on the road being used today.
LOL too cool Wayne, That was a lot of work to customize it to that extent, a Pacer that looks good, and your bumper looks great.
Never thought I would say a Pacer looks cool
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An AMC Pacer!

"Party on Wayne!"

"Party on Garth!"

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ian , there's supposed to be a pretty good plating shop here in edmonton , i'll see if i can find the info and i'll send it to you
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ian , there's supposed to be a pretty good plating shop here in edmonton , i'll see if i can find the info and i'll send it to you
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Wow awesome job on the Pacer. I had a red Pacer X way back when but it did not look anything like your finished product. If I know it could look COOL I might have kept it and modified it like yours.

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Wow, Ian, amazing. A classic Jag bumper on your Boler. Too

I did the same kind of bumper mod on a car once.

Was reworking an AMC Pacer. The original front bumper was horrid but I found a nice front bumper at the wreckers from a 73 Buick. Like you I had to cut and reshape a bit but in the end it looked great. The car and bumper are still on the road being used today.
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Old 11-16-2014, 08:26 PM   #266
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Not really an upgrade or modification.
Just bought "new-ish" transportation while camping.
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