Big Bumper Conversion for a MK2 Golf GTi — Volkswagen Golf Mk2

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Volkswagen Golf Mk2

. A Big Bumper Conversion for a MK2 Golf.

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In the interest of public service, we you the following important safety Pattern-Part Big Bumpers may not be as safe as like to think!

A bleedingly statement granted, and yes, it does sound like a thing to say.

We, like of Matey-Matey visitors every chose to update our pre-90 mk2 with a Pattern-Part Big Bumper The car’s had a fairly hard over the last 4 years a good few track and ‘fast miles 🙂 It’s also most of its life parked usually on the road.

At some after the bumper kit was fitted, the car to have been ‘nudged’, quite hard, by an incompetent

This impact appears to creased one of the bumper irons yet made no visible damage..

So so good, that’s what for — right?

The problem is, the required to flog a bumper to a for peanuts has meant a poor-quality on the bumper iron [the The paint has flaked off the rippled bumper stay and tin-worm has ravaged the part, to the point it has completely disintegrated and the bumper has free!

It goes without saying a pattern part bumper is going to offer less protection than a genuine VAG However, to have a bumper reduced to dust in such a period of time is definitely a for concern.

We’ve replaced the stay with another shonky [but new] one a spare bumper. We’ve this by seam welding it and over-painted it to give it mildly protection.

Heed this take time to inspect stays, especially if your have been installed for a and above all, drive — you don’t want to on these bumpers too heavily.

we would like to draw attention to our disclaimer. We don’t, have and NEVER WILL responsibility for the accuracy or validity of the we chose to publish. Bumpers are a CRITICAL part and we would not advise you read or follow the article.

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What you’ll

1. » A big bumper kit — including looms and lenses

2. » 5, 10, and c18 mm drill drill and round file.

3. » 4 of plastic primer, 4 cans of top


4. » Bucket, 1000 grit masking tape paper

5. » jack, a block of wood and a

The process below outlines the steps involved in fitting a colour-coded big bumper kit to a MK2 Volkswagen GTi. To use the Haynes nomenclature would be classified as a ‘2 task’ — however it require the fitter to be fairly with a spray can. If you your painting skills, we recommend you use a recommended paint to get the bumpers colour-coded and then fit them yourself.

» Step One

Lay the bumpers across a bench and rub-down the surfaces you be painting with the 1000 Wet’n’Dry. Use copious quantities of soapy water, repeatedly the paper into every and cranny using a gentle motion.

TIP — The bumpers are in a mould-releasing-agent and unless you carefully rub iota of it off, the paint NOT stick to the bumpers AT ALL

» Close Up:

» Two

Once you are happy that the are totally smooth, grease and bone-dry, you can start painting. — The preparation of the surface is key to any job, so do take care to rub and use loads of water to flush any debris that might get dragged around under the

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Mask the parts of the bumper will not be being painted and more importantly —

Give the bumper 2 or 3 light of plastic primer following the on the can for build thickneses and flash Once this is dry, you can the paint off’ using 1000 grit before two or three generous coats of to the whole primed area.

» Step Three

If you are fitting the to a mk2 that previously had small chances are you will have to fit a big-bumper slide-bracket to the lower of each front-wing. To do this you need to drill an extra 20mm hole a few cms below the factory hole.

NOTE: the measurements for this from the supplied with your and drill it out using progressively drill-bits ’till it’s a fit for both lugs.

TIP — Do to rust proof the hole A quick blast of left-over is ideal!

» Step Four Fitting the Bumpers

Fitting the bumper is far trickier than the so we will cover it first:

The bumper brackets are load — to extract the old bumper and fit the new one require the weight of the engine and to be briefly supported by the trolley and wood. To do this, place the on the casting of the transmission adjacent to NOT on] the sump and take the weight of the on the jack.

Take the rubber bungs out the front under-valance, and undo the 17mm bolts that the bumper in place.

The old bumper slide out, and the new one can then be into its place. Wire up the and fog-light looms [as applicable], the new bumper carefully in place, and the car to admire!

The rear bumper is a in comparison. Unbolt the four holding the brackets in place [2 per — as shown below], the bumpers over, and then re-bolt the new one in its place.

Note. task is not especially difficult and as as you spend time on the preparation concentrating on the quality of your and masking] you will find it easy.

We would recommend you set 1 weekend for this task!

Disclaimer. Matey-Matey accept no for any of the information contained within document or the accuracy thereof. It is as a helpful guide and is solely on personal experience. The authors wish to stress that the highlighted are centred around opinion and there may be other credible ways of performing conversion.

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