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    I have removed the rubber bumper overriders and am looking for a solution to cover the 4 holes left from the mounting bolts on the front bumper. Any thoughts as I have seen numerous cars at shows which have done the same.

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    Same here and I was thinking of simply buying new bumpers.

    Maybe brackets could be designed to hold driving lights??

    -Jon
    1974 Triumph TR6

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    • #3
      I removed my overrides a few years back. Went to my local Ace Hardware and procured 4, chrome bolts and used those. I could not get the length I needed to bolt them on the bottom side so I used a dab of silicone to hold them into place till I can find long enough chrome plated bolts. Try McMaster-Carr to see if they have something.

      Good Luck

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      • #4
        Originally posted by jon_n_cruz View Post
        maybe brackets could be designed to hold driving lights??

        -jon
        i really like that idea!

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        • #5
          As an alternative to chrome plugs I’ve had black plastic plugs which still look great after several years.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by yycdave View Post
            As an alternative to chrome plugs I’ve had black plastic plugs which still look great after several years.
            That looks really clean. If my '74 bumper set were not so pitted I'd do the same and save myself the expense of fitting early bumpers. Currently, I'm looking at the stainless steel reproductions.

            -Jon
            1974 Triumph TR6

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            • #7
              Perhaps this maybe more then you want to do. When I removed mine, my bumpers needed to be rechromed Click image for larger version

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              • #8
                It was a bit of searching but found some long studs and had the dome heads chromed, looks natural.

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                • #9
                  I bought the stainless from Vietnam and we are very pleased. It was a while back but when we priced the removal/shipping/rechrome/return ship I took the plunge.

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                  • #10
                    VicMar,
                    FWIW, I removed my over riders about 4 years ago and love the look and the weight reduction (about 50 lbs or so including removing the front tag plate). I found some chrome/plastic flat caps from autoparts store and sealed the tops. Looks nice.
                    Good luck.
                    Huff Daddy

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by pjohnson View Post
                      I bought the stainless from Vietnam and we are very pleased. It was a while back but when we priced the removal/shipping/rechrome/return ship I took the plunge.
                      Me too, just installed the stainless bumpers last weekend. They look great!

                      -Jon
                      1974 Triumph TR6

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                      • #12
                        Are the stainless from Viet Nam the Harrington brand? have been contemplating stainless v. re-chrome. Cost is about the same.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by KOD View Post
                          Are the stainless from Viet Nam the Harrington brand? have been contemplating stainless v. re-chrome. Cost is about the same.
                          Yes, they are
                          1974 Triumph TR6

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                          • #14
                            Jon, et al, - I am ready to purchase the ss bumpers from Harrington for my 1974 TR6, but i am not sure whether to buy what the call "early" or "late" TR6 bumper set.

                            My car was built in April 1974, CF21402U, originally had the rubber overriders, but I do not plan to reinstall the rubber overriders. I am not sure if this is considered 1974 1/2, or post 1974 1/2.

                            What is your CF number and what did you order from Harrington? How was your installation experience? ( I know, i sound like i am asking you to take a survey.....)

                            I have researched all of the changes in the front and rear bumpers from '69-'76 and how the bracketry evolved to meet US impact standards, including holes up front for the overiders, holes for the license plate light (pre CF1) in the rear bumpers, cut-outs in the front bumpers for the blinkers when they raised them (75-76, maybe late '74), etc. One thing i have not figured out is the slight notching shown in the area where the rear overriders attach, even on early cars - all of the original plates (drawings) show this cut-out, but the harrington pictures do not appear to have it, nor do the early cars i have seen - maybe the drawings are wrong.

                            I have all of the bumper mounting brackets for my original bumpers, so hoping i can order the right thing from Harrington and bolt them on without much trouble. Appreciate any advice you guys may have -

                            Thanks !

                            -DaveR

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                            • #15
                              I put 73 bumpers on my 74 so no rubber

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