I really love it without the over riders, well done
And so, I finally unwrapped the “one-piece S1 bumper” I bought 2 years ago and stored away… Well, it turns out that it is not what the seller said it was. It is just a good old Euro style S2 bumper, 3 pieces… Much ado about nothing. Thank you Mr “thejaguru”…
So I trial fitted the bumper and… the holes in the brackets fall about on inch away from threaded rods… Noone said this would be easy right?
From memory, the rear mount is your fixed point and you adjust the slotted side brackets to fit. I would have thought a one piece bumper package would be markedly different to a blade and two side pieces. If it has been mailed in an ‘assembled’ state it may be bent/distorted?
It was shipped assembled as one piece, at great cost, all wrapped up. I opened the package today only… Ah well…
The rear brackets are welded to each side piece (it looks factory), there is no wiggle room, this is gonna be fun
And i just detest these bulbous overiders…
The side brackts are fixed to the body vial slotted holes so the bracket itself can be adjusted for a fixed hole side piece.
I looks like you’ve got a SI three-piece bumper. It has the mounting brackets right behind the bumper.
SII three-piece bumpers sport a round mounting located about one inch underneath the bumper level and fitting over the bumper mountings:
(sorry, only conclusive pic I could find)
I’m very surprised though that Jaguar obviously changed an integral part like the bumper mountings from SI to SII.
75 XJ6L 4.2 auto (UK spec)
May have been a result of the new legislation that also dictated bumper height and hideousness, the impact absorbers must have dictated the new position.
I’m quite sure Jaguar did it gladly, Jochen - it was likely forced on them, as David implies…
xj6 85 Sov Europe (UK/NZ)