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Factory bumper fog light mount


Tbone1209

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73 Touring has holes in the bumper and a flat steel arm from the main bumper support that aligns under the hole to support. Is this a factory driving/fog light mount? Or something added at a later time? It looks like its part of the main bumper support...

 

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There was a factory light bracket that mounted to the hood supports to avoid a hole in the bumper.  Some owners mounted a stabilizer to the bumper to reduce vibration.  Lights were not installed at the factory.

 

Reproduced versions are here:  http://www.probimmer.com/Pierre/2002_auxilliary_lamp_brackets.htm

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John in VA

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12 hours ago, Tbone1209 said:

 

73 Touring has holes in the bumper and a flat steel arm from the main bumper support that aligns under the hole to support. Is this a factory driving/fog light mount? Or something added at a later time? It looks like its part of the main bumper support...

 

 

A pic would be nice, but it sounds like an Owner update. Assume we're talking front bumper. I have never seen any additional 'factory' holes in the uniquely bent front bumper support bars.

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Les

'74 '02 - Jade Touring (RHD)

'76 '02 - Delk's "Da Beater"

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We used to call those additional braces “steadies”. Like Les, I’ve never seen a BMW factory steady, although I’ve seen Cibie, Marchal, and homemade steadies. As Les said, photos please!

Even if they’re not factory — and I doubt they are — they might be useful if they are well done!

 

Best regards,

 

Steve

 

1976 2002 Polaris, 2742541 (original owner)

1973 2002tii Inka, 2762757 (not-the-original owner)

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Well, Big Bumper 02s came with properly located under bumper light mounting holes.  Just sayin’… besides ‘em being a darn nice bench.   lol

 

(Though you did need to run a ground to the lights since the alloy bumpers themselves were ungrounded/ isolated via the mounting dampers.)

 

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2 hours ago, visionaut said:


… Well, Big Bumper 02s came with properly located under bumper light mounting holes…

 


Huh? I’ve had to drill my own, and I’ve not yet seen a factory-drilled example… 🤔

 

Best regards,

 

Steve

 

 

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1976 2002 Polaris, 2742541 (original owner)

1973 2002tii Inka, 2762757 (not-the-original owner)

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OK, confirmed they definitely aren't factory. They have been there for a while. There is wiring existing under the rubber wrap (it's not elec tape) stuff. I'm going to address and detail this area up in the future but wanted to know what I had... 

 

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