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MVP euro front bumper mounting on US '76 2002 w/euro nose


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Got all that? I'm actually posting on my daughter's account here. She has a '76 as stated, with an MVP euro nose. We cut off the front part of the frame rails to fit the nose rather than cutting the nose. We have the Blunttech mounting hardware meant for mounting the MVP euro bumpers we also have on US cars, but of course they don't work as-is with the euro nose and cut rails. However, I believe what are the spots for the holes in the frame rails for euro cars/bumpers are clearly visible. Seems that it makes sense to get the euro mounting brackets and drill out those holes to accept bolts/nuts - is there any issue with that logic?

 

Realoem shows right and left base and bar for a euro '76. Base looks to be a (pricey) little block that goes between the bar and the bumper.

 

Bar - 51111815493/4

Base - 51115670106/7

 

All look to be available from Wallothnesch, just looking for someone to tell me I'm either right or wrong. Sure seems to be easier than trying to modify the Blunttech hardware.

 

Thanks.

 

Chris Baker

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I think you're right assuming the MVP bumpers are copied well enough that the oem parts fit.

Those bases or spacers sure are pricey chunks of aluminum. They seem to be NLA everywhere else so those may be specially made for W&N. By the pictures originals are a little different, pressure cast and hollow inside while those look gravity cast solid blocks. 

 

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