Attention estate owners

Bodywork, interior and exterior trim and glass, bumpers, etc.
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Re: Attention estate owners

#11 Post by englishbull » Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:58 am

Don't fix what ain't broken?........... :lol:
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#12 Post by mikew » Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:10 am

Alan Chatterton wrote:Hmmmmmmmm.

Okay, so bearing in mind mine is a finished and painted body......... is there anything I can do to bring some strength back to this area for towing? I was thinking some braces between bumper mount bolts on the rear to the side bumper mounts?

What do you think Mike?

I'll be towing 1500kg's with it.......... occasionally!
I suspect its OK for normal size trailers, and a Colin has said the load is already spread through the bumper. The inner valance is pretty thin and not a solid panel anyway, it cannot lend that much strength to the area anyway.

I think its probably another unnecessary "worry item" - strengthen it if you can, but don't worry if you haven't

How does that weight fit with the new towing regulations? total car weight etc
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Re: Attention estate owners

#13 Post by Mike Stevens » Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:39 am

I've towed with an estate for years and many others have (especially Alan with his heavy loads!) so I'm with Lee and Mike on this one. How many have you heard of that have fallen apart? Even with the ravages of rust around that area. I'd have thought that making sure there is good metal there would be more important. After all, these cars were always intended as good tugs and I'm sure the required strength was designed in.... Maybe.

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Re: Attention estate owners

#14 Post by david_lall » Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:49 pm

I've towed to the Alps twice now not to mention numerous other trips and have never had a problem. I agree the bumper quarters add additional strength and my tow bar also has brackets bolted through the floor. That said, it was the previous owner who did the bodywork restoration so perhaps he has already addressed this area on my car...or maybe not!
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#15 Post by Richard B » Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:57 am

Is this 'feature' a cause of self opening tailgates, when bends are taken in an 'enthusiastic manner? :shock:


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Re: Attention estate owners

#16 Post by Mike Stevens » Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:02 pm

Richard B wrote:when bends are taken in an 'enthusiastic manner?
Or when you go over a bump?

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#17 Post by CAR » Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:05 pm

Richard B wrote:Is this 'feature' a cause of self opening tailgates, when bends are taken in an 'enthusiastic manner? :shock:


:roll:
TBH Richard once we had new middle and full outer sills done on HOE, we didnt have this happen for about 3 years, so the strength of the sills does have a lot to do with the estates trying to twist all the time. Worn tailgate lock and keep are now giving us problems when we hit potholes, but doesn't pop up as we exit roundabouts now.
Thinking about it, the problem is worse when we have the trailer or a car transporter on the back :roll:
Perhaps Dad is right, we shouldn't work the old girl so hard :lol:

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Re: Attention estate owners

#18 Post by englishbull » Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:53 pm

CRAJ wrote:
Richard B wrote:Is this 'feature' a cause of self opening tailgates, when bends are taken in an 'enthusiastic manner? :shock:


:roll:
TBH Richard once we had new middle and full outer sills done on HOE, we didnt have this happen for about 3 years, so the strength of the sills does have a lot to do with the estates trying to twist all the time. Worn tailgate lock and keep are now giving us problems when we hit potholes, but doesn't pop up as we exit roundabouts now.
Thinking about it, the problem is worse when we have the trailer or a car transporter on the back :roll:
Perhaps Dad is right, we shouldn't work the old girl so hard :lol:

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Re: Attention estate owners

#19 Post by CAR » Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:47 pm

No need Lee, I have NOS ones in the garage, once I'm fighting fit again they will be on.
Rimmers sell both bits for very little :wink:

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Re: Attention estate owners

#20 Post by Mike Stevens » Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:03 pm

I think they are used on the Stag boot lid. However, if that's the case I'm surprised they are so little!

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