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jerburke Jeremy Burke
La Habra, CA, USA   USA
I'm in the process of assembling all the parts required to get my front bumper mounted.
My car has no front bumper or brackets. So I have nothing to start with.

Could someone please post some pictures of your front bumper and how it gets mounted to the brackets? And perhaps how it gets mounted to the frame?

I'm looking for some visual aids.

Thanks,
Jeremy



1960 Triumph TR3A - Originally purchased new by my Grandfather
1929 Ford Coupe Hot Rod - Family Owned Since 1966
1929 Ford Roadster Pickup Hot Rod - Father/Son Project
2007 Toyota Fj Cruiser - Original Owner

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mcoomey Silver Member Michael Coomey
Paxton, MA, USA   USA
I don't have any pictures, but this exploded view from Moss Motors might help.



Michael Coomey
Paxton, MA

'57 TR3


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jerburke Jeremy Burke
La Habra, CA, USA   USA
Thanks Michael,

I do have this drawing and will most likely use it when assembling my front bumper. It is very helpful.

I was hoping to see some actual pics.
Especially the bracket to frame mounting.

-Jeremy



1960 Triumph TR3A - Originally purchased new by my Grandfather
1929 Ford Coupe Hot Rod - Family Owned Since 1966
1929 Ford Roadster Pickup Hot Rod - Father/Son Project
2007 Toyota Fj Cruiser - Original Owner

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jerburke Jeremy Burke
La Habra, CA, USA   USA
Just bumping this topic back to the top.
Still looking for some pictures.

Thanks,
Jeremy



1960 Triumph TR3A - Originally purchased new by my Grandfather
1929 Ford Coupe Hot Rod - Family Owned Since 1966
1929 Ford Roadster Pickup Hot Rod - Father/Son Project
2007 Toyota Fj Cruiser - Original Owner

TR3driver Randall Y
Confusion, Los Angeles, USA   USA
Not the best photos; but maybe this will help. You'll have to ignore the aftermarket sway bar. But you can see the bracket that runs from the back of the apron down to the frame, along with the little reinforcing strap that goes up to one of the steering box mounts.







Randall
56 TR3 TS13571L daily driver
71 Stag LE1473L awaiting engine rebuild
7? Stag awaiting gearbox rebuild

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jerburke Jeremy Burke
La Habra, CA, USA   USA
Thanks Randall!

I'm going to go out and compare your pictures with what I have.

-Jeremy



1960 Triumph TR3A - Originally purchased new by my Grandfather
1929 Ford Coupe Hot Rod - Family Owned Since 1966
1929 Ford Roadster Pickup Hot Rod - Father/Son Project
2007 Toyota Fj Cruiser - Original Owner

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jerburke Jeremy Burke
La Habra, CA, USA   USA
Randall,

What is the part that I’m pointing to with the green arrow? It looks like the bumper bracket goes between it and the frame.

Thanks,
Jeremy



1960 Triumph TR3A - Originally purchased new by my Grandfather
1929 Ford Coupe Hot Rod - Family Owned Since 1966
1929 Ford Roadster Pickup Hot Rod - Father/Son Project
2007 Toyota Fj Cruiser - Original Owner

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TR3driver Randall Y
Confusion, Los Angeles, USA   USA
That's right. The bumper bracket goes against the side of the frame, then there is a small spacer to bridge the gap in the center of the bracket. The piece you arrowed is the reinforcing strap that I mentioned before.
Then a long bolt goes through the strap, spacer, bracket and frame, then the radiator guard on the other side of the frame.



Randall
56 TR3 TS13571L daily driver
71 Stag LE1473L awaiting engine rebuild
7? Stag awaiting gearbox rebuild

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jerburke Jeremy Burke
La Habra, CA, USA   USA
Fantastic!

Thank You!!

-Jeremy



1960 Triumph TR3A - Originally purchased new by my Grandfather
1929 Ford Coupe Hot Rod - Family Owned Since 1966
1929 Ford Roadster Pickup Hot Rod - Father/Son Project
2007 Toyota Fj Cruiser - Original Owner

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CFMTR3A Carl M
Tampa, FL, USA   USA
In reply to # 1494073 by TR3driver That's right. The bumper bracket goes against the side of the frame, then there is a small spacer to bridge the gap in the center of the bracket. The piece you arrowed is the reinforcing strap that I mentioned before.
Then a long bolt goes through the strap, spacer, bracket and frame, then the radiator guard on the other side of the frame.

My project does not have the strap referenced in this post and the related image. I can't find any part numbers listed in SPC. Is it only on the driver's side? Purpose? Needed?

Thanks
Carl

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jerburke Jeremy Burke
La Habra, CA, USA   USA
In reply to # 1495128 by CFMTR3A
In reply to # 1494073 by TR3driver That's right. The bumper bracket goes against the side of the frame, then there is a small spacer to bridge the gap in the center of the bracket. The piece you arrowed is the reinforcing strap that I mentioned before.
Then a long bolt goes through the strap, spacer, bracket and frame, then the radiator guard on the other side of the frame.

My project does not have the strap referenced in this post and the related image. I can't find any part numbers listed in SPC. Is it only on the driver's side? Purpose? Needed?

Thanks
Carl

I also do not have this reinforcing strap on the passenger side. It only occurs on my driver's side.
I'm curious to this as well.

-Jeremy



1960 Triumph TR3A - Originally purchased new by my Grandfather
1929 Ford Coupe Hot Rod - Family Owned Since 1966
1929 Ford Roadster Pickup Hot Rod - Father/Son Project
2007 Toyota Fj Cruiser - Original Owner

TR3driver Randall Y
Confusion, Los Angeles, USA   USA
I believe the bracket is to help stiffen the steering attachment to the frame; even though the workshop manual calls it "the stiffening bracket for the bumper". Thus it's only found on the driver's side.
The SPC is a bit confusing, the 3A bracket is listed twice, but the TR3 version only once. Here's the 3A listing from the bumper section (which includes the spacer and extra long bolt).



Randall
56 TR3 TS13571L daily driver
71 Stag LE1473L awaiting engine rebuild
7? Stag awaiting gearbox rebuild


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CFMTR3A Carl M
Tampa, FL, USA   USA
I couldn't find the bracket or spacer on either Roadster Factory or Moss. How important is it?

I guess I could manufacture something if I knew dimensions, thickness, Etc.

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