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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:06 pm    Post subject: Is there a right way up for the front bumper? Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Is there a right way up for the front bumper? Reply with quote

Do you mean is it symmetrical?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Is there a right way up for the front bumper? Reply with quote

Yes
Top to bottom
Left to right

Ie can it be fitted either way up

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Is there a right way up for the front bumper? Reply with quote

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Yes
Top to bottom
Left to right

Ie can it be fitted either way up



not in germany, the licenseplate would be upside down....
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Is there a right way up for the front bumper? Reply with quote

Smile

Iím surprised at the silence
My view - pre56 (& probably pre58 too) front bumpers have rotational symmetry order 2
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Is there a right way up for the front bumper? Reply with quote

I have never noticed any details to suggest they mount only one way.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Is there a right way up for the front bumper? Reply with quote

mandraks wrote:
RockStock wrote:
Yes
Top to bottom
Left to right

Ie can it be fitted either way up



not in germany, the licenseplate would be upside down....


This may be the only difference.

I know I put one on upside down once but I think the only issue was I noticed the license plate mounting bolts were down low instead of up high.

This was on a later bumper where the holes were drilled - not the early Wolfsburg welded-on nuts

I did a quick measurement of a Wolfsburg bumper I have and the front bumper mount holes appear to be an even distance top to bottom
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Is there a right way up for the front bumper? Reply with quote

I roughly traced the outline of one end, and transferred it to the other end (inversed) and it looked the same.
Number plate bolts look centralised.
Bumper sits vertical when on the floor either way up.

Would mean the deluxe trim is not sided either.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:12 am    Post subject: Re: Is there a right way up for the front bumper? Reply with quote

On my 55 Wolfsburg ( still narrow gap BD bumper) I had a hard time figuring out which way to put it back on the bus, only the Patina ( more rust on lower edge) helped decision. the welded license plate nuts are definitely centered on this one. probably the same on late BD (very early 55).

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