Tech Tip: Mk 1 Plastic Bumper Clips

Bodyshell and Panels; Fittings; Dashboards; Interiors; Bumpers; Light clusters front and rear (non electrical queries) Grilles and brightwork; Repairs including to bulkhead due to clutch cable pulling through

Moderator: Scirocco Register

Forum rules
Hints, tips and guides for repair and modification - the FAQ section on the main website is worth checking first for information relating to common faults and technical help. Useful posts and guides will be added to the FAQ http://www.sciroccoregister.co.uk/scirocco-faq
jimmy h
Posts: 344
Joined: Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:49 pm
fill in the right answer: 10
Location: Cumbria

Tech Tip: Mk 1 Plastic Bumper Clips

Post by jimmy h » Sun May 25, 2014 9:34 am

Anyone who's owned a Mk 1 will know these things break if you so much as look at them the wrong way.

First find the centre and drill out to around 7mm, I went up in stages 5,6 etc..
Image
Then tap it out carefully to M8
Image
Screw in nylon grub stud (easily available off e bay)..
Image
Cut some notches on the other side with a Dremel like tool to provide a key and epoxy. (not shown)
Image
Hey presto - jobs a good un! Stronger than original.