Saturday, July 29, 2017
The Chrome Goes On! Temporarily!
I was surprised at the amount of hardware necessary to put a set of bumpers together. The bumper blade end bolts and rubber spacers were from a pair of Type 14 front bumper end bolt kits, with 5mm of rubber cut from the ends of each spacer. Worked perfectly to give the correct spacing between the bodywork and the bumper itself. Since I had two complete sets of re-chromed bumpers parts to chose
from, I naturally cherry-picked the best of it for actual use. I also had a spare front left corner section that I decided to use because the chrome was really, really nice.
As the Nautilus left the garage, I spoke with yet another tow truck driver who really appreciated the work being done. I know there's potential here--and need to keep my cool. But, I'm once again questioning how much I'm really doing to get done on it this Summer and Fall. Time to reassess and set some new goals.