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Author Topic: 1889 Espace 2.0 Automatic, bumper repair  (Read 1121 times)
renaultsan
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« on: January 20, 2015, 10:22:14 pm »

Last month I posted the results of some dozy Yank hitting the backof our Espace in a car park. There were some pictures of the damage. We removed the bumper, cleaned up the damaged sections and laminated new grp into  both sides the damaged sections. After initial sanding of the external surface, a small amount of filler was applied and sanded to contour. The original two bolts that show on the lower outer section I could not get here in USA but found some suitable replacements in the local hardware shop. Both the mounting brackets were straightened out, blasted and painted and all of the remaining fixing bolts and washers replaced with new.
The repaired areas are still in primer as the new pictures show. The very hot Louisiana weather has played hell with the lacquer coating as the picture of the whole rear end shows but as we are going to give the car a complete respray, that will soon be put right, just a question of when we have time to get it in our workshop.
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roy4matra
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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2015, 08:10:58 pm »

Hello Terry,

'1889 Espace  2.0 Auto' - Wow you have a really early model then!  And it has lasted extremely well. Smiley

Seriously, glad to see it is still giving good service.  Are those front anti-roll bar bushes and mountings available easily from the U.K?

Roy
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