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Petrol head
10-04-15, 09:17 AM
Morning Crendonistas,

Been doing minor some fettling since getting the car and am pleased with the results. The only thing that I'm not happy with is the back bumper which isn't parallel to the ground and it's really annoying me!

The nudge bar is welded to the overrider brackets and each side has two threaded bars that go through spacers and attach to the bracket in the boot.

Is there a method of adjusting the boot brackets or does it involve basically starting again?

I did think about sticking a jack under the low end and giving it a tweak but suspect that might not be sensible :shock:.

Any advice gratefully received.

Cheers.

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tonym
10-04-15, 09:30 AM
Have you tried completely deflating the rear left tyre?? :-P

Petrol head
10-04-15, 09:54 AM
I knew there must be an easy answer.....!

Wetpool
10-04-15, 10:32 AM
It might be even harder than you think to get it right, it seems that the bumper is pretty parallel to your rear lights and also to the underside of the car. It's obvious not to your bootlid underside..:confused: :cry: or hopefully the pictures are misleading my eyes somewhat??

Good luck either way, Theo

Lloyd Barnes
10-04-15, 11:37 AM
Throw it away and put quick lifts on it?! :-D

Does look a bit odd, I'm guessing thats the early AK derived body? Would it be worth calling JK and seeing what he thinks? I remember him saying he had to do a lot of tweaking to the pre Crendon bodies and this may fit together with that somewhere? Very hard to see from pictures as a slight angle can make things look very deceiving.

Petrol head
10-04-15, 01:20 PM
Yes Lloyd - one of the AK bodies. The line of the boot sill is parallel to the ground but the nudge bar isn't. That said, the photo makes it look worse than it actually is. Maybe I should just stop looking at it! ;)

AKCharlie
10-04-15, 04:25 PM
Are the holes in the body parallel with the ground? You could get Tony to sit on the left hand side! That will sort it!! Actually, it may be too much!!

Petrol head
10-04-15, 06:26 PM
Just been out to check and, yes, the holes in the body are parallel to the ground. However, whilst obsessing about it not looking horizontal, the one thing I hadn't checked was the distance from the body to the over riders. The left one was almost an inch closer to the body than the right so the nudge bar was at an angle to body making it all look a bit strange. Two minutes with a spanner to straighten things up and it's much better. Happy now!

Thanks for all the suggestions - well, most of them... :D

AKCharlie
10-04-15, 06:37 PM
Pleased to hear you are a lot happier, it just shows how much photos can throw you off course.
It still may pay you take it right off and see if the welded on pipes to the overiders are square to one another. If not, a rubber mallet works!


Just been out to check and, yes, the holes in the body are parallel to the ground. However, whilst obsessing about it not looking horizontal, the one thing I hadn't checked was the distance from the body to the over riders. The left one was almost an inch closer to the body than the right so the nudge bar was at an angle to body making it all look a bit strange. Two minutes with a spanner to straighten things up and it's much better. Happy now!

Thanks for all the suggestions - well, most of them... :D

Petrol head
10-04-15, 06:53 PM
Ah yes. Brute force and ignorance - my speciality!