Rear bump stop replacement on the cheap!

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Rear bump stop replacement on the cheap!

Post  Red Riley on Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:12 pm


Something is missing here.


Off the shelf bumper.


The original locating dimple.


Make a hole.


Add inner threads.


A bit long, but we'll fix that.


Cut a bit off.


Like so.


Remove the threads and a bit.


After a bit of filing work.


Bob's yer Uncle! The bolt has a bit of a shoulder holding it away from the base, so I'll pop a flat washer in between when I get a moment.

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Post  turbochargedstu on Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:28 pm

nice! a bit of old school engineering! i didnt even realise they had rear bump stops. i thought it was just mini style suspension. i better check mine! good modification though. sure i will be doing this if mine have vanished.

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Post  asahartz on Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:30 pm

The rear bumpstop is only required on a hydro suspension, though a version is available for uprated competition suspension. Nice tip though Red, though I'm not sure where I'd buy a bumpstop of-the-shelf for any less than the Mini version. Maybe different across the pond though!
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Post  turbochargedstu on Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:08 pm

ahhhh. mine is dry so that could explain things!

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Post  Red Riley on Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:44 am

asahartz wrote:The rear bumpstop is only required on a hydro suspension, though a version is available for uprated competition suspension. Nice tip though Red, though I'm not sure where I'd buy a bumpstop of-the-shelf for any less than the Mini version. Maybe different across the pond though!

8 bucks for the bodge versus 30 bucks for a new Hydro unit at MiniMania. Mad

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Post  Big_Al_Smith on Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:07 pm

and you have the satisfaction of knowing you did it yourself!! Very Happy
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Post  asahartz on Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:45 pm

Red Riley wrote:
asahartz wrote:The rear bumpstop is only required on a hydro suspension, though a version is available for uprated competition suspension. Nice tip though Red, though I'm not sure where I'd buy a bumpstop of-the-shelf for any less than the Mini version. Maybe different across the pond though!

8 bucks for the bodge versus 30 bucks for a new Hydro unit at MiniMania. Mad

The bumpstop is available on its own - £6.50 from Somerfords. But like I say, not so easy in the US.
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Post  Big_Al_Smith on Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:04 am

ingenuity and invention is always to be applauded in my opinion Very Happy

best of the bunch must be the guys down in cuba!!
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