PA tubular bumper end caps

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    A couple of years ago there was some discussion about someone reproducing the nickel end caps for PA bumpers for the 1927-28 models.  Did anyone ever find a source?  I just found thanks to Karl Krouch a pair of tubular bumperettes for my Series 81 and will need the joined double-end caps for them.

     

    Jack Davis

    #427320

    For the caps one solution is to use freeze plugs of the proper ID and machine the edges down to the proper size.

    #427321

    I mean the cup type engine freeze plugs.   Machine the edges to the proper size then drill and counter sink the center to accept the mounting screw.

    #427322

    Paul, the rear are a double bar with connecting caps. Karl

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    Paul and Karl

     

    Thanks for the tips.  I think I see how to do it.  Wondering, though, about what kind of metal caps to use.  If they are to be nickel plated, does it matter?

     

    Jack

    #427331

    I used off the shelf freeze plugs and they plated just fine.

    #427335

    Great tip.  Thanks Paul.

     

    Jack

    #427336

    Oops, there is one issue still.  On the rear bumperettes there are two parallel tubes, and originally the end caps were joined.  Small matter, I guess.  Perhaps a connecting bar could be braised between them?

     

    Jack

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