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Juanos
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PostSubject: Fitting a Bull Bar   Wed May 18, 2016 4:01 pm

I've seen various posts about bull bars. My previous hiace camper had a big old wrap round bull bar - I think it was originally from a 80s series land cruiser - I wouldn't mind having another fitted to my cruising cabin but have no idea whether this would need any modification - any ideas anyone?
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PostSubject: Re: Fitting a Bull Bar   Wed May 18, 2016 9:29 pm

I want to remove the bumper to see the structure of the beams behind it. It should be welded or bolted to those beams.

Also please check local regulations regarding bull bars.
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PostSubject: Re: Fitting a Bull Bar   Wed May 18, 2016 10:17 pm

Mine was on two angle irons bolted to the chassis. Appeared to be hand made but did the job and did not buckle when the bus rolled into a wall!
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PostSubject: Re: Fitting a Bull Bar   Sat May 21, 2016 9:34 am

Hiace4wd - thanks - the law seems a little confusing on this subject so I will do a little more research first.
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PostSubject: Re: Fitting a Bull Bar   Sat May 21, 2016 9:57 am

Clive wrote:
Mine was on two angle irons bolted to the chassis. Appeared to be hand made but did the job and did not buckle when the bus rolled into a wall!

Hi Clive, My wife had a head on and the bull bar seemed to deflect the other car a bit but the hiace was still a write off :

http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif

It's a bit blurry but you get the idea. Fortunately wife was fine but feeling mighty fierce afterwards
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PostSubject: Re: Fitting a Bull Bar   Sat May 21, 2016 4:58 pm

Even a small deflection would have reduced the impact.
Bull bar looks very similar to the one I had.
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