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Hood Bump Stop Cross Reference
#1
Hey all.

I'm in the mood for trying to fix the Hood Bump Stops:

http://store.delorean.com/p-9566-hood-bump-stop.aspx

The only part which is badly aged and worn for both of mine, are the rubber stops at the top of the modified bolt which screws into the body. So...I was hoping I could just find a cross reference for that part, and replace the rubber only on my stops rather than the whole things. (The whole things, as a complete replacement, stainless or not, are a complete rip!)

Anyone any ideas on a viable cross reference for the rubber bit? Ebay had brought up some stuff, but the difficulty is; without a frame of reference for the size of the things, or a full picture appreciation of how it looks, ALL over, then I can't get an idea if any are the right size, or indeed, if they will slip over the metal portion of the existing stop threaded portion ok.

Just wondered if anyone has ever done anything similar.....?
Rissy
Chris M. Morionem qui loquitur multus sine cogitatione.
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#2
Hahaha. Good Luck

I spent weeks looking for equivalents and drew a total blank in this country.

Ed's stainless replacements are very nice, but massively overpriced - even if he's had to have a small batch specially made.

Dave H was supposed to be sending me some he'd sourced, but that was months ago now and I've long since got bored of nagging him.

I'm working one something as and when I get chance......
Richard H. DOC 365 VIN 1274
http://www.deloreans.co.uk
In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not.
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#3
Because the rubber is literally falling away from the metal on mine, I can tell you that it is simply a bolt (M6?) which has had its hexagonal head ground down to only about 1-2mm of thickness. Then the rubber is slipped over the top of this. As I was saying, I was wondering if there was a way of just buying a rubber grommet type thing, and slip this over the metal again. When we went to Kirkby last month, Ed's dad reckoned it was a very similar piece to that found on a Rover (? Something ?). He has actually made his own, and they looked the part alright. So i think it IS possible to get a very close likeness which will screw directly in place.
Rissy
Chris M. Morionem qui loquitur multus sine cogitatione.
(Forum Member 288)
(DOC Member 663)

May 1981 vin#1458
"LEX" aka "Wonkey" - Officially used in Britain's Greatest Machines (80's episode) with Chris Barrie.
Grey Wheels
Grooved, flapped Bonnet
Black Leather Interior
Chassis: #1073
Engine: #2839

Main Car(s):

2005 BMW M3 E46 Shape 3.246 Straight Six in Velvet Blue
1999 Honda Civic MB6 Shape 1.8VTi VTEC in Pirates Black
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#4
Oh I don't deny there's something out there.

If you find it, let me know!
Richard H. DOC 365 VIN 1274
http://www.deloreans.co.uk
In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not.
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#5
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mk2-Escort-Bo ... 257679c560

Search for bonnet stops on eBay I'm sure you'll find something

James
www.classicdelorean.com
Colchester - Essex - UK
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#6
I'll be placing an order to DMCH in the not so distant future (hopefully pre-Christmas) so could order you a set if you want. PM me if you're interested?
Regards,

Chris Hawes
DOC 138
Ex owner of VIN 5255 Grey, 5-speed
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#7
Chris Hawes Wrote:I'll be placing an order to DMCH in the not so distant future (hopefully pre-Christmas) so could order you a set if you want. PM me if you're interested?

This is like opening a can of worms Chris! lol! I have a list of silly little bits i'm after, which it's clear i'm not going to get any joy from D.Howarth for getting here in the UK. Would you be open to a short list?

(Is the rumour true that DMC are thinking of opening a parts depository here in the UK, possibly next year?)
Rissy
Chris M. Morionem qui loquitur multus sine cogitatione.
(Forum Member 288)
(DOC Member 663)

May 1981 vin#1458
"LEX" aka "Wonkey" - Officially used in Britain's Greatest Machines (80's episode) with Chris Barrie.
Grey Wheels
Grooved, flapped Bonnet
Black Leather Interior
Chassis: #1073
Engine: #2839

Main Car(s):

2005 BMW M3 E46 Shape 3.246 Straight Six in Velvet Blue
1999 Honda Civic MB6 Shape 1.8VTi VTEC in Pirates Black
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#8
Rissy Wrote:(Is the rumour true that DMC are thinking of opening a parts depository here in the UK, possibly next year?)

that could be interesting - whereabouts? Wonder what the prices will be like and how much stuff they will actually
have in the UK compared to Holland/the US.....
Claire Wright  - Club Treasurer
Jul 1981 DeLorean - Flopsy #2292 
Aug 1989 Cavalier 1.6L - Guinney
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#9
Guinney1971 Wrote:
Rissy Wrote:(Is the rumour true that DMC are thinking of opening a parts depository here in the UK, possibly next year?)

that could be interesting - whereabouts? Wonder what the prices will be like and how much stuff they will actually
have in the UK compared to Holland/the US.....

I don't know any facts, or indeed if it's true or not. Just heard through the grapevine through the summer. I'm sure it was at Tatton Park I heard the rumour.
Rissy
Chris M. Morionem qui loquitur multus sine cogitatione.
(Forum Member 288)
(DOC Member 663)

May 1981 vin#1458
"LEX" aka "Wonkey" - Officially used in Britain's Greatest Machines (80's episode) with Chris Barrie.
Grey Wheels
Grooved, flapped Bonnet
Black Leather Interior
Chassis: #1073
Engine: #2839

Main Car(s):

2005 BMW M3 E46 Shape 3.246 Straight Six in Velvet Blue
1999 Honda Civic MB6 Shape 1.8VTi VTEC in Pirates Black
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#10
Rissy Wrote:
Guinney1971 Wrote:
Rissy Wrote:(Is the rumour true that DMC are thinking of opening a parts depository here in the UK, possibly next year?)

that could be interesting - whereabouts? Wonder what the prices will be like and how much stuff they will actually
have in the UK compared to Holland/the US.....

I don't know any facts, or indeed if it's true or not. Just heard through the grapevine through the summer. I'm sure it was at Tatton Park I heard the rumour.

well, you know what they say, no smoke without fire........
Claire Wright  - Club Treasurer
Jul 1981 DeLorean - Flopsy #2292 
Aug 1989 Cavalier 1.6L - Guinney
Apr 2021 Mokka-e Launch Edition - Evie
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#11
I would never buy anything from DMCH like a compressor or part that is 31 years old containing rubber parts although I believe they now sell new Clutch Master Cylinders. What they are really good at is supplying genuine parts that will fit although I don't like the change they made to the website where there is a generic sentence added now to every single item which means you no longer know what's re-manufactured and what's 31 years old....

Yes, you get stung by Customs repatriating parts that 'were' from the UK but their website is easy to use and you get the parts within 3-5 days. Providing you're not ordering just one part their shipping costs are very reasonable considering how quick you get it from across the pond.
Regards,

Chris Hawes
DOC 138
Ex owner of VIN 5255 Grey, 5-speed
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