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Old 09-01-2014, 09:58 AM   #11
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Old 09-01-2014, 10:07 AM   #12
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I'm into simple and cheap. I just drilled a hole in the bumper and dropped a galvanized nail down through the top alone. Never have had it bump out, and never lost a cap.


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Similar solution for me except I used a duplex nail (double headed) for easier removal. At the time it was supposed to be a temporary solution but it works well enough that I no longer plan to change it.

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Old 09-01-2014, 10:07 AM   #13
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Hi RhoZeta,

Nah, just an ordinary guy. They didn't even offer me a small role in the movie. (grin)

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Old 09-01-2014, 10:16 AM   #14
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I glued some screening over the square holes to keep bugs out and then drilled a hole on the top and bottom of each end of the bumper and then ran SS screws into the rubber caps.
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Old 09-01-2014, 10:52 AM   #15
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Bumper Hatch

Bought a set of these 2 years ago and I have never lost them. They attach with two small screws and work great.
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Old 09-03-2014, 05:51 AM   #16
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I used a wire cloths hanger-small hole through both-and bend over on top
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:23 PM   #17
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Wirth Co has a softer rubber cap you push the edges in on and it doesn't move. Got mine on amazon $6. Had all this season and no issues over a couple thousand miles on Michigan roads. Click image for larger version

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Old 09-04-2014, 07:45 PM   #18
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OC did the bumper end caps mod to our 5er while we were there visiting him and Frankie. He drilled holes and inserted something he called "retention pins". It's dark so I can't take a pic right now, but IIRC they have a "plunger type" fitting on the pin where you push/pull up on them to remove them.

NICE mod you did on yours!

We never lost an end cap, but one side of each cap was always halfway out when we arrived at a camp site.

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Old 09-04-2014, 07:51 PM   #19
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That's a nice heavy duty pin. When my brother did something similar he just used cheap tent pegs.
X2 on that !
Those pins are way overkill just to hold that cap
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I just use black duct tape. Wrap around 3 sides leaving the bottom with no tape just in case any "fluid" needs to drain out.

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