I’m after a golf 2 country bull bar. If I can’t find one soon I think I will re-fabricate mine and get a good pattern and dimensions so it may be able to be reproduced.
Any help appreciated
actually – if any country owners would be willing to give me an idea of the tube dimensions and perhaps send a couple of more detailed pics of how it attaches to the front etc, I rather fancy having a go at replicating these to fit a regular syncro/golf.
I’m thinking to also extend it down to the subframe and have some sort of skid-plate to offer some protection to the sump etc too (from kerbs in my case).
I’ve been doing some digging on this and I think potentially 25mm electrical conduit might be the way to go on recreating the main “wings” of the country bull bars, especially since there’s conduit benders available for not unreasonable money which look like they could potentially do bends of a suitable radius.
The “wraparound” bends would probably be too tight to bend and would need to be neatly cut and welded but the other bends look like they could be done with a bender. I’m thinking mate that to a sturdy cross-beam and vertical “nudge” bars which join the front frame arms alongside the bumper (a bit like the US cop cars) and which would extend below the bumper, either side of the sump and bolt onto the subframe much like a lower strut brace would.
I guess it could all be done with slice-n-weld but using a bender where possible should give a nicer finish.
If it’s done right it should all be nice and flush, barely reduce ground clearance, and add some sump protection too thanks to a plate bracing the two vertical struts as they head down to the sump, just like the OEM country.
Obviously I doubt the conduit parts would be quite as strong as the OEMs but in my case it’s mostly for looks and a bit of light protection, though conduit does seem to be relatively sturdy and looks to be galvanised inside and out so would be good from a rust prevention perspective.
I’m working with big bumpers on my syncro (lowest valance removed) but it should work equally well for small bumper. Will post some pics once I’ve had a play with some pipes and got something to show.
Still no luck, I have found one for sale in Germany and due to size the guy doesn’t want to courier it to me so it’s potentially a 850 mile road trip ( that’s one way ) and I don’t think it’s much better than mine.
The bars go under the front valance and fit to the underside of the chassis legs.
When it comes off I will take more dimensions and try and map the bars so it could be reproduced !!
Actually I think I’ve figured out an alternative plan for mine since with it being a regular syncro the country bars would need modifying anyway. Still good to take reference pics tho for the future since there don’t seem to be m/any available