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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 23-02-2012, 18:05 Thread Starter
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seeking spare part to avoid MOT failure

My Renault Trafic Autosleeper 1992 (Cricket) needs a new near side back bumper to pass the MOT - desperate not to loose her! can you help?
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ask the mot garage what happens if there are no bumpers on the back at all. providing there are no lights or reflectors missing and there are no brackets sticking out that could cause damage to pedestrians then I think it would be accepted, but do ask the mot station.
it may be that it is a case of if not fitted not failed.
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if what cabby says is not possible go to a scrap yard and get a car bumper cut it up and graft it on to tour van i am sure there is a way without losing the van to the system
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Pretty certain that a rear bumper is NOT an MOT test item. Remember that the test is all about safety and a rear bumper serves no "safety" purpose (unlike the brakes, lights, steering seat belts etc)
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who told you that it needs one to pass the MOT.and why will it fail.

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garage thought it would if there were sharps, and there are parts still attached to the bodywork.
thanks for all your suggestions. Also been told that Tata in India still making the model so maybe get one from there! better if needed than losing my little ol' van!
you're all so helpful - thanks
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the garage means then that the bracket that holds the bumpers on will have to be removed.I suggest that you have both sets of bumpers and their brackets removed to get the MOT then buy some new ones to fit later.

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Try this place - see if they can help.

http://www.renault-spares.co.uk/about-us-1-w.asp
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www.MOTUK.co.uk/manual/contents.htmi posted a full copy of the MOT testers manual on here if you search the database
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Just cover the sharp edges with gaffer tape.

I've seen it done lots.
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