[quote name='Mike77' timestamp='1335662192' post='180045']
Think you may find the legality of driving round without bumpers against you here. As they are designed first and foremost for the protection of pedestrians in mind. Remove the bumpers and it reveals all manor of metal parts, which Mr fuzz will be all to happy to point out when issuing a fixed penalty.... I once had a mk2 fiesta with the metal bumper, and the plastic end cap that wrapped round onto the wing had fell off, I got a right earful, and a lecture about public safety. So best to check first.
i never thought of it like that regarding prdestrians and stuff ll leave the front bumper on it mate,
but ill need to remove the rear panel to give it to the body shop, because the bumpers are a different shade compared to the car and i want the kit to match the bumpers so ill have to take my chances with the fuzz,
i plan to remove the rear bumper on wednesday and leave it in the body shop then the only driving i will be doing is 11.8miles to work and 11.8 miles back on a country road and some motorway at 8am and 6pm.
i wont be doing any other unnessacery trips other than going to work and i wont be driving through any towns,
the reverse and fog lights fitted in some clear plastic bottles, then the bumper should be ready to fit back on the car next saturday and i will be back to being 100% compliant again,
im also thinking of going to the local cop station and asking them about it just to be safe and save myself a potential fine, but if they say ''no you cant'' well ill still need to do it, and then if i was caught driving with no bumper and found to have been told by the law that i couldnt, then that would be worse for me,
so i think ill take my chances for the two days with the rear bumper off and if i get stopped ill play the inocent party and hope they dont read the forum