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Old 06-30-2009, 10:54 AM
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What are European water bumpers?

Saw a 1968 220d for sale that has "European water bumpers". What the hell are they? Anyone ever heard of them?--Scott
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:47 AM
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Some euro cars had factory mud flaps on them by the wheels....that might be what he means.
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water bumpers

must of seen the same car on sf craigs list-dont know what they are-though i assume water filled for impact absorption-dont know if they were stock ,but they are ugly
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In the picture the bumpers are way larger than regular ones, and the look like they could be plastic??
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:58 AM
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must of seen the same car on sf craigs list-dont know what they are-though i assume water filled for impact absorption-dont know if they were stock ,but they are ugly
Thats the one I saw-doesn't seem like they could give much impact absorption though. and they would be pretty heavy if they were water filled.
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Old 06-30-2009, 01:33 PM
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No kidding, even 35 gallons of water would be nearly 300lbs!
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Hydro = water. Hydro is the root of Hydraulic. Water Bumpers = Bumpers with hydraulic shock absorbers???
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Old 06-30-2009, 05:03 PM
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Maybe these cars with "water bumpers" were for export to places like north Africa or the Gobi desert
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