The upper brackets on the VW Beetle rear bumper support the over-rider bars and hold them in position, preventing the bumper from sagging. This bracket fits all 1953 to 1967 Standard Beetle models. The bracket passes through a small hole in the apron and mounts in the same place as the lower brackets, which hold the bumper itself. Without upper brackets, the bumper will sag - no matter how tightly the lower brackets are fastened to the bumper mounts on the body. This bracket fits both the left and right side, it is sold individually, and two are needed for the whole car.
Test fit the bracket and bumper before painting!
Previous accidents and body work can cause poor fitment of new bumpers and other sheet metal items. It is very important to test fit the bracket before painting it. This will allow any necessary body work to either the body or the fender to be done BEFORE painting. NOTE: All body metal parts are sent with a black, sprayed, rust inhibitor. This is NOT paint or a primer. It must be removed prior to applying primer to the sheet metal.
This includes bumper brackets, fenders, floor pans, aprons, deck lids ETC. Because this material is not a primer, it is not unusual for scratches to be found in this material. This does not affect the sheet metal as this material MUST BE REMOVED, thus also removing any scratches in the process. Of course dents would be considered excessive. All sheet metal is carefully inspected prior to shipping for dents. Any sheet metal that is received dented must be presented to the shipping carrier for a damage claim, REGARDLESS OF THE CONDITION OF THE BOX.
Please Note:The information listed below is for stock, unmodified VW's manufactured for sale in the US. VW's are commonly modified and very often parts from another year VW may have been installed on your car. California Pacific JBugs is not responsible for any errors if your car has been modified in any way.