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Thread: Does anyone make bumpers for the ariel atom? Also need info about WINDSHIELD WIPERS.

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    Does anyone make bumpers for the ariel atom? Also need info about WINDSHIELD WIPERS.

    Hi all,

    I need some help finding bumpers for the atom. I have been going through the safety check standards here in Hawaii and it says a vehicle needs a front and rear bumper. It can be a maximum height of 22 inches but no minimum height. Do atoms come with bumpers or does anyone make them? BUMPERS (Form Line 27)

    The State sets a 22-inch maximum height for cars. There is no minimum height for cars. The County ordinances require both a front and a back bumper. "Bumper" for purposes of the Hawaii Revised Statutes means a horizontal load bearing protective system installed on a motor vehicle which is constructed of sturdy materials that will not shatter or split upon moderate impact and provides adequate protection against damages to the front and rear external lighting and reflective devices, hood, trunk, doors, painted surfaces, cooling system, exhaust system, and other components during a low speed impact.
    Fail bumpers if:
    ►They do not conform to the State (291-35.1[1], HRS) or County requirements relating to height and performance.►Bumpers are not securely installed or mounted.
    ►Bumpers are damaged to the extent that sharp edges or protrusions could be unnecessarily hazardous to a pedestrian who is hit by the vehicle.


    [1] Maximum front and rear bumper heights: passenger vehicles =22 inches; vehicles with GVWR of 4,500 lbs. and under =29 inches; GVWR 4,501 lbs. to 7,500 lbs. 33 inches; 7,501 lbs. to 10,000 lbs. 35 inches














    it also says that vehicles need a windshield and windshield wipers which I think I may be able to buy from the factory. does anyone know how quickly the factory windshield wipers swipe at? the requirements for Hawaii are that Wipers have less than 15 cycles per minute for low speed and less than 40 cycles per minute for high speed.



    GLAZING MATERIALS (Lines 17-19)

    Glazing materials protect occupants from weather and flying objects. The windshield also protects against occupant ejection in a frontal crash. Unlike the windshield, the side windows are designed to shatter into small cubical pieces upon impact. In passenger cars all windows are considered requisite for driving visibility, but in vehicles built on a truck chassis (MPVs, trucks, buses) the windows behind the driver are not requisite for driving. Glazing materials must have a mark indicating that they comply with FMVSS 205. No glazing material requisite for driving visibility can be replaced with an opaque substance.
    Fail glazing if:
    ►A vehicle built on a car, truck or bus chassis has no windshield. If any of the other glazing material (Line 19) is missing and the absence leaves no dangerously sharp edges, the glazing can be passed.
    ►There are cracks, discolorations, chips, or scratches in the windshield or windows requisite for driving visibility that significantly interfere with driving visibility.
    ►Non‑transparent (opaque) materials are used in place of glazing that is requisite for driving visibility.
    ►The window adjacent to the driver cannot be lowered to the down position. This assures that the driver will be able to use hand signals in the event that the electric signals fail. If the glass is missing or cannot be raised from the lowered position, the glazing can be passed.
    ►Glazing has less than 35% (plus or minus 6%) light transmittance, except that the windshield may not be tinted at all in the AS-1 area. If no AS-1 mark exists, tint may not be more than 4 inches below the top of the windshield when measured from the middle point of the bottom edge of the top molding.


    WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS (Line 20)
    Fail if:
    ►Wipers or washers are inoperative; advise motorist if fluid is low.
    ►Wipers have less than 15 cycles per minute for low speed and less than 40 cycles per minute for high speed. (Cars manufactured on or after 1/1/68 and trucks, MPVs and buses 1/1/69) were made with a high-speed rate of 45 cycles per minute and a low-speed rate of 20 cycles as well as a windshield washer system).
    ►Severely streak the windshield after five cycles
    ►Do not completely clear water from wiped area
    ►Blades are of improper size
    ►Parts of wiper arms are missing or damaged to the extent that performance is impaired

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    for the bumper You'd have to get someone to make it custom for the car. GuyIII has bumpers on his car. You might be able to ask him if he knows who made them (they were on the car when he bought it)

    http://arielatomchat.com/forums/thread1517.html

    Windshield and wiper are available straight from the factory
    the high profile toy thrower

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