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Author Topic: bumper and grill  (Read 2944 times)

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sleepy-steve

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« on: June 18, 2008, 13:20:32 PM »
hi guys, i wondered if any body knows where i can get an RS500 style front bumper and grill to fit my 3 door?

the ones that are on it now dont really fit well. there is a 2" - 2.5" gap between grill & bumper and the headlights dont fit nicly behind it. oh, and the light also dont adjust up enough to see at night.

any input will be very much appreciated.

steve.



IansSaph

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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2008, 14:15:46 PM »
i think anythink of that age either new copy items or original parts need some time, effort and persuation (skill) to make fit,

You can make anything fit right,

Ian

sleepy-steve

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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2008, 16:05:51 PM »
i dont mind making fitting brackets or clips but i dont really want to mess about with cutting and filling fiberglass.

if there is no other option then i'll have to get a body work company to do it.

IansSaph

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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2008, 16:28:43 PM »
thats the problem with fiberglass you need to be able to work with it to get it right, even a spot on kit will look shite after 12months of everyday driving and need reworking, the Mrs's MR2 is a pain, the front bumper is ready for doing again, it sinks and then the more you do to it with fresh glass and filler the heavy it gets, and the quicker it cracks and sags,

Original Plastic is the way forward, just expensive.

Ian

sleepy-steve

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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2008, 08:14:19 AM »
Quote from: IansSaph
thats the problem with fiberglass you need to be able to work with it to get it right, even a spot on kit will look shite after 12months of everyday driving and need reworking, the Mrs's MR2 is a pain, the front bumper is ready for doing again, it sinks and then the more you do to it with fresh glass and filler the heavy it gets, and the quicker it cracks and sags,

Original Plastic is the way forward, just expensive.

Ian

i did some serching last night.... for an genuine rs500 bumper - anything up to £1600!
                                               
think i'll buy a copy and just keep playing with it as i'm not that rich.

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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2008, 09:08:46 AM »
Quote from: sleepy-steve
i did some serching last night.... for an genuine rs500 bumper - anything up to £1600!
                                               
think i'll buy a copy and just keep playing with it as i'm not that rich.

You can get brand spanking new Ford ones from the states cheaper then that.

sleepy-steve

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« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2008, 10:58:51 AM »
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You can get brand spanking new Ford ones from the states cheaper then that.

even with tax's and import duty etc?

i'll have to look into that. never thought to look in the states.

IansSaph

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« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2008, 11:16:09 AM »
maybe standard 3dr ones but i didn't think they did the 500 ones,

I'd just rework the ones you've got on if you've already got some.

Ian

sleepy-steve

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« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2008, 12:05:48 PM »
yeah maybe i wil then. i really need to see someone else's car that has these bits fitted and see which part of mine needs re working.

anyone got any pictures of front ends showing the grill and bumper join?

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« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2008, 12:20:12 PM »
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maybe standard 3dr ones but i didn't think they did the 500 ones,

I'd just rework the ones you've got on if you've already got some.

Ian

RS500 ones m8, Phils web site is down at the mo soon as its back up will put link

IansSaph

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« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2008, 14:52:50 PM »
Phil off here, OPM or something?

Interesting, cheers.

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« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2008, 15:18:06 PM »
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Phil off here, OPM or something?

Interesting, cheers.

Yeah Phil D OMP your find him in the traders section

His got some very nice new front grilles as well
« Last Edit: June 19, 2008, 15:19:03 PM by Taps »

IansSaph

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« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2008, 16:57:39 PM »
he does have some interesting items,

Ian

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« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2008, 19:23:24 PM »
http://www.smithanddeakin.co.uk/F-K.htm]http://www.smithanddeakin.co.uk/F-K.htm - near the bottom...Theirs are heavy duty panels...about 350 for the dam and grill. I can vouch for the durability of their panels - i have their wings, bonnet, tailgate and front valance on my capri. They make the panels thicker than the likes of fibresports. I have spoken to people who have had them on for years and no crack or flex at high speed(bonnet).
Would say that i had to use some persuasion on one of the wings but a knats cock is all it was and i'm quite fussy.




 

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