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Old 12-20-2012, 12:45 PM   #21
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The rallies will definitely be summer wheels. I'm rolling on the stock 6's until then! Plus the rallies need tires lol
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:40 AM   #22
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So these are the bumpers i will try to restore.. Thoughts?



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Old 12-22-2012, 06:40 AM   #23
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Hmmm. It's hard to tell from the picture of the front bumper but the back one looks the worse with the large crack.

For the rear one, you probably wont get the cracks to sit back together very well anymore, but you may be able to cut the crack wider, put a hard surface behind the crack to hold everything solidly in place, and then fill in the gap with body filler. I've never tried anything like that myself, but it may be worth a shot if the price is really good on both bumpers.

Alternatively, you could cut a larger portion of the bumper surrounding the crack and rebuild that area with fiberglass. The surfaces are fairly flat and simply shaped to I think it would be vary doable given enough time and patience.
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:15 AM   #24
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For the rear one, you probably wont get the cracks to sit back together very well anymore, but you may be able to cut the crack wider, put a hard surface behind the crack to hold everything solidly in place, and then fill in the gap with body filler. I've never tried anything like that myself, but it may be worth a shot if the price is really good on both bumpers.
This is what i was thinking. My buddy and i have some ideas on how to go about this, and you pretty much said it. Put another surface on the backside of the crack (maybe another piece of bumper?) to try to hold it together. Then i'll be getting a polyurothane body filler to try to mend it back together.

For the front, i hope to use the same filler to close up the cracks. I'm hoping there isn't a chunk missing on the passenger side of the lower grille. That would be hard to replicate and perfect.
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:06 PM   #25
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It looks like there may be a piece missing but it would be fixable. If your up to it, go for it. Those bumpers would look great on your car when you done repairing them.

BTW How are you finding all these slightly damaged stuff. I'd love to get my hand on some of it if I could find it.
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Yep i think i have all the help i need between here and the local guys.

The parts i find are in the Focus yard or another local guy with 2 SVT partouts. The rear bumper is from the silver one in the vehicles for parts, and the front it from the same guy. And the grille was from the Graveyard.
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Good luck with those bumpers brotato. Looks like you have alot of work ahead of ya. Cant wait to see it all when you are done.
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Thanks man. Luckily i have all winter and then some to get them finished.

I'm going with a pitch black SVT/ Kona look. Getting the door trim soon, the rack eventually, and i want Donalds floor mats.
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:44 AM   #29
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That is going to be a sweet combo with the Svt/Kona.
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I got my audio almost ready, I just need a box and an amp. And to run the remote and power wire.

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