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Back yard fix of front bumper cover

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Purchased the car this way and there was no undercarriage damage; just the center lower cover broken off. The owner didn't have the missing piece and I don't want to source even a scrap yard cover.

Sooo... looking for a quick fix that is structural as well as somewhat cosmetic.

Not sure where to come up with a plastic piece at all so was thinking of angle Al. Even Al sheet custom cut and bent to match then overlap it inside and pop-rivet/epoxy it into place. with body putty could mold it in better and paint to match? [dunno] I know the stock lower curves out slightly but am hoping that a straight piece will suffice?

Any suggestions are welcome. I'm NOT a body person, just mechanical. [wrenchin]



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http://www.car-part.com/

Call it the "Front Bumper Cover" and search nationwide.
Call the yards and ask about shipping costs.

I see a few around.


I wouldn't bother trying to fix it. It'll just end up looking like poo and bother you more than it does now.
Found one about 3 hours away for $375. I need to know what a new one is...
 

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That's up to you.
Doing the front end swap is going to be basically free, but take far more work (fenders, liners, upper radiator support, hood, bumper and crash foam, lights (pigtails)). Whereas the new bumper is just the bumper.
I like the looks of both and for me, I'd try to stick with the SAP cover. I think it's a good looking bumper. Little more aggressive than the SVT in a good way.
 

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Found one about 3 hours away for $375. I need to know what a new one is...
Did you find one that is listed as SAP? They are increasingly hard to find and thus tend to cost more. I'd say the $375 price is fair if its the right cover. Full SVT front end always looks good, especially if you still have the side skirts. They flow really well with the rear SAP bumper
 
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