i cut a spare us bumper down yesterday as an experiment. havent finished yet, but it looks pretty badas$ so far. i gotta get the metal parts powdercoated before i stick it on. just the rear so far.. round out that as$.
I did the drill a hole in the shock think and pushed it in. I tried the rear bumper first. It does look better. I didn't trim the bumper, don't know if I will. I'll have to sleep on that one. Thanks for the input.
If you collapse it all the way, you have to trim the cover or remove it. It will rub the tires. I cut off about 4 inches front and rear. Then I filed down the rough edge, and painted it. It doesn't look horrible, but there is an unfinished edge. I tried to cut it so that it lays flush with the body. I still have a little fine tuning to do.
what do you use to trim? at first i used a dremmel, but it got too hot. then i moved up to the hacksaw, but it's messy. doing a rocco ii bumper, i cut 2 1/4" off the top, and 2 1/2" out of either end and plastic welded it back on. flexes like the original, just looks like it has 2 deep scratches. have to fill and sand, but i think it'll be spicy. it's just my 1st attempt. i figure it'll be better next time. just have to cut the brackets. i dont know about these shock mounts you guys have. all 4 of my roccos and all my previous bunnies have had solid bumper mounts front and rear, actually look interchangeable front and rear.
I collapsed the rear bumper all the way and I still have a good three inches to the edge of the rear wheel well. I'm not sure about the from bumper, but I think there is sufficient room to not hit the tires. I see what you are talking about in your pic, but I have an mkII and you don't. I think there is more fender room on the later models.
Hmmm..... interesting, but I'd perfer not to have that diving board hanging off the back of my car. I'm thinking about fitting my 16v kit and removing the bumpers entirely. Otherwise, I want something closer to the car. The thinkness isn't an issue, it's the length of that loooooong rear bumper that bugs me.
Another Question though: How does the 16v Body kit go on. It came with the car but it comes in like 12 pieces. I can only tell which parts go over the wheels as they are curved.
glue, screws, and little black clips that break when you try to take them off and have no real alternative for replacement.
4 fender arches, 2 skirts, 2 door trim, front and rear. front has grill openings that match the car, rear has exhaust. skirts are side specific. pretty straight forward.
and on the cutting- do you do anything to dampen the jigsaw? i took the cover off the plastic reinforcement of my bumper, and it was very flexible. i contemplated using a scroll saw, but the thought the saw may just chew it up.
Modified by IrieVDub at 7:01 AM 9-13-2005
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