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Anyone replace a front bumper cover? Anything special I need to know?

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by chris22104, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. chris22104

    chris22104 Member

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    At the end of this week, I'll be replacing my front bumper cover with a new, freshly painted one. From those who've done a swap, is there anything special I need to know or look for (hidden bolts, airbags sensors, etc?) Any pointers? I'm thinking it'll be pretty straight forward, but figured I'd ask. Thanks!
     
  2. simple replacement, just be careful to get the front grill insert seated properly when doing the swap.
     
  3. doug

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    Chris, I really hope you're photo documenting this whole process. We expect a full report. :smile:
     
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    Hi Doug!
    I haven't yet, but I will. I will be doing the swap this weekend (I should have the new bumper cover back from paint this Friday.)
     
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    Not just the front bumper, but all the other stuff it seems you're up to in various threads. Sounds like quite the Roadster rescue project.
     
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    #6 chris22104, Apr 24, 2012
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    Hardly a rescue project. It didn't need much at all: 2 rims, 4 tires (they rears were pretty worn, so I bought all 4) and a small crack in the rear wing fixed. The front bumper cover only has one 4" crack all the way down at the bottom, and I can easily plastic welded it myself. But I figured I'd get a new cover so I didn't have to lay the car up without one for a time. I will plastic weld the old one once off, just to keep as a back up. The 2 old rims are dented, but certainly repairable (I'm going to send them out to be fixed, and keep them for back up too.) Otherwise, the chassis only has few superficial scratches and scrapes underneath. Nothing bent, twisted, deformed, misshapen, etc. No damage to the suspension, and alignment is fine too. Every other body panel is perfect. Everything works exactly as it should. It runs and drives phenomenally. I did buy the 110v charging cord and 220v umc. And I have the glacier blue hardtop coming for it too (bought from the original owner.)
     

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