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Jappie! Can you help??

Bericht door Dragon Rob » za 23 sep, 2006 11:33 am

Hi all

Can someone ask Jappie where he got his front bumper from and did it take a lot of work to fit it?

Wolf from club323F.com has the same bumper but it fits really badly (bought from Andreas at Concept style/fun tuning, he wouldn't do anything about it so avoid buying anything from him!)

[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v402/ ... ontgap.jpg[/img]

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Bericht door Jappie » za 23 sep, 2006 11:51 am

Hehe, funny to see my name in the forum scroll :lol:

I bought this bumper from another member of this forum but it didn't fit also very good as you can see beneath :(

[img]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b147/ ... ing422.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b147/ ... ing423.jpg[/img]

So I improved it on some points :D

[img]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b147/ ... ing425.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b147/ ... ing427.jpg[/img]

Beside that I where not satisfied about the lights fit on it, you can see thru the different colour of poly what I've changed:

[img]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b147/ ... ing428.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b147/ ... ing426.jpg[/img]

To make the bumper fit better with the hood I made some iron holders on the left and right side above the radiator to press the bumper in place:

[img]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b147/ ... ing430.jpg[/img]

Hope you understand my bad English and goodluck, if you got anymore questions about this, ask! :wink:

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Bericht door Dragon Rob » za 23 sep, 2006 12:03 pm

Thanks a lot Jappie. It looks great when on properly! It gives me some ideas.

Do you know who the other member got it from. We had a few problems with Andreas (fun tuning/Concept Style, the bumper and the spoiler were bad quality) and want to warn any F owners out there not to use him.

Club323f.com has cut all ties with him over this.
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Bericht door Jappie » za 23 sep, 2006 12:19 pm

There are a couple of members on this forum who got this front bumper, and they have bought it at different people/tuning shops in the Netherlands. I think it comes all from the same producer because I heard and saw the same problems everywhere about this front bumper. I knew before purchase about the fitting problems, but I liked the bumper so much I didn't look for another one :D

Endresult:
[img]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b147/ ... C03505.jpg[/img]

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Bericht door Dragon Rob » za 23 sep, 2006 1:47 pm

Thanks again Jappie, I love your car!

:prayer: :wink:
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Bericht door @PM » za 23 sep, 2006 4:46 pm

I must say that is a HUGE gap between the hood and the bumper on Wolf's car :shock:

Jappie, caused your bumper such a gap?
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Bericht door Jappie » za 23 sep, 2006 5:46 pm

No, not as huge as the one on Wolf's car. I think it was about 1 cm (almost half an inch) at my car, when I pushed it to the front and heated this up with a paintremover it was better. I did this before the bumper was painted, don't do this afterwards.. That iron 'holders' (I don't know the right word for it) holds it now in the right position.

[img]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b147/ ... Bumper.gif[/img]

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Bericht door Wolf » za 23 sep, 2006 8:21 pm

Dank Jappie, for the pictures. Looks like you put a LOT of hard work into making that bumper fit! Your motor looks very mooi now. :D

I bought my bumper from someone who people said was trustworthy so we thought the quality would be good. :doh: Sadly we only found out how bad it was once it was sprayed and fitted. :x

I think I will get a different front bumper for my car now though, and not try to make that one fit. :?
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Bericht door @PM » zo 24 sep, 2006 12:20 am

ALWAYS fit your bumper before you let it spray.
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Bericht door Wolf » zo 24 sep, 2006 10:06 pm

:lol: Yes, we know that now!! Leason well learnt, I would say! :doh:
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