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Shaved Bumpers

I like the look. Can't seem to find a how-to write up though

Has anyone done this? Care to detail the steps?

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Old 03-20-2006, 07:52 PM
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dont understand.. got a pic?
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Basically, no rubber bits on the bumper.

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well, that one would be no rubber bumperettes as well as a removal of the bumper springs, with the bumper itself pushed in.
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Looks cool but I would regret if I later got into an accident. I pushed in the bumpers on my 87 325 and later regreted it. It looked slightly cooler though.
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although those bumper springs ARE awfully heavy...
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I am going to do the same on a spare rear bumper i hope to pickup soon. Basically you take the rubber pads off, you will be left with a part sticking up and a hole or two on each side. Grind the part sticking up flat and you have the option of either finding someone with a TIG welder to weld the holes shut (its aluminum), or i was just told by XSboost on Rennlist to just use JBWeld to cover the holes.

I was thinking of doing the same with the front, but i dont like how big and fat the front bumper looks without the pads, and it would look awkard running a front plate (NYS law). My long term plans are to source a eurofront bumper with the integrated foglights, or just swap to a turbo front end.
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Couldn't you just fill in the holes with some kind of rubber stopper (a la the caps that are on all the seatbelt bolts in the interior) and paint them?
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The bumper shocks are about 8lb a piece. Keep an eye on EBay the euro bumper seem to be coming up more often. I got a late model Aluminum version. Not really light than stock, but looks better, and provided space for brake vents in the future. This is my 924S with a Euro Bumper and a 931 vented panel:
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This isn't the best pic, but it's what I could find for today. The smashed lense is not my doing.
Euro bumper, shaved bumperettes, shocks not compressed.
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vnarma, that looks awsome. Did you delete the bumper shocks or is it just pushed in as far as possible? Also, do you need the turbo bumper shocks to mount the euro bumper, or can the regular shocks be used?
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Techno Duck, I'm using the original US Bumper Shocks that came on the car, just pushed in. I might go down the lightweight mount road at somepoint, but I wanted to stay in "Stock" classes for Autocross. This change is cosmetic primarily, as the weight is the same overall. Going to the Euro mount would have been worth 7.4lb total. Not worth it for the class jump. The additional cooling should help somewhat at the track, however.
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Quote:
Originally posted by livewirevoodoo
Basically, no rubber bits on the bumper.

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploads2/front1083550435.jpg
is it just me or was that airbrushed?
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I think so too.. the color is too uniform and the shadow doesn't match up.
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Quote:
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is it just me or was that airbrushed?
Doubtful... I got the photo from this thread:

done!!....What do you think..( pics )

There are more pics detailing the mods.
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Doubtful... I got the photo from this thread:

done!!....What do you think..( pics )

There are more pics detailing the mods.
yeah i guess it just looks kinda blurry in that shot.
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That is a stock bumper from an N/a 87 944

1. the front bumper shocks are drilled. Drill a 1?8 inch or better hole in the canister of the shock. Watch out for the compression fluid to shoot out, under pressure. Push bumper in to desired profile. Drill another hole in shock and drive in a sheet metal screw to hold position. Some Times they take a little effort to compress the shocks.

2. remove the bumper pads. Under that you will find the holes for the pads and 2 large aluminum rivit heads. Cut the rivit heads off and grind the holes and rivit mount in slightly so the holes can be filled.

3. the another area is the inner opening for the front marker lights. Usally the lights are tucked under the bumper pads. To fix this, With the turn signals mounted. CUt a piece of aluminum sheet or metal sheet ( aprox 1/8 in ) that matches the opening from the edge of the lense to just under the bumper face at an angle. I usally cut a cardboard template. This piece can be mounted with "jb weld" or tack welded in. Then you just fill in the seems and holes, Sand and finish.

Here is another one i did prior to the "flamingo " car
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great lil write up, more than enough to go on, thanks.

same deal go for the rear bumpers?
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David, how did you go about filling in the holes in the front bumper? TIG welder? I just got a rear bumper that i want to delete the pads on..going to play around with it this weekend.

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