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#31 lee grout

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 09:50 PM

This has been rubbed of all stone chipped areas hence the patchiness! :P
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Courtesy of TC-DNB.

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Now you can see that the bumper curves in at the top and i need to widen said area to meet the arch.



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I used the sides from my original bumper to build the raised area. I started with the whole side, then with lots of trial and error found the perfect size bit yo use was....well look at the pic.

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Clamped in place in order to line up corresctly with the arch.

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Much shaping to match the top with the arch, not just one big mash up of a rounded edge to make all the points meet.

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Im very pleased with how it looks. Just in the garden now ready for a sunny (non windy) day so I can get out the compressor and prime her.
Thoughts welcome. :cheers:

Edited by lee grout, 04 May 2011 - 09:51 PM.

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#32 lee grout

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 10:02 PM

Here is the battery cover I made.
Started with a cardboard template which I then transfered to some perspex I had in the garage. Some primer, matt black and a neat trim around all edges to neaten up and I think it make sit look a lot tidier. :cheers:

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#33 bongo

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 11:07 PM

awesome work on that bumper fella :thumb:

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#34 TC-DNB

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 06:13 AM

Nice work fella! Good to see that bumper go to good use. My boss crushes so many GTi's complete with kit and interior ;( I try to save them haha.

Do you need a tow eye cover? Got some spares knocking around now. PM me mate.

Look forward to seeing this car come along. Looking great so far :)
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#35 lee grout

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 04:24 PM

awesome work on that bumper fella :thumb:

Cheers mate. Its nice to see people appreciate the work that goes into things like this, Even if its not to there taste :cheers:



Nice work fella! Good to see that bumper go to good use. My boss crushes so many GTi's complete with kit and interior ;( I try to save them haha.

Do you need a tow eye cover? Got some spares knocking around now. PM me mate.

Look forward to seeing this car come along. Looking great so far :)


Got a cover off lord JC mate but thanks. When all the same colour I think that bumper will look really good. Sort of minimal modding but makes a nice impact. :thumb:
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#36 massivewangers

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 04:35 PM

Fair play, some work going into that! Nice to see someone being creative. Hope you get it all done. Are you using a standard rear bumper too? What sort of skirts are you fitting?

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#37 lee grout

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 04:40 PM

Yup, standard bumper with spats. Restoration pics of them to follow shortly. Only thing different to the bumper.......so far! is iv's filled the number plate light hole and smoothed over. Think im having the numberplate on the bumper (square one not rectangle in the centre). Was gonna use my aftermarket skirts originally but decided not too now. Gona get some cossie's on order, that way it will tie the arches in nicer and I think it will look better as a whole. :cheers:
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#38 lee grout

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 06:47 PM

Well heres my rear bumper, A quick rub down and ready for paint. :thumb:

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Now look at this S$#T!!! Nothing is ever simple. Flaking paint = some D!ck who cant do a proper job. It had been sprayed over without any rubbing down whatsoever, its smooth as the day it left the factory.

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And look at the state of these! One's got a zig-zag crack throughout the middle of it and the other has filler smothered all over! What I dont get is the fact that the one with all the filler......was never cracked or broken!

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Drilled the ends of each crack to prevent from spreading.
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Here we go, after a whole afternoon of messin about!
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And now all primered and looking half respectable! :cheers:
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Hopefully soon will be trial fitting the bumper to see if I need to pack out the sides to meet the arches or not.

Comments as usual. :cheers:
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#39 Scort_CVH

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 09:36 AM

this is a excellent project, so i feel you should have days off work so we can see it finished :) lol

#40 lee grout

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 10:03 AM

this is a excellent project, so i feel you should have days off work so we can see it finished :) lol


HAHA, Ill give you my bosses number and you can ask him. :thumb:
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#41 RyanML

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 04:39 PM

cant wait to see this finished, always liked the thought of using 'standard' bumpers brought out to meet cossie arches!
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#42 Matman

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 08:00 PM

this looks ace!!!!!!!!

Love how you are using standard but modified slightly bumpers, very suttle, and no daft chav bodykits with stuipd bumpers :D :D

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#43 lee grout

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 08:33 PM

this looks ace!!!!!!!!

Love how you are using standard but modified slightly bumpers, very suttle, and no daft chav bodykits with stuipd bumpers :D :D

Haha, been there, done that. Time to grow up.....but not too much :innocent:
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#44 Ahmotorsport

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 08:38 PM

Looks great pal! Coming along quickly too. Great work on the Bumpers :thumb:

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#45 MarkyMark

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 09:17 PM

Likin the work thats gone into this, keep it up should be good when all finished :thumb:

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