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Non GT Aero bumper, anyone convert it to GT style? by a_bartle
Started on: 07-28-2014 07:57 AM
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Report this Post07-28-2014 07:57 AM Click Here to See the Profile for a_bartleClick Here to Email a_bartleSend a Private Message to a_bartleEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I have a spare front bumper, but it is a "non GT Aero" type found on some of the SE models. I was wondering if anyone has tried to convert it to the GT style with the rounded molding? Could the square style (which is molded into and part of the side profile) be sanded down/trimmed enough to have clearance for the rounded molding to go over top?

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Report this Post07-28-2014 08:01 AM Click Here to See the Profile for olejoedadClick Here to Email olejoedadSend a Private Message to olejoedadEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Find someone with an 86 - 88 GT front fascia and trade.
I have one that I will trade with you.
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Report this Post07-28-2014 08:11 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jaskispyderSend a Private Message to jaskispyderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I think you just cut it off and put the rounded trimmed marker light right over it (marker light is longer).

I am also selling one: GT front (very small repair, should be checked and properly filled): $50

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Report this Post07-28-2014 08:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for a_bartleClick Here to Email a_bartleSend a Private Message to a_bartleEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Cutting it or trimming it down so the "rounded" molding would go over top was exactly what I was thinking. Just wondered if anyone else had tried it, and if so, where they successful?
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Originally posted by a_bartle:

Cutting it or trimming it down so the "rounded" molding would go over top was exactly what I was thinking. Just wondered if anyone else had tried it, and if so, where they successful?


It has been done.
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Report this Post07-29-2014 08:27 AM Click Here to See the Profile for a_bartleClick Here to Email a_bartleSend a Private Message to a_bartleEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Good to know that its possible, so at least that is another option...
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Originally posted by a_bartle:

Good to know that its possible, so at least that is another option...


I might be able to get a GT fascia down to Bay City. It has a small repair, but nothing that can't be cleaned up easily.
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Report this Post07-29-2014 08:43 AM Click Here to See the Profile for a_bartleClick Here to Email a_bartleSend a Private Message to a_bartleEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Well, I actually don't "need" one right now, but I wanted to have some spare parts. I have three "good" Fieros right now (I need to drop that number, can't keep them all, I think soon the '88 is going up for sale). A year ago I hit a deer with my gold Fiero. I was able to repair the front bumper, but it got me to thinking I would like to have some parts stored away. I just purchased a parts car last weekend, and it came with an extra hood and this aero nose, but as you can see, it's not for a GT.

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Report this Post07-29-2014 09:00 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jaskispyderSend a Private Message to jaskispyderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Yeah, I am getting rid of my parts. Too bad you are so far away. I have many body parts, and I would make you an excellent deal if you wanted to drive up and get them (Soo, MI).

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Report this Post07-29-2014 09:11 AM Click Here to See the Profile for a_bartleClick Here to Email a_bartleSend a Private Message to a_bartleEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Wow, you are way up there, lol. I just picked up this parts car last Saturday, so I think I'm pretty much set. Yeah, if you were closer I'd more than likely take a peek at what you had.
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Originally posted by a_bartle:

Wow, you are way up there, lol. I just picked up this parts car last Saturday, so I think I'm pretty much set. Yeah, if you were closer I'd more than likely take a peek at what you had.


Yup, the REAL northern, MI. Not that Gaylord, or Traverse city "northern"
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Report this Post07-29-2014 09:19 AM Click Here to See the Profile for a_bartleClick Here to Email a_bartleSend a Private Message to a_bartleEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
LOL, yeah I know what you mean. I have a buddy who has a cabin up near Calumet, MI. We've taken the families up there for a week in the summer. Man it's a long haul, around 9 hours from where I live. I really love the UP, very beautiful, and very interesting (lots of history with the cooper mining...).
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Report this Post07-29-2014 09:21 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fieroguruSend a Private Message to fieroguruEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Here is a fascia which had the ribbed molding removed:


Here it is under the smooth molding:
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Report this Post07-30-2014 08:41 AM Click Here to See the Profile for a_bartleClick Here to Email a_bartleSend a Private Message to a_bartleEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks Fieroguru for the pics, I really appreciate it, and clearly this modification can be done successfully! I was looking at mine last night and thinking I'd need to "replace" the cut away area with something (was thinking of using that bumper repair stuff I've used in the past on flexible bumpers) due to it needing the support. However, looks like that isn't even necessary. Thanks again for posting those pics and reassuring me that this nose can "also" be used on a GT.

Art

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Report this Post07-30-2014 10:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierofoolClick Here to visit fierofool's HomePageClick Here to Email fierofoolSend a Private Message to fierofoolEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Use some body filler to fill in the grooves and round off the molding, then mask and paint.
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