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GT nose by jhgraham
Started on: 08-05-2013 09:48 AM
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Are there any ways of fixing the nose warping on the GT style nose, front bumper? Are there new ones avaiable? It bugs me but it is not anythig I have not seen on most other GT'"s.
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I've heard where people have used Styrofoam to support the area where it sags, but you'd have to cut and position it pretty carefully. There are some aftermarket replacements available as well.
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I use a towel on top of the impact webbing
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no there are no new ones avalable that I know of. You can fix the one you have,with flixible body putty or find a better replacement at the wrecking yard. Then theirs a Ferrari replica front end. Manufacturers of these kits will sell you just the nose,if thats all you want.....maybe someone has a link.

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I took my aero noes to the http://www.topix.com/yp/san...755d-the-bumper-shop and they have a process that fixes the shape of the "plastic" parts. It involves with dipping the parts in a heated solution as the parts have a memory and they go back into shape. The place also repairs splits or broken tabs, removes the paint and it came back looking like a NOS part. It was about $250 about six years ago. There should be other places in the uS that does similar work.
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http://www.andysautosport.c...ns/exdm09500700.html

No experience with them, but they look good.
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Fiero store has new ones: http://www.fierostore.com/P.../Detail.aspx?s=68912

They are unfortunately urethane though, so you'll have the same issues again at some point.

You can get a fiberglass one from http://fierofiberglass.com/...es/FrontBumpers.html
It should avoid any potential sagging problems, but will be more prone to cracking and such, if anything bumps into it (if you parallel park, or scrape a cement stop with it, or anything like that).
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Originally posted by NetCam:

http://www.andysautosport.c...ns/exdm09500700.html

No experience with them, but they look good.


The actual bumper you'd get if you bought one, looks pretty saggy and not so great, in those pics. The pics of actual cars, are probably actually OEM stock bumpers in good condition.

Also, if you search for info about the duraflex products on this forum, and some others, you'll find plenty of reviews that don't favor them. A lot of fitment issues and such, and extreme work to be done to make the bumpers fit.
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The warpage that bugs me as shown is not very bad but noticable. Should I be concerned?

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Report this Post08-05-2013 03:43 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Fiero84FreakClick Here to Email Fiero84FreakSend a Private Message to Fiero84FreakEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
A whole lot of aero front fascias look like that over time. It's fairly common. It's primarily because of the aero nose's design with it having a lot of weight on the bottom and the material it's made out of is why it flexes, but other factors along with it including changes in temperature is what makes it flex like it does.

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was reading in one post that Amida has inserts to correct this. cant remember which post it was
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when I switched from a standard coupe nose to a GT nose, I didnt have the proper insert. so, I know its kinda crude, but I used "Great Stuff" expanding foam.
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That stuff fixes a multitude of sins!!!!! Seen alot of build threads that start with the stuff!
 
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when I switched from a standard coupe nose to a GT nose, I didnt have the proper insert. so, I know its kinda crude, but I used "Great Stuff" expanding foam.


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Get a fiberglass one here: http://fierofiberglass.com/...es/FrontBumpers.html

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If you can do with out your car for a few days take the nose off, put it nose down on a soft blanket and fill it gently with small rocks in a warm place, let the sun gently do its work. You can then support the nose however you wish. Just be sure you give the expanding foam a place to go when you use it, otherwise you can have disastrous results. The stuff is stronger than you may realize. Use it as support but not to force fill out the bumper.
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