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H gents,
I installed my rear bumper bar, it looks as though you could drive a truck in the gap at the side. The bumper, brackets and rear valance is repo. the gaps are even on either side but big.
A- how large should the gap be, and
B- do I have to cut down the bumper brackets to make it fit????


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They are not superb from factory, but yes some people cut the brackets down to get them in closer.
Got a pic?


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You have to bend the bars to make them fit, Ive had them on and on 6 times to get them right.


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Here's a pic, its more the gap is large, then not being square

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It just appears to be sticking out too much, ie you can put your thumb in the gap


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Put the 1/4 trim one and see if it lines up with that, you what it plum with that.


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Gap ranged from 1/2" to 5/8"


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ozbilt wrote
Gap ranged from 1/2" to 5/8"

Mine is about 3 feet Oz, Do I cut down the bump stops to bring it back into the body?


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That gap looks fairly standard to me. As Shaun said, try the end cap on first (supposed to be bolted on first anyway)


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Repo bumper, repo quarter panel. That is a decent fit for them.


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ozbilt wrote
That gap looks fairly standard to me. As Shaun said, try the end cap on first (supposed to be bolted on first anyway)

Ok, will bolt them on and see how they look all together.


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+1 on putting the quarter panel end caps on first before you start cutting.

Listen to Oz and ShaunP!

They did have large gaps, it's not like todays cars with 1/8 inch (5 mm for you guys) gaps.


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rkmiller73 wrote
+1 on putting the quarter panel end caps on first before you start cutting.

Listen to Oz and ShaunP!

They did have large gaps, it's not like todays cars with 1/8 inch (5 mm for you guys) gaps.


You blokes quote gaps like you do horse power.....
1/8inch is only 3.2mm. rotfl


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Ok, put on the extensions, and as you can see the bumper needs to come out to line up with extension which will make the gap larger..
Argh



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Nope, leave it alone. What you have is fine


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ozbilt wrote
Nope, leave it alone. What you have is fine

Ok. Thanks for the help


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