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It's done. Replaced the U.S. bumpers with the European specs. Very happy with the results. I will be removing the extra turn signal when I have some more time.

Still some fine tuning to be done. I will post a step by step of the procedure soon...
 

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Forum Administrator , RC Colas® & Moon Pies®
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Very nicely done!:thumbsup:

At first, I thought the top 2 pics were a "How many differences can you spot" quiz. In the 2nd pic, I noticed the shadows were different, there was a tarp in the scene and the frisbee was missing. Anything else?:rolleyes:
 

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Out of curiosity, what's the color code on your car?
 

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Now what are you gonna do about that cyclops on the trunk (boot/UK) lid?
 

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Color code? I will have to get... I know the name, Signal red....
 

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You did it!!!

Finally got it on. Looks great.
 

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feels great losing those last few pounds doesn't it.:D
 

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unesl said:
Still some fine tuning to be done. I will post a step by step of the procedure soon...
I noticed a while ago that the photo I used for my avatar really accentuates the fact that the black bumper end is not level. I've taken a level to it, and it's only marginally raised towards the rear. The avatar pic looks goofy the longer I look at it. When you stand next to the car, it not noticeable. Got to change that avatar, but, more importantly, would rather adjust the bumper. Can I do this myself? (i.e., I have very few tools and little experience -- can I just jump up and down on it until it's near level?)
 

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KTT said:
I noticed a while ago that the photo I used for my avatar really accentuates the fact that the black bumper end is not level. I've taken a level to it, and it's only marginally raised towards the rear. The avatar pic looks goofy the longer I look at it. When you stand next to the car, it not noticeable. Got to change that avatar, but, more importantly, would rather adjust the bumper. Can I do this myself? (i.e., I have very few tools and little experience -- can I just jump up and down on it until it's near level?)

KTT, The bumper end bolts to the end of the bumper bar. Both the ends and the 'chrome' stainless steel covers are replaceable. You might try loosening the nuts and adjusting the end. If the bumper bar itself is twisted it might need replacement.
 

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My dream is to live in europe one day and buy an SL and convert it to us spec bumpers.
 

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MLSL said:
My dream is to live in europe one day and buy an SL and convert it to us spec bumpers.
In Europe You are not aloud to keep a car when living in a mental institution.
 

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MLSL said:
My dream is to live in europe one day and buy an SL and convert it to us spec bumpers.
And watch the other 107s tremble in fear of your mighty bumpers.
 

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Be careful unesl when waxing those new euro bumpers - don't push to hard on the front one, you may set off the air bag!
 

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MLSL said:
Be careful unesl when waxing those new euro bumpers - don't push to hard on the front one, you may set off the air bag!
He already set off all the air bags on this forum just talking about euro bumpers.
 

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Now that's funny

nobby said:
He already set off all the air bags on this forum just talking about euro bumpers.
Now that's funny. I don't care who you are.
 

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MLSL said:
My dream is to live in europe one day and buy an SL and convert it to us spec bumpers.
Save the time and money.

Just strap a bag of cement to the front bonnet and another one on the boot.

You'll get the same US handling improvement, aerodynamics and looks for a fraction of the price.:D :thumbsup:


[sorry I couldn't resist;) ]
 
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