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Unread 06-19-2012, 04:54 PM   #1
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Special custom rear bumper trim.

So I've had this stroke of brilliance lately, I woke up last saturday, and thought to myself "That rear bumper is boring". So i ripped it off. Now with the metal exposed under it, i have made plans to paint the metal part, then trim the rest of the bumper cover to give it a look similar to the Nissan Xterra bumper:


Thoughts? Anyone done something like this? I'm thinking it could turn out pretty cool, but very likely will look like trash, and I'll end up going to a jy for a new rear bumper.

Oh and second pic is my ms paint version, (remember the metal will be black)

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Unread 06-19-2012, 04:57 PM   #2
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I think it could look badass if it's done right
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Unread 06-19-2012, 05:43 PM   #3
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this is how i did mine i used fender bolts{the ones you see when u open your hood} worked pretty well. i also took the plastic fender wells out.
and chopped like an inch or two off the bottom of the bumper.
and on the top of the bumper where plastic trim is,i cut the bumper cover about halfway inbetween the trim to outside so i dident have a big gat at the rear door.
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Unread 06-19-2012, 05:48 PM   #4
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Looks exactly like what I'm going for, have any pictures of the whole thing facing the back?

Edit: Oh wait didn't see the last picture. hahaha
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Unread 06-19-2012, 05:57 PM   #5
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yea forgot to block lp.
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Nicely done.


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Unread 06-20-2012, 08:37 PM   #7
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this is how i did mine i used fender bolts{the ones you see when u open your hood} worked pretty well.
Simple question, but did you just drill through the metal part of the bumper to attach it? I just painted the metal part last night and plan tp cut the plastic tonight, any pics of the installation by any chance?
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Unread 06-20-2012, 08:55 PM   #8
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Looks awesome man! Deffintly makes the rear look differnt. Nicely done
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Great idea. I'd totally do that if my reinforce bar wasn't mangled and pointing 30 degrees to the floor
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I just did mine tonight less than an hour of work makes a huge difference from stock cover gonna weld some eyes for shackles and maybe a plate for a bumper jack i have a 1993 Laredo and the steel is solid it doesn't have the holes ill post pics tomorrow i finished in the dark....
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Simple question, but did you just drill through the metal part of the bumper to attach it? I just painted the metal part last night and plan tp cut the plastic tonight, any pics of the installation by any chance?
I used self tapping screws to make the plastic fit better and used the stock top piece to attach to top of bumber dont cut those away or you will be putting screws through the top as well
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Unread 06-21-2012, 05:08 PM   #12
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Heres what it looks like i plan on adding two D rings

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Unread 06-23-2012, 04:04 PM   #13
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Looks good man! make sure to post new pics with the d-rings. Anywayd finished mine today turned out pretty well i'd say.
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Unread 06-23-2012, 04:07 PM   #14
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So i havent gotten the d rings but i did paint the rest of the cladding today and replaced rear sway bar links waiting on front links head lights and rear hatch hydrolics also i took off the step thing i like it better with out it
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Unread 06-23-2012, 04:13 PM   #15
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Cant post pics droid app keeps crashing
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