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Unread 05-24-2011, 05:20 PM   #1
biebs53
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ZJ Front Bumper Trim

What's the best tool to use for this? Will it chip the paint or is it best to heat it up and then trim? Anyone have any pics? I barely hit the bottom of the bumper when i turn. The fenders are going to stay stock for now but need to trim the front bumper a little. Do i need to cut the insert in the wheel well?

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Unread 05-25-2011, 08:55 PM   #2
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I have the "unpainted" gray bumper and I used a heat gun and a utility knife (razor) to trim mine about 3/4 on an inch on the lower half. I drilled out the lower plastic rivets on the inner fender skirt before I trimmed the bumper. Once I trimmed the bumper, I took a zip tie and ran it through the lower part of the inner fender to the lower bracket on the bumper support to keep it from hitting the tire. Originally I got some aftermarket push rivets from the local auto store but they never really "held" the inner fender skirt to the bumper like the original ones did. Hence why I used the zip tie to keep it from moving around. It looks original and you can't even tell it's there. I'll try and get some pics up by tomorrow to show you. Hope this helps!
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Unread 05-25-2011, 08:57 PM   #3
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Thanks. I ended up doing mine with a hand saw. I have one side done and ill do the other side shortly. I cut out a good chunk and folded ot down and epoxy'd it and it looks good so far. I'll probably use zip ties too
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