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Front bumper?? Changing?

Postby Snapester » Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:21 pm

I have a 04" SWB Connect, i want to change the bumper for the facelift one the type seen on 06 upwards? Is it possible to retro fit these? Or how hard is it?
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Re: Front bumper?? Changing?

Postby ginsters » Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:51 pm

easy mate get a ford one though all i nned to do is remove the plastic side by the radiator
the red ones go faster...

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Re: Front bumper?? Changing?

Postby Snapester » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:00 pm

do you need to change the arches too?
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Re: Front bumper?? Changing?

Postby Snapester » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:01 pm

Like this one, would this fit?

FORD TRANSIT CONNECT 2006-2009 Unprimed Front Bumper

£ 60.00 - SOLD (2 bids)
Ended Fri Feb 18th  4:42am GMT
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Re: Front bumper?? Changing?

Postby ginsters » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:10 pm

you need front arches spliter and bumper 280 from ford
the red ones go faster...

53 plate 75ps lwb
vantunner remap and all the other jazz

unfortunately the doors aint as great as the caddy

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Re: Front bumper?? Changing?

Postby Snapester » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:13 pm

Im scouring around on ebay is it 2006-2009 style parts that i want?
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Re: Front bumper?? Changing?

Postby L200Lee » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:17 pm

Yep they are the ones you need mate
I would stick with your original grille tho, IMO it looks better than the new model with the big ford badge.
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Re: Front bumper?? Changing?

Postby Snapester » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:23 pm

Ah right so i dont need to change the grill, just the arches and front bumper?
I see there is a bumper reinforcement do i need that too or do i just use the original?

I found arches for £26 a piece and bumper for £64 unprimed?? Is this good?
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Re: Front bumper?? Changing?

Postby L200Lee » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:28 pm

Seems very good. :D
I went to quickco to do the same thing and was quoted £270 plus vat for an unprimed front bumper with no fog holes! :shock:

There Is also a small splitter that goes under the front bumper (don't know If it would be included in the bumper or a separate piece)
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Re: Front bumper?? Changing?

Postby Snapester » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:34 pm

Yeah thats what i thought, its from this place does it look like the right gear? :roll:

http://www.wanapart.co.uk/Body-Panels-F ... index.html
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Re: Front bumper?? Changing?

Postby L200Lee » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:43 pm

Yeah seems the right gear :)
The only problem you may have is they are pattern parts, so could be slightly different in fixings (only 2-3mm) but will make it a harder job to fit an align.
But saying that, for those prices I think I'm gonna pick one up myself :)

But best of luck with them and keep us updated how well it goes
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Re: Front bumper?? Changing?

Postby Snapester » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:50 pm

Ah right, where do you get the right parts from that will fit?
How can you tell if the pattern parts will fit or is it more of a bodge to fit them??
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Re: Front bumper?? Changing?

Postby L200Lee » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:56 pm

Genuine parts= ford
Ginsters got his setup for £280 from ford so may be worth while sending him a PM?

I think the pattern parts will fit, but It might take an extra hour and a bit of colourful language! :lol:
You never know, they may be exact copies and just fit straight in.
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Re: Front bumper?? Changing?

Postby ginsters » Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:00 am

this how it looked
viewtopic.php?f=54&t=72399
and how it is now id stay with the grille and change the rest it was an easy fit with the ford stuff i didnt want to gamble after painting it
viewtopic.php?f=54&t=82832
the red ones go faster...

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Re: Front bumper?? Changing?

Postby Snapester » Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:31 am

Looks sooooooooo much better!! I'm defffo doing this.
So let me get this right all original ford bumpers will fit but non ford copy ones won't? Or am I missing something here?
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