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Before and after shots - front-end bodywork on RX
Posted 26 May 2005 - 03:26 PM
Before (headlights unadjustable at this point due to bumper pressure):
After (replaced bumper, metal body piece below bumper, managed to get at least 2/3 of the bolts in place with the new parts!)
The car behind is a GL of the same color - the RX rides a lot taller!
Next step is to make both bumpers match - flat black spray paint should do the trick.
Posted 26 May 2005 - 04:06 PM
Posted 26 May 2005 - 04:30 PM
Getting the metal plate under the bumper replaced was harder than I thought it'd be, because the fenders and unibody (near radiator), which it bolts onto in a dozen places, are all a tiny bit off, apparently due to the front impact that messed up the bumper. Ditto for pulling and replacing the bumper - the bolts REALLY didn't want to come out, it took a couple hours to pull.
Posted 26 May 2005 - 04:34 PM
It looks much happier now you fixed it!
If I had two cars like that, I'd only register one!
Posted 26 May 2005 - 05:00 PM
Posted 26 May 2005 - 05:48 PM
Posted 26 May 2005 - 06:00 PM
Sweet82: The GL isn't mine, it was just there on the street where I was parked. hehe. there are *lots* of old Subarus in Eugene. And yeah, if it was mine... I'd be tempted to put the same plates on both cars though it's strictly illegal, not to be done, yadda yadda
Trogdor: I can only imagine what insane abuse this car received at the hands of its previous owners, given that it had cracked heads and a single row radiator when I got it (apparently somebody made a terrible choice when replacing the OEM radiator). Twin row now.
I bet they caught a lot of air, yeah. I know I've (ab)used the suspension since I've got it... not on jumps, but an access road I couldn't resist the other day turned into a hillside when one rut of the road rose up a couple of feet ... I just kept on going, my buddy asked me if the car was gonna roll and he was only half joking *must remember to go slow off pavement*
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