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2nd Gen Legacy Front Bumper Cover Removal?


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#1 RallyKeith

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 10:33 AM

How hard is it to remove the front bumper cover from the 2nd gen legacys? I'd like to mount some aftermarket fog lights in the stock locations, but it looks like I need the bumper cover off to do it right.

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 05:12 PM

nah, it would be a total wasit of time to take the bumper off. There are 3 screws that hold the fogs in. Once you get down there you'll see how easy they come out. 2 screws on the top side of the front and one bolt in the back bottom.

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 05:40 PM

Or do you still have the "delete plates" molded in place. I've been thinking about adding some to my Legacy and I'm going to have to cut those plates out when the time comes.

I haven't put a lot of time into figuring out the best way to do it yet...

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 06:18 PM

Or do you still have the "delete plates" molded in place. I've been thinking about adding some to my Legacy and I'm going to have to cut those plates out when the time comes.

I haven't put a lot of time into figuring out the best way to do it yet...


Yeah, I'm putting these in a car that did come with fogs. I know how the factory units mount, but I'm thinking the lights I bought need a better mount. Those delete panels can be easily cut out. I've had one cut out for a month or 6 now. What I can't wait for is the driving lights. I've got a bolt in bracket design in the works. I just need to get some materials and start welding.

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 09:23 AM

I took a look at the lights last night, and they are designed to mount with one large bolt to allow for aiming. That was why I wanted to take the bumped cover off so that I could mount them using the single bolt. Now I’m thinking that I have the clearance to make a small bracket that would allow me to mount using two large sheet metal screws, and still be able to swivel the lights on the main bolt for aiming. That will be my project for this weekend.

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 09:20 PM

unless its different than an outback bumper the aiming screw should be only for that, aiming. I just took out my fog lights last week and I removed them exactly the way I described. You have to get down and look up at the bumber indentation of the fog hole (2 screws should be there).

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 10:18 PM

unless its different than an outback bumper the aiming screw should be only for that, aiming. I just took out my fog lights last week and I removed them exactly the way I described. You have to get down and look up at the bumber indentation of the fog hole (2 screws should be there).



Ironically enough I did not type the word NOT in my previous post. This car Does NOT have factory fogs. I have another car that does, and know what you are talking about and how they mount. My dilema is simply that I can't use those holes with these new lamps without making a bracket. At this point though that looks like what I'm going to do. Bend a simple piece of Aluminum up at work and drill a few holes.

I still want to know how hard it is to get the bumper cover off. The one on my other car needs a paint job.

Keith




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