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Old 04-21-2005, 01:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey I wanted to know what I needed to cut a part of my bumper. Like what tools, power or manual? Take off bumper or not or doesnt matter? Someone please let me know as soon as possible. I plan to do all this tomorrow. Thanks All
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Old 04-21-2005, 01:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey I wanted to know what I needed to cut a part of my bumper. Like what tools, power or manual? Take off bumper or not or doesnt matter? Someone please let me know as soon as possible. I plan to do all this tomorrow. Thanks All
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Which part of your bumper?
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I think the front grill for now. Itsa 93 325i with the ugly grills.
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I think the front grill for now. Itsa 93 325i with the ugly grills.
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Because I believe that top grill (2nd pic) is removed from inside the hood?

Sorry if that's a dumb question. I'm kinda slow right now heh
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Old 04-21-2005, 02:17 AM   #5 (permalink)
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lol the first picture bumper cover, sorry I didnt say a specific one. Ill post a picture of the grill.
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This isnt my car but I dont have any pix of it yet. You see the grill right under the license plate? I wanna cut that piece off.
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This isnt my car but I dont have any pix of it yet. You see the grill right under the license plate? I wanna cut that piece off.
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Oh... but that's not the grill. The grill's actually above it and in front of ur radiator...

But that's your bumper down there. You can't just cut it off. WHere would you keep ur fog lights? You may be able to find some sort of after market peice to replace it with... but you could just paint it to match the rest of your car?
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The red part is where I want to cut. I just want to know what tool is the best to do it with. lol
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The red part is where I want to cut. I just want to know what tool is the best to do it with. lol
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well, okay. I don't know of anyone who has done that, but since it's probably a hard plastic, be careful or it will chip where you've cut it. I would suggest a hand saw of some sort (I believe there are some out there specifically for cutting plastics) with lots of teeth... If you end up doing it, lemme see the pics, k?
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You can actually cut that piece off pretty easily. I would not use a power tool though. Use a small hacksaw and go at it. When done sand it down and smoothe it out. I'm assuming you're putting some mesh right there because I've seen others do that.
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I bet a dremel would make quick work of that.
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yea some mesh and the damn license plate. lol. Thanks for all your input guys. Ill definitely post pictures.
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to save yourself from chiping, score the lines that you want to cut with a sharp razor first. That way when you do go at it with a hacksaw (or sledge hammer ) you dont have to worry about chipping the plastic.
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so do you guys think I should take off the bumper or just leave it on and do it?
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