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Note in advance: My scanner was getting consistently worse as I scanned this roll of film


Flashback: I manage to drive my car into a red pole at WalMart, and towtruck driver rips into the lower part of my bumper... the damage:



Doesn't seem all that bad huh? Well...







Wanna start a pool as to just how many inches that bumper is out side to side?
I'll have to turn it over to a body shop and get it pulled back out, it puts too much strain on the bumper and is starting to split it.

So while it waits to get pulled out, I have started fixing the cracks in the bumper and am filling the mustache and license plate moldings.





I have been driving like this for over a month now...



I am really busy with work, and trying to maintain my social life, so the bumper sometimes goes weeks without being touched.



Here it is today, ready for paint, It should look awesome once I'm done. I've been driving for a couple weeks now with the bumper on, and other than really needing to pull out the damage underneath, it's flexible and looks good.





In case you are wondering about the foglights, I have something interesting in the works for them involving 2" projector foglights, a keyhole saw, some metal tubing, and a pair of giant PIAA spotlights


Stay tuned...
 

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poor little bumper
 

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poor malibu, get well soon. its gunna look freakin sweet though i bet. it always does
 

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looks like it's coming along well. how much longer till the reinforcement bar gets put back into shape? any pics of the supports?
how does the front frame look?
 

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No bent frame right?

Bumper looks like it is coming along well.
 

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In case you are wondering about the foglights, I have something interesting in the works for them involving 2" projector foglights, a keyhole saw, some metal tubing, and a pair of giant PIAA spotlights


Stay tuned...
Make sure to post some pics of this...
 

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Where is my @#$ antenna?!
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I think theres a site to get stock painted bumpers for like 130...
But I filled in all the moldings, and repaired the crack (I can twist the bumper and this goop stays in place and will flex with the bumper) for $25 worth of material. Even after paint, I should only be spending about what shipping that accross the border would cost me. Gotta remember shipping stuff up here sucks...
 

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Where is my @#$ antenna?!
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looks like it's coming along well. how much longer till the reinforcement bar gets put back into shape? any pics of the supports?
how does the front frame look?
No body lines are out of place. Just the bumper is out of whack. Should only require a few minutes on the rack to set back in place. I won't bother replacing this bumper though, it took almost no damage.

This is a picture of the car after the crash, with the bumper in place, everything lines up just great. I marked the start and finish of all the cracks.



EDIT: Anybody that removed the air dam from behind the bumper to install an intercooler and would be willing to part with it, I need a new one.
 

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i have one i think kicking around from my other car.
 
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