Accident = Upgrades

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  1. CP11EXP

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    My wife hit someone, so I decided to take the opportunity to upgrade the front end and hide the damages:


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    First I pulled out and "stitched" the front bumper cover:
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    Then replaced the broken parts. New headlights, grill, and "bull bar":
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    All in all it looks fine from 5 ft away and that's all I need.
     
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    I like that, especially the stitching. Creative!

    I've heard the "my wife did it" story a few times before.
     
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    Very nice
     
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    I've never seen that mesh grill before. Where did you find it and would you care to share a few more shots?

    Great job fixing it back up.
     
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    you know they make a epoxy to fix that bumper cover with

    I used it, works well
     
  6. CP11EXP

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    I bought the grill on Amazon:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019ECGCYC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    However I think this is the same one:
    https://www.protuninglab.com/20foexmestfr.html


    Its just ABS plastic, not stainless steel, but the mesh is a bit larger sized than what I saw more commonly and I liked the larger spacing better.

    The badge I also bought on Amazon:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06Y8R531D/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Stuck and bolted to the grill.
     
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    If the wife did it she can't say anything about how you fix it.
     
  8. CP11EXP

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    She could care less, as long as its not all mangled up when she goes through the pickup line at school. It is a full on Soccer Mom Assault Vehicle. This is not the vehicles first encounter with other stationary objects.

    I mostly made the changes how I wanted it as I am considering keeping it as my daily once the time comes to update her vehicle.
     
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    Thank goodness for the photos. I thought you were referring to the DW's front end.
     
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    I did say new headlights....
     

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