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    Replacing front bumper deco

    Hi all-
    I'm attempting to replace my front bumper deco strip. Is there any way to accomplish this without having to remove the bumper itself?
    Any suggestions much appreciated-

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    So many questions, so few answers....
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    I don't think there is anything to prevent you from doing this with the bumper still on the car. I believe you can get to all the nuts ok.

    Are you using an aftermarket replacement for the deco? If so, you will need to do quite a bit of fine tuning to get it to follow the contours of the bumper. I placed two 8" sections of 1" dowel in my vice and spaced them just a bit wider than the deco. I used this jib to coax the deco into the correct shape. Be patient.
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    1991 944S2 Coupe

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    1969 911T Coupe
    1985.5 944 SR Coupe

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    ...unless it's an S with front bumper weights which I believe (it's been years) conceals 2 of the nuts (?)
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    "I measured twice, cut three times, and it's still too short!"

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    Blessed be the lowered RickS's Avatar
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    It will be far easier dropping the bumper - which is very easy - only 6 readily accessible bolts (4 in the trunk and one in each wheel well) to have to lie on your back in that cramped area with a light and have to futz them into position is not worth it. I give it one star out of 5 for difficulty - 5 being the highest.
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    My '68 non-S had the weights and the same issue. It is going to be a PITA regardless. I hope you are double jointed in your wrists and fingers or have a 5-year old who knows how to handle a wrench.
    John Thompson

    1966 912. My first car. Bought it Nov. 25, 1988. Still have it.

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    Does anyone have a pic of a weighted front bumper? Think mine may be one but not sure.

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    What year car is this?
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    I think '68 was the first year for the weights.
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    John Thompson

    1966 912. My first car. Bought it Nov. 25, 1988. Still have it.

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    So obviously not a S but has the S deco strip on front bumper and now am wondering if the whole bumper isn't a replacement "weighted" S bumper? A picture of the inside of one would help.

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