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Old 07-18-2011, 08:52 PM
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964 Bumperette replacement DIY.

I never really liked the look of the black rubber front bumperette on the 964, for several reasons but mainly because the small rubber pads consistently fall off. I purchase 5 of those silly things over the past 7 month in an attempt to keep the car looking OEM.

I discovered that there was a fix,.. or sort of.
I like the the clear lenses and the clear cover that replace the bumperettes look.
They run fairly cheap I think I paid $75 Porsche Part# 964.631.417.01
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Old 07-18-2011, 08:54 PM
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I started the project by removing the side markers, and the rubber bumperette held by just two 7mm nuts. Then you can immediately see you have to deal with. I did some searching around this board and found a bit of info about the fitting of these European style lenses, although no photos where available.
Once all is removed you can see the two studs exposed (protruding) from the plastic front bumper.
1) Next use a dremel type tool and cut the two studs as close to the bumper as you can.
2) Once the studs are cut just drill out the rivet (not sure of the bit size), this should come out easy. At this point the small metal plate will come out loose, don’t worry if it falls. It can’t go very far.
3) Then remove the under bumper valence, and reach from under it and grab the metal plate.
4) Use the same dremel tool, or better I used a 3.5” disc grinder and shave the studs even with the metal surface. You will be able to remove the remainder of the rivet as well to reveal a small hole.
At this point you are done it is time for reassembly.
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The final step is pretty simple just grab the metal plate re-insert it where it was, hold it in place with one hand (from underneath the bumper and with the other hand insert a 2” stainless steel bolt 6mm through the plastic lens and attach it with a bolt from behind the metal plate.

This took me about 2 hours of work from start to finish. It took me 1.5 hours on the first one and about 20 minutes on the second one (learning curve)

Here is the final product.
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I like it, looks great!
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Looks great. Definitely a mod i'd consider if I didn't eventually plan on ditching the fogs in favor of ducts.

Slightly off-topic, how do you get your car on those ramps w/o driving too far forward and falling off the ramps?
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Looks great... It definitely cleans up the front end....
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Slightly off-topic, how do you get your car on those ramps w/o driving too far forward and falling off the ramps?
My guess: his day job... cirque du soleil.

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Originally Posted by Vandit View Post
Looks great. Definitely a mod i'd consider if I didn't eventually plan on ditching the fogs in favor of ducts.
I did considered the duct also, but after seeing how much bug guts gets trap in there I changed my mind. I also like and really need the fog light where I live,.. Amish country is like dear crazy,..

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Slightly off-topic, how do you get your car on those ramps w/o driving too far forward and falling off the ramps?
I just ask my wife to stand in front of the car,...
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I know this post is old, but I'm wondering if I can only buy the clear lens to replace the black bumperettes? I like the look of the orange signals on my white C2.

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Seems counter-intuitive, with your wife in front, I'd expect a full burn-out....put your dog friend in front, much better chance of not going too far.


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I just ask my wife to stand in front of the car,...
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Originally Posted by JV44HeinzBar View Post
I know this post is old, but I'm wondering if I can only buy the clear lens to replace the black bumperettes? I like the look of the orange signals on my white C2.

HB
Just have a look in *bay, sometimes they where sold there from guys who changed to white glasses.
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Is this reversable? I only ask because the DIY mentions cutting off studs.
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It would be if you bought new plates with studs. Or removed the bumper, took the plate out and put in a new plate
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It would be if you bought new plates with studs. Or removed the bumper, took the plate out and put in a new plate
Oh. I see. Is the alternative to cutting the studs simply to remove the bumper and remove the plate with studs still intact?
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Correct. I'm not sure how involved it would be as they are mounted behind some kind of metal bracket. I didn't take too much time to inspect when I did mine becasue really, why would you ever want to put those ugly bumperettes back on

Edit: you can see them on page 282 of the PET catalog. Item #25

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