Rocky Mountain Club B5

Discussion Forums => Modifications => Topic started by: k.pez on June 30, 2007, 02:59:11 PM

Title: Front bumper insert
Post by: k.pez on June 30, 2007, 02:59:11 PM
I bought the car with the front license plate bracket.  I'm not sure if there is any other way to mount the bracket, but the way it is on my car is horrible. :'(

Until I register the car in Colorado, I don't see a need for keeping the empty bracket on the bumper.  I will be registering the car in on month, but until then...  What are your opinions?

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o130/kpeczkow/frontplatebracket.jpg)
License palte bracket

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o130/kpeczkow/frontplateinsert.jpg)
Bumper insert only. (Notice rust stains and gaping holes)

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o130/kpeczkow/frontplateremoved.jpg)
Bumper insert removed
Title: Re: Front bumper insert
Post by: 92UrS4 on June 30, 2007, 05:05:27 PM
Well you can try detailing/buffing out the rust stains and get some plugs for the gaping holes. I would prefer running woith 4 holes instead of a million. What about a replacement piece?

FYI, I run without a front plate. My front bumper isn't even drilled. Unless you are parking in Denver proper often you should be okay. Obviously you will always run the risk of getting pulled over and getting parking tickets, for which you wont be able to bitch about.

However, I wasn't about to drill my bumper to be legal. Sorry Colorado, that's just how it is.
Title: new insert
Post by: k.pez on June 30, 2007, 05:31:26 PM
I thougth about getting a new insert.  That would involve new paint right?  I've noticed a few small chips on my hood and bumper.  Also, there seems to be something wrong with the paint on the hood.  It's splotchy.  I think it's a replacement hood and the paint job is sub-par.  I was thinking about getting everything reprayed.  I don't have a gargae to park in at the moment. I was putting that off until she can sleep indoors.
Title: Re: Front bumper insert
Post by: 92UrS4 on June 30, 2007, 05:34:48 PM
Well you could always get the insert and some rattle cans of your paint code from a place like paintscratch.com and pint the insert yourself until you have the time/money to do a respray on the front. The match ill be off a little I am sure from fading and chipping, but it is a smalll piece and probably wont stand out that much.
Title: Re: Front bumper insert
Post by: Richard-EB on June 30, 2007, 11:08:29 PM
Why not mount a euro plate up front?  Just an idea.
Title: Re: Front bumper insert
Post by: k.pez on June 30, 2007, 11:12:52 PM
Why not mount a euro plate up front?  Just an idea.

My dad mentioned he had one that he meant to put onto his Porsche.  I forgot about him saying that until you suggested a euro plate.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Front bumper insert
Post by: SweetVW on July 01, 2007, 05:56:07 PM
My vote would be a front euro plate.
Title: Got the euro plate
Post by: k.pez on July 10, 2007, 07:19:10 PM
My pops sent me that old euro plate of his.  I think it's from '87.  Any tips on mounting it?  There are currently two holes in the pate.  One at either end.  However, they aren't equidistant top to bottom.  I don't mind making new holes in the plate.....but where? Is there a euro bracket?  Are there threaded inserts for the existing holes in the bumper?  How have those with euro plates gone about it?
Thanks.
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o130/kpeczkow/frontplateremovedclose.jpg)
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o130/kpeczkow/europlate.jpg)
Title: Re: Front bumper insert
Post by: 92UrS4 on July 10, 2007, 07:49:20 PM
Oh, there may be a euro plate bracket I think that will fit the inset then the europlate screws into that. Not sure, I just run no front plate. :)
Title: Euro bracket
Post by: k.pez on July 10, 2007, 08:04:10 PM
I've done some searching and found that euro brackets exist.  I found one for $10.55 + shipping.  I might go with that.

(http://www.autoplates.com/catalog/images/future_frame_black.jpg)