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Old 03-19-2007, 03:55 PM   #1
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Default Bumper Cover Installation -- No Pontiac Emblem?!!

New bumper cover went on pretty easily. A couple of difficult bolts to get to but we figured it out and then everything went well. Definitely need a swivel joint for a couple of the bolts. I noticed the new cover (not OEM) does not have a recessed place on the front to stick the Pontiac emblem. I'm assuming the contour of the new bumper cover would be the same and would allow me to stick it on there non-recessed?

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THE OLD ONE (DECHROMED AND DE-GRILLED)


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INSTALL (WARM GARAGE WITH SNOW FLYING OUTSIDE!)


KIND OF ODD LOOKING WITHOUT THE RED LOGO!!!
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interesting.. what brand is it? where did you get it?

the arrowhead on the SLE/SSEi is VERY curved and im not sure if the SE is the same..
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It was an eBay auction where they will paint and ship it out. My insurance adjuster did mention that reproduction covers do not have a place for an emblem when he wrote it up. I forgot he said that and was surprised when it came without one. They did a great job on the paint by the way if anybody needs to do this down the road. Just one small knick probably due to shipping which will be easy to touch up.
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It was an eBay auction where they will paint and ship it out. My insurance adjuster did mention that reproduction covers do not have a place for an emblem when he wrote it up.
that is correct, often times the repro covers dont have the place for the emblem
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still looks good though
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GM does not allow the aftermarket to put that recess in there covers, some copyright thing or something
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cant you just use the old one? also, have you ever considered an 02+ SE bumper? that would have been a good opportunity to change it out I dislike the 00-01 SE front bumpers reminds me of a Ford T-bird/burd sp? whatever the hell it is.
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Ford T-bird/burd sp? whatever the H*** it is.
It'* bird, Mista. I think that new aftermarket looks pretty dang nice, good job. : )
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How do you get the old one off without destroying it?
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The emblem or the bumper cover? If you mean emblem--I didn't. I destroyed it trying. It wasn't pretty!
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