2002 E46 325ti - Smooth Front Bumper And Move Number Plate To The Side

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  1. 2002 E46 325ti - Smooth Front Bumper And Move Number Plate To The Side 
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    This is an idea I've been toying with for a while and thought i would see what your views are

    Think it would transform the front of my compact and give it a bit of a DUB look

    Basically want to smooth the bumper where the number plate sits ATM (in the middle) and mount the number plate to the right instead

    My Cars Front End...
    ( this is an old pic, since then it has been dropped on coilovers so front end is alot lower and my car isnt this pink lol, rubbish phone camera )




    Want it to be a bit like this...

    Evo X Front End





    So what do people think?

    Any ideas on how much it would cost to do it?

    And is it just a case of taking it to a body shop and getting it done?

    Cheers

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    Could look OK I suppose

    Not sure if it would look more Dub or more Alfa, perhaps it needs a photoshop guru to investigate further
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    lilo... ill give it a go once im back from a wee burn aboot the toon.. wont be spectacular as on laptop but you know.. ill give it a shot...

    Alsbo what you want doing with the bumper strips....?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbenstrikes View Post
    lilo... ill give it a go once im back from a wee burn aboot the toon.. wont be spectacular as on laptop but you know.. ill give it a shot...

    Alsbo what you want doing with the bumper strips....?
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    That would be quality mate Cheers

    Planning on leaving the strips as they are but putting a straight strip in place of the original number plate holder if you get me as the strips carry on all the way round the car so would look a bit odd if i did away with them on the front alone like
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    do it do it
    i think it would look class, but you should take the strip off too,
    iv done this in the past most recently to the rear of my tourer,
    the whole bumper will need rubbing down then filling with a good plastic filler, then building up to the required level then rubbing down to a perfect finish then the whole bumper will need respraying, not a easy job but well worth the result.
     
     

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    i wouldn't be a fan personally.
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    here you go lilo... bit of a rough job but it will do... you'll need to get a smaller number plate btw as the normal size is mahoosive... also.. what about black kidney grills?? lol




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    Well done bigben, confirms my thoughts that it looks hideous though

    Sorry LiLo but you drive a BMW not jap cr*p mate

    Ps think you need to skip the future Jap Cruises
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by A20 RYM View Post
    Well done bigben, confirms my thoughts that it looks hideous though

    Sorry LiLo but you drive a BMW not jap cr*p mate

    Ps think you need to skip the future Jap Cruises

    Jap rymes with crap.. enough said..
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbenstrikes View Post
    here you go lilo... bit of a rough job but it will do... you'll need to get a smaller number plate btw as the normal size is mahoosive... also.. what about black kidney grills?? lol




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    Ah top man!

    Decent Photoshop skills there mate

    I think it looks mean!
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