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Post by Quijibo Jones » Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:26 pm

A bit of an update

The bumper is off and I need to replace the right side suspension crash bar and the right front wheel arch. Getting some help from synthedup which is massively appreciated!

The wheel arch is nightmare to source and look at this for a new one https://rover.ebay.co.uk/rover/0/0/99?l ... F515454148 :o

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Post by Quijibo Jones » Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:30 pm

I’m also still trying to source a sterling grey bumper. The Facebook one above has gone :(

Can anyone confirm if the post facelift one fits straight on?

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Post by paddy wright » Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:44 pm

Quijibo Jones wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:30 pm
I’m also still trying to source a sterling grey bumper. The Facebook one above has gone :(

Can anyone confirm if the post facelift one fits straight on?
Shame you missed out mate. The facelift one does go straight on but imho doesn’t suit the car as well.
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Post by Quijibo Jones » Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:18 pm

£230 for a front bumper on eBay. Thoughts?
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3199679953

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Post by srhutch » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:00 am

Quijibo Jones wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:18 pm
£230 for a front bumper on eBay. Thoughts?
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3199679953
I’d get everything else repaired first and just keep your eyes open. A bumper will come along at a much better price. Sterling is a fairly common colour and you should be able to pick one up much cheaper.
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Post by Quijibo Jones » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:07 am

srhutch wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:00 am
Quijibo Jones wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:18 pm
£230 for a front bumper on eBay. Thoughts?
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3199679953
I’d get everything else repaired first and just keep your eyes open. A bumper will come along at a much better price. Sterling is a fairly common colour and you should be able to pick one up much cheaper.
You are like the angel on my shoulder. Unfortunately the devil on the other side is very impatient!

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Post by 1000rr » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:42 am

I’m putting an aero bumper on mine, so have a pre facelift in sterling grey available?
Sterling 3.0, Bentley burgundy leather, Aeros..


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Post by kis » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:43 am

Interesting read so far! Good luck! From what I've seen you don't need a full front end/slam panel section. It's the undertray that's taken the hit?

To fix it up I'd agree on:

Undertray
Front wishbones/control arms complete with lollipops
Front bumper
Plastic slam panel cover
Radiator (maybe fan, but can't tell if thats loose or actually cracked)
O/S driver wheel liner (maybe N/S as well if that's in poor shape)
Steering rack needs checking, has some scraping could just be the rubber gaiter and rods that need replacing? (rather than a whole rack)
Obviously new tyre

Then just checking everything over, service and alignment. The shocks are probably worn (age related) but can be sorted later as I can't see any actual damage to them. Check rear springs (they crack) and also your DISA as both tend to fail.

Many of the items above won't stop you from getting going, like front bumper, undertray and slam panel cover etc. So I'd focus on the rest and be patient for the other "more cosmetic type" bits... as you can always pick up a bargain that way. Unless you're in a time constraint to finish? Anyway good luck with it all :)
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Post by Quijibo Jones » Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:26 pm

1000rr wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:42 am
I’m putting an aero bumper on mine, so have a pre facelift in sterling grey available?
Noooo. The devil won and I’ve agreed 230 that includes delivery. You would have wanted 200 right?

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Post by enuff_zed » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:30 pm

Quijibo Jones wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:26 pm
1000rr wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:42 am
I’m putting an aero bumper on mine, so have a pre facelift in sterling grey available?
Noooo. The devil won and I’ve agreed 230 that includes delivery. You would have wanted 200 right?
That's one big thing I've noticed with this forum.
So many helpful people on it that all you need is a little patience (ie. something a little longer than 12 hours :wink: ), and a result almost always materialises.
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Post by 1000rr » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:37 pm

You can have it for free if you can pick up from Wirral?
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Post by Quijibo Jones » Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:05 pm

I have an update with images
  • The plastic slam cover is basically destroyed and i have sourced a replacement
  • I've sourced a replacement under-tray
  • I need a new Radiator which i'm hoping i will be able to replace without removing the air con cooler (any thoughts on this)
  • Possibly a new head light - mine are grubby and the bracket on the left is snapped on one side
  • And a new bumper that i have impatiently bought
I had a mate come round who's a mechanic and his view is sort these things out and she will be back on the road. So fingers crossed, good news!
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Post by Quijibo Jones » Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:06 pm

1000rr wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:37 pm
You can have it for free if you can pick up from Wirral?
Thats a whole lot of money you're giving away! Lesson learned on the patience! Do you have any pics of it? I might be able to back out of the one i've bought

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Post by 1000rr » Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:22 pm

Quijibo Jones wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:06 pm
1000rr wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:37 pm
You can have it for free if you can pick up from Wirral?
Thats a whole lot of money you're giving away! Lesson learned on the patience! Do you have any pics of it? I might be able to back out of the one i've bought

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Post by skelters » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:39 pm

This is looking like it'll be that fastest turnaround for a Z4 to get back on the road!
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