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Tchleung Sat, Feb-15-2014 03:07:16 AM

GTR Vented Bumper and Fenders + Extras (LONG)
 
Updated pics as of 04/20/14

And done... :)

http://gallery.tchleung.com/albums/E46M3/Teaser.jpg


http://gallery.tchleung.com/albums/E46M3/Teaser2.jpg
http://gallery.tchleung.com/albums/E46M3/Menacing.jpg
http://gallery.tchleung.com/albums/E46M3/Work1.jpg
http://gallery.tchleung.com/albums/E46M3/Work2.jpg
http://gallery.tchleung.com/albums/E46M3/IMG_5029.jpg
http://gallery.tchleung.com/albums/E46M3/RS.jpg
http://gallery.tchleung.com/albums/E46M3/RS1.jpg
http://gallery.tchleung.com/albums/E46M3/RS2.jpg
http://gallery.tchleung.com/albums/E...5039.sized.jpg
http://gallery.tchleung.com/albums/E...5045.sized.jpg
http://gallery.tchleung.com/albums/E46M3/IMG_5028.jpg


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If you want to see the build process, continue to view the posts below!

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Just wanted to start a thread documenting some work I have been doing on the side.

I've always loved the look of the GTR style venting on the OEM bumper and fenders. It's pretty rare for them to come up for sale and not a lot of body shops around me were willing to do this for me so I said screw it, I'll do it myself.

Because my fenders and bumper I have now are in great shape, I purchased used bumpers and fenders to work off of because I don't really know what I'm doing when it comes to bodywork and if I screw up, at least it's on spare parts.

I did a lot of researching and figuring out what supplies I would need and set out with a handful of precise measurements also known as, eye balling from a dozen pictures I printed off online :lolhit: and had at her.

Project is far from done but at least it might help some people it.


Parts measured and marked....


http://gallery.tchleung.com/albums/GTR/IMG_3206.jpg
http://gallery.tchleung.com/albums/GTR/IMG_3208.jpg
http://gallery.tchleung.com/albums/GTR/IMG_3209.jpg
http://gallery.tchleung.com/albums/GTR/IMG_3213.jpg
http://gallery.tchleung.com/albums/GTR/IMG_3220.jpg
http://gallery.tchleung.com/albums/GTR/IMG_3233.jpg
http://gallery.tchleung.com/albums/GTR/IMG_3235.jpg


Primary tools for cutting after....

http://gallery.tchleung.com/albums/GTR/IMG_3237.jpg


Cutting and bending....I made sure they were the same front and back, but basically the "vent gap" on the top is 2" and the bottom is 1.5"

http://gallery.tchleung.com/albums/GTR/IMG_3222.jpg
http://gallery.tchleung.com/albums/GTR/IMG_3224.jpg
http://gallery.tchleung.com/albums/GTR/IMG_3226.jpg
http://gallery.tchleung.com/albums/GTR/IMG_3228.jpg
http://gallery.tchleung.com/albums/GTR/IMG_3243.jpg
http://gallery.tchleung.com/albums/GTR/IMG_3245.jpg
http://gallery.tchleung.com/albums/GTR/IMG_3247.jpg
http://gallery.tchleung.com/albums/GTR/IMG_3249.jpg


Showing what needs to be trimmed off the rear bumper brackets to clear the vents....

http://gallery.tchleung.com/albums/GTR/IMG_3250.jpg


Rear vent pieces cut and adhered. Parts were cut from another donor BMW bumper to maintain similar plastics

http://gallery.tchleung.com/albums/GTR/photo_3.jpg
http://gallery.tchleung.com/albums/GTR/photo_4.jpg
http://gallery.tchleung.com/albums/GTR/photo_5.jpg
http://gallery.tchleung.com/albums/GTR/image.jpg
http://gallery.tchleung.com/albums/GTR/image_1.jpg


Teaser picture #1 with the new AGT diffuser. Diffuser has been shortened by width as can be seen by the two primer spots. It is now somewhere in between AGT and Varis width ;)

http://gallery.tchleung.com/albums/GTR/image_2.jpg
http://gallery.tchleung.com/albums/GTR/image_3.jpg
http://gallery.tchleung.com/albums/GTR/image_4.jpg


Many steps of sanding and filling and primer to make eveything smooth and seamless....But getting there!!!

http://gallery.tchleung.com/albums/GTR/photo_6.jpg
http://gallery.tchleung.com/albums/GTR/photo_7.jpg
http://gallery.tchleung.com/albums/GTR/photo_8.jpg
http://gallery.tchleung.com/albums/GTR/photo_9.jpg
http://gallery.tchleung.com/albums/GTR/photo_10.jpg


Teaser picture #2 - Floss. Hood will be fully painted less the vents...Like everyone else :p

http://gallery.tchleung.com/albums/GTR/photo.jpg


More progress on post #21

daffyduck Sat, Feb-15-2014 03:09:38 AM

Re: GTR Vented Bumper and Fenders + Extras (LONG)
 
Can't wait! That's impressive work buddy

NOBIGDL Sat, Feb-15-2014 03:56:27 AM

Re: GTR Vented Bumper and Fenders + Extras (LONG)
 
Damn, I should do this. I curbed my rear bumper pretty much exactly where those vents would go. Can't make it any worse right haha.

Looks good. Keep it up.

r0csfinest Sat, Feb-15-2014 04:29:31 AM

Re: GTR Vented Bumper and Fenders + Extras (LONG)
 
Looks good and nice pics

obryan562 Sat, Feb-15-2014 06:39:37 AM

Re: GTR Vented Bumper and Fenders + Extras (LONG)
 
oh wow good job! your talented.

Chris93Si Sat, Feb-15-2014 08:40:40 AM

Re: GTR Vented Bumper and Fenders + Extras (LONG)
 
Look forward to seeing this project done, impressive work so far.

snikwad Sat, Feb-15-2014 01:05:03 PM

Re: GTR Vented Bumper and Fenders + Extras (LONG)
 
In for laters

TuningTechFS Sat, Feb-15-2014 01:31:45 PM

Re: GTR Vented Bumper and Fenders + Extras (LONG)
 
looks great Tom

ViperZ Sat, Feb-15-2014 03:45:15 PM

Re: GTR Vented Bumper and Fenders + Extras (LONG)
 
Crazy initiative! Way to do it Bro! :hattip:

chatcher Sat, Feb-15-2014 03:47:24 PM

Re: GTR Vented Bumper and Fenders + Extras (LONG)
 
Nice work:thumbsup2:


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