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@  Dylan214 : (29 July 2014 - 06:23 PM) oh alright. Yeah Someday I will get to finsih her. Being I am still working in Washington I kinda had to stop;.
@  Stratuscaster : (29 July 2014 - 12:27 PM) I myself am in the western Chicago suburbs, near Naperville. And it doesn't matter if you don't have a JA - or a working JA - it's all welcome.
@  Dylan214 : (29 July 2014 - 10:02 AM) My stratus won't be done but Ill drive the dart lol. where u located?
@  Stratuscaster : (29 July 2014 - 06:45 AM) Likely. Just need to figure out when and where.
@  Dylan214 : (28 July 2014 - 09:53 PM) yeah I just couldn't make it. I wonder if we could get back together this up coming May or june?
@  Stratuscaster : (27 July 2014 - 04:58 PM) Prior to that, we had one every May out here in the Chicago suburbs. This year's was outside Minn/StPaul. Last year's was Auburn Hills, MI.
@  Stratuscaster : (27 July 2014 - 04:56 PM) This year was the first time that I have not hosted a Stratusphere meet since 2000.
@  Dylan214 : (27 July 2014 - 09:47 AM) i see that.
@  theronz : (27 July 2014 - 03:33 AM) meets may be hard to come by, theres only a handful of hardcore guys left.
@  theronz : (27 July 2014 - 03:30 AM) LOL! GOOD TIPS D! really shes cool with it, i just gotta pay it down a bit 1st.
@  Dylan214 : (27 July 2014 - 03:27 AM) Question to All I would like to see if Maybe Next Year spring or summer we could get some Alum and everyone at this site together. Just thinking it would be a great idea to get together for a Meet etc.
@  Dylan214 : (27 July 2014 - 03:25 AM) hey your good with me, gotta make sure u clear your history in your Browser so your wife does see the site LOL
@  theronz : (27 July 2014 - 03:22 AM) stock. gonna put a blower on it. dont tell my wife lmfaoooooooo
@  theronz : (27 July 2014 - 03:20 AM) sorry my brothers, i gotta brag. my g35 is close to the same dimensions as a cloud. 300hp rear wheel drive 6speed stick. sorry i'm gloating.
@  Dylan214 : (27 July 2014 - 03:20 AM) easy take 25$ and run from front to rear and the front 2. Now Ive had to change the rear lines 3 times on my strat. being I was a retard and break them.
@  theronz : (27 July 2014 - 03:15 AM) i'm mostly worried if my clouds brake lines are rusty and if they'll fail...
@  Dylan214 : (27 July 2014 - 03:12 AM) I am actually looking to move either to VT or West because of emission and Taxes in NY
@  Dylan214 : (27 July 2014 - 03:11 AM) Yeah, I feel ya. I am just starting out now. Pretty much like KennyL collecting parts and when u have enough to do the project will start.
@  theronz : (27 July 2014 - 03:08 AM) sad to abdondon this platfom...so much potential. but i needed a car loan to build credit after going bankrupt. G35 is soooo effin HAWT!
@  Dylan214 : (27 July 2014 - 03:06 AM) also can wait for those mounts KennyL building me Thanks Kenny

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How to remove front bumper cover?


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#1 Owen O'Neal

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 06:58 PM

My daughter managed to remove the front license plate and holder by using the left rear quarter of another car... that process damaged the front bumper cover enough that I want to replace it, but I would like to find out what I am getting into before tackling it. Any one who has done so or has an idea of where to get the information, please let me know!

Minor detail - she drives a 99 Stratus, V6, auto.

Edited by Owen O'Neal, 27 November 2009 - 07:00 PM.


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Posted 27 November 2009 - 07:22 PM

Under each front fender you got bolt that holding cover in place. Also , you got 3 plastic clamps/pins that holding bumper to the top radiator support . And , you got , i think 6 or so plastic clips/pins under the bumper , that holding it to the bottom radiator support.
I doubt you got to remove bumper cover to put plate holder in place. It was just screwed in to the bumper with large diameter screws.

forgot to mention. Those clips/pins , look like screw at first look. Unscrew the internal screw and then pull external "expendable plug" out. In some cases , you got to pull up internal pin fitst and pull out plug after that.

There is no metal behind plate holder , just a plastic and foam. If holes ripped too large , just move plate holder about 1/2" to the side and screw it to the bumper cover.

You can just bolt plates to the bumper directly. As it done on my car.

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 07:32 PM

Under each front fender you got bolt that holding cover in place. Also , you got 3 plastic clamps/pins that holding bumper to the top radiator support . And , you got , i think 6 or so plastic clips/pins under the bumper , that holding it to the bottom radiator support.
I doubt you got to remove bumper cover to put plate holder in place. It was just screwed in to the bumper with large diameter screws.

forgot to mention. Those clips/pins , look like screw at first look. Unscrew the internal screw and then pull external "expendable plug" out. In some cases , you got to pull up internal pin fitst and pull out plug after that.

There is no metal behind plate holder , just a plastic and foam. If holes ripped too large , just move plate holder about 1/2" to the side and screw it to the bumper cover.

You can just bolt plates to the bumper directly. As it done on my car.


Thanks! I appreciate the quick reply - looks like I have another project to add to my list!

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 07:35 PM

That the reason why all the femails in my family using public transportation. :)

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 07:46 PM

Some of those plastic pins that hold the bumper underneath are a pain in the butt to remove. I took a Stratus bumper off at the yard a few months back, and I ended up having to drill out the center, then pry with a flathead screwdriver and tear with pliers to get them out. I hope you don't much trouble with yours, that way they can be reused.

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 08:44 PM

got to use rite size screwdriver. Too small will damage plastic screw and you'll have to drill them out. I made same mistake first time i took bumper off. I was under impression those screws made of metal. :)