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6sick6 11-06-12 01:00 AM

6sick6: Molding what kind of fog lights in to a 2GS front bumper???
 
Hey guys. I just wanted to share a lil project ive been workin on for a fellow CL member on his GS. If any of you have seen my threads before, you know I work as a painter at a body shop in AZ. Anyways...heres what we've got....we want to mold 2003-2009 RX350 fog lights into a 2GS front bumper. CRAZY? Oh yes :) so here we go!

The new gs bumper with the used rx bumper
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...rxx/IMG216.jpg

Starting to cut out the bumpers
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...rxx/IMG230.jpg
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...rxx/IMG234.jpg

test fitting
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...rxx/IMG233.jpg

i cut a piece out of a random bumper i had laying around(the silver piece), to fit inbetween the grill area
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...rxx/IMG354.jpg
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...rxx/IMG356.jpg
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...rxx/IMG357.jpg

I used a 2 part bonding epoxy made for most automotive plastics
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...rxx/IMG237.jpg

oh, were also shaving the side marker ;)
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...014_221515.jpg
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...014_221528.jpg

6sick6 11-06-12 01:16 AM

epoxying the grill area piece in
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...017_225950.jpg
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...017_225940.jpg

sanding
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...021_144001.jpg
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...021_162059.jpg
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...021_162106.jpg

adding polyester putty/bondo
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...021_195532.jpg
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...021_163015.jpg

and more polyester putty/bondo
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...023_233812.jpg
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...023_233822.jpg

were even getting rid of the slight holes where u drill for the license plate
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...023_233842.jpg

http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...025_145745.jpg

test fitting
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...027_025004.jpg
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...027_025012.jpg
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...027_031750.jpg

primered
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...027_042318.jpg
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...027_042330.jpg
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...027_042348.jpg

6sick6 11-06-12 01:37 AM

sanded and ready to spray
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...027_170721.jpg
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...027_173850.jpg

also painting the upper grill and headlight housings to match the Lexus gray color(1C6 off the is300) that im painting the center of the bumper grill.
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...027_173901.jpg
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...026_150315.jpg
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...026_151152.jpg

Center of bumper painted gray
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...027_182805.jpg

grill gray
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...027_182814.jpg

Masking up the grill to paint the rest of the bumper...(pain in the ass!)
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...028_143848.jpg
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...028_152251.jpg

Painted 062 pearl white
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...028_160550.jpg
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...028_160948.jpg
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...028_163521.jpg
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...028_163530.jpg

Clear coat
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...028_171152.jpg
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...028_171205.jpg
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...028_171228.jpg

Attaching the lower lip and getting ready to install
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...029_000158.jpg
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...029_000231.jpg
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...029_000838.jpg

You guys ready to see this thing on the car???














You sure????
















BAM
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...102_215851.jpg

This was one hell of a project and i think it really came out nice. I hope mex lex posts up more and BETTER pics of the bumper all strapped on the car. Thanks for checkin it out everyone! :D

bashigs300 11-06-12 02:09 AM

sweet looking bumper. sometimes i wished i went to body shop class instead of technician.

vipers 11-06-12 03:24 AM

looks great!! i loved it until i saw the front lip added... that curved notch that curved around the oem fog lights no longer matches.. and now throws the whole thing off.. if you sanded the point down to run smoothly with the new fog lights, it would look a million times better!

sakataj 11-06-12 09:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vipers (Post 7584737)
looks great!! i loved it until i saw the front lip added... that curved notch that curved around the oem fog lights no longer matches.. and now throws the whole thing off.. if you sanded the point down to run smoothly with the new fog lights, it would look a million times better!

i immediately thought the same thing....also why are the fogs so sunken?

overall, B+ for effort/creativity but i think that lip really kills it

geeznuts 11-06-12 10:01 AM

I saw Caesars car this past week and looks great. Good job.

pmlexus 11-06-12 11:33 AM

Dam that is some nice work it looks factory as hell. But the lower lip dosent really flow well with the new look. Its is still some damn good work.

swtjlsy 11-06-12 11:38 AM

that came out really good

abounly 11-06-12 12:05 PM

Pretty sick :thumbup:

6sick6 11-06-12 12:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vipers (Post 7584737)
looks great!! i loved it until i saw the front lip added... that curved notch that curved around the oem fog lights no longer matches.. and now throws the whole thing off.. if you sanded the point down to run smoothly with the new fog lights, it would look a million times better!

This is EXACTLY what we thought when we put it together so we might change that lip a bit. We were on a real time crunch getting it done before sema.

Thanks for all the kind words guys! It's nice to hear pos or neg feedback too since it was a new project.

6sick6 11-06-12 12:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sakataj (Post 7584903)
i immediately thought the same thing....also why are the fogs so sunken?

overall, B+ for effort/creativity but i think that lip really kills it

The fog lights are recessed more since the rx fog light housing was added to the back side of the gs bumper. It then had to be built up with polyester putty and bondo to make it all flush

puff 11-06-12 01:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 6sick6 (Post 7585151)
This is EXACTLY what we thought when we put it together so we might change that lip a bit. We were on a real time crunch getting it done before sema.

Thanks for all the kind words guys! It's nice to hear pos or neg feedback too since it was a new project.

That looks like a JDM Toyota front lip. If it is I'll buy it before you try to modify it.

nyc80rick 11-06-12 09:39 PM

I like the way the fogs sit just not the lip. It takes away from all the work you did on the bumper

YaKuZa_GS 11-06-12 10:44 PM

That is outstanding work! It really turned out great. I was gonna suggest the same thing about the lip but I think the message has already came across. :)


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