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6sick6: Molding what kind of fog lights in to a 2GS front bumper???

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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


Starting to cut out the bumpers



test fitting


i cut a piece out of a random bumper i had laying around(the silver piece), to fit inbetween the grill area




I used a 2 part bonding epoxy made for most automotive plastics


oh, were also shaving the side marker

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epoxying the grill area piece in



sanding




adding polyester putty/bondo



and more polyester putty/bondo



were even getting rid of the slight holes where u drill for the license plate




test fitting




primered


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sanded and ready to spray



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.




Center of bumper painted gray


grill gray


Masking up the grill to paint the rest of the bumper...(pain in the ***!)



Painted 062 pearl white





Clear coat




Attaching the lower lip and getting ready to install




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














You sure????
















BAM


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!
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sweet looking bumper. sometimes i wished i went to body shop class instead of technician.
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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!
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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
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I saw Caesars car this past week and looks great. Good job.
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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.
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that came out really good
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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.
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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
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Originally Posted by 6sick6 View Post
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.
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I like the way the fogs sit just not the lip. It takes away from all the work you did on the bumper
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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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