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Block the car from rolling.
Jack stand 1
Jack up the opposite.
Jack stand 2.
Push car does it rock-n-roll? I hope not.
The new piece NACS fiberglass RS 500 Cosworth bumper.
Remove 4 of these bolts per side
the opposite side
Remove grill, 4 screws along the top of the radiator suppot.
Remove bumper shocks 2 bolts each.
An end wrench works well, if you have a ratcheting end wrench this is easy as pie! Which is 3.14 Ect.
Nice, working it well!
Remember to remove fog and directional light connections
ready to fit
NACS Bumper uses 2 bolts per side and 2 in front
2 steel front support rods
removal of side reflectors is needed, This turn signal harness will Probably be lengthened and turned into euro style side markers
Cossie directional lights
Rough fit, Just hangin there
The re-pop fiberglass arches need to be trimmed a little; a hack saw blade works great for this.
The 2 side bolts in place
The front bracket that the forward bracket mounts. On the Passenger side a switch needs to be removed to mount the forward bracket. (Notice the switch just left of the horn)
Bolts loose in place
Oh snap, A gap!!... this car has had some front end work in the past!
4 drilled holes to allow the new fog lamps
Starting the hack saw cut.
Fog is in place
The original lamp uses a locking clamp like shown; easy work with a 1/4" drill bit, Just drill then waller out the slot.
Drill a pivot hole for the original ball to rest, the upper one is in the correct place
The directional fogs use a plastic pivot finger which locks into the bumper and friction retains the plastic body into the bumper.
see the plastic pivot, almost like a finger
This was a tough decision... modify the cossie lamps or the XR sockets, I decided to modify the lamps as a original cossie socket will still fit. (left is the unmolested housing, Right is the modified version)
Top- XR socket, the XR socket has more alignment/centering studs Bottom- un molested cossie lamp housing
XR socket in cossie lamp
nice tight fit and the Stock Cossie Socket will still work! As will the Stock XR lamp. Assuming you wanted to back to original.
Original Bumper... It has a FAT lip someone musta punched it!
Swelling has gone down! Time for paint!
all fitted up!
Im just about to get my kit in the mail too.
You can put pics here you know, using an [IMG] link.
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No doubt - excellent write up, does not look like it ever made it to the FAQanglin wrote:Holy awesome excessive detail (blocks, jacks, jackstands, car-shaking). And I thought I was over the top with picture taking. Great write up! It has been prepped for inclusion into the FAQ section.
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great write up...... NACS is no more along with a host of other body kit suppliers...... however for the lucky few who may get one of these in the future should help in understanding what one needs to do an how!
Install will be similar to installing one of these except no studs on the sides - you'll have to do that on your own.
Cut outs for the lights accept factory cosworth mounting hardware, so you will be able to skip the step of figuring out the mounting for the lights.
Get the studs out of the wing mounts and then pull it off. There's a plastic snap in the center under the plate mount too.