My NACS fiberglass RS500 front bumper install

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My NACS fiberglass RS500 front bumper install

Post by mikerobison » Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:11 pm

I hope this helps some of you guys. It is at the paint shop now getting a 100% repaint! Myspace Cossie Bumper install
You must have a Myspace account to view, sorry!

ImageBlock the car from rolling.
ImageJack stand 1
ImageJack up the opposite.
ImageJack stand 2.
ImagePush car does it rock-n-roll? I hope not.
ImageCrawling under
ImageThe new piece NACS fiberglass RS 500 Cosworth bumper.
ImageRemove 4 of these bolts per side
Imagethe opposite side
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ImageUn-done
ImageRemove grill, 4 screws along the top of the radiator suppot.
ImageRemove bumper shocks 2 bolts each.
ImageAn end wrench works well, if you have a ratcheting end wrench this is easy as pie! Which is 3.14 Ect.
ImageNice, working it well!
ImageOff!
ImageSee!
ImageRemember to remove fog and directional light connections
Imageready to fit
ImageNACS Bumper uses 2 bolts per side and 2 in front
Image2 steel front support rods
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Imageremoval of side reflectors is needed, This turn signal harness will Probably be lengthened and turned into euro style side markers
Imagesee!
ImageCossie directional lights
ImageRough fit, Just hangin there
ImageThe re-pop fiberglass arches need to be trimmed a little; a hack saw blade works great for this.
ImageThe 2 side bolts in place
ImageThe 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)
ImageBolts loose in place
ImageOh snap, A gap!!... this car has had some front end work in the past!
Image4 drilled holes to allow the new fog lamps
ImageStarting the hack saw cut.
ImageFog is in place
ImageThe original lamp uses a locking clamp like shown; easy work with a 1/4" drill bit, Just drill then waller out the slot.
ImageDrill a pivot hole for the original ball to rest, the upper one is in the correct place
ImageThe directional fogs use a plastic pivot finger which locks into the bumper and friction retains the plastic body into the bumper.
Imagesee the plastic pivot, almost like a finger
ImageThis 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)
ImageTop- XR socket, the XR socket has more alignment/centering studs Bottom- un molested cossie lamp housing
ImageXR socket in cossie lamp
Imagenice tight fit and the Stock Cossie Socket will still work! As will the Stock XR lamp. Assuming you wanted to back to original.
ImageOriginal Bumper... It has a FAT lip someone musta punched it!
ImageSwelling has gone down! Time for paint!
Imageall fitted up!
ImageUgly Cousin!

Enjoy!
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Post by MerlinMerkur » Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:18 pm

BooOo for accounts only viewables!!
Use photobucket!
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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Post by jasonty » Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:20 pm

looks good!
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Post by Mike McCreight » Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:17 am

Thanks for that, Mike!
Gets my vote for the FAQs!
I'll get 'round to installing mine ONE day...
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Finally painted

Post by mikerobison » Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:07 pm

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Now I just need to add the lower valance.
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Post by thebronze » Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:21 am

Looks great....I have a NACS front bumper on My XR....Fits really great
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Post by anglin » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:45 pm

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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Post by KingpinCEO » Sun Dec 20, 2009 6:59 pm

nacs bumpers look like an easier install than my BAT bumper.. which needed hardware from homedepot motorsports.


nice work

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Post by merkurdriver » Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:38 pm

anglin 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.
No doubt - excellent write up, does not look like it ever made it to the FAQ :(

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Re: My NACS fiberglass RS500 bumper install (FAQ Peer Review

Post by blugg » Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:56 pm

first time I seen this old post.....BTTT

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!
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Re: My NACS fiberglass RS500 front bumper install

Post by merkurdriver » Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:49 pm

Not a NACS, but an exact fiberglass replica of RS bumper now available at www.merkurdepot.com ->COSWORTH parts

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.

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Re: My NACS fiberglass RS500 front bumper install

Post by espacef1fan » Fri May 23, 2014 7:19 pm

What is the trick to removing the bumper once all of the bolts re removed..it seems stuck

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Re: My NACS fiberglass RS500 front bumper install

Post by hEaT » Sat May 24, 2014 1:03 pm

[quote="espacef1fan"]What is the trick to removing the bumper once all of the bolts re removed..it seems stuck[/quote]

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.

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Re: My NACS fiberglass RS500 front bumper install

Post by espacef1fan » Sun May 25, 2014 1:16 pm

Fingered it out. There is a through bolt for each of the bumper shocks on the frame rails

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Re: My NACS fiberglass RS500 front bumper install

Post by hEaT » Sun May 25, 2014 8:10 pm

[quote="espacef1fan"]Fingered it out. There is a through bolt for each of the bumper shocks on the frame rails[/quote]

D'oh! That too yes...

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