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Thread: Front bumper alignment

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    Quote Originally Posted by M88MRP View Post
    Hi steve308, have you tried to close the gap on your bumper yet? Thanks
    Hi. Not got round to the rear yet. Still working on the rear bumper and exhausts. I'm removing the rear boxes and making the hangers for the pipes but I'll be taking the front bumper off in the next week so I'll have more of an idea of exactly what it will need to close that gap up. I'll also have a look at the bonnet fixings to see if I can grab a mm or two from that but if it does move, the catches may not line up. Needs some careful looking at. I'll start by removing just one bolt first to see what's in the hole.
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    Having had a look at how the front bumper is secured, I am going to wait for some tips before attacking mine.
    Currently enjoying:
    2009 XKR convertible. 25k miles.
    2006 S Type R. Slate Grey with Dove Grey Interior. Full Burr Walnut upgrade, Rear DVD screens. 63,000 miles.
    1999 XKR Convertible. Meteorite Silver with Ivory leather. 76k. LOUD pipes. Great!
    Previously enjoyed: 1970 XL6 4.2 1974; 1982 XJS HE V12 5.3 1987 - 1990; 2000 S Type 3.0 manual 2001-2015; 1998 XK8 Convertible Mar/Apr 2016. 2009 Red XK convertible Nov 2016 to March 2017: 2010 All black XKR May to Oct 2017.

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    As it was a partly sunny and warm day today and Mrs Stagnite was out a some horsey thing all day, I had time to play with the Jag. Apart from removing ihefront inner wings - those plastic wing liners - and doing a bit of rust preventative measures, I found tie to play with the bonnet and bumper alignment with pleasing results.
    I put two washers under all the six top bumper securing bolts and eased the bonnet forward a tad then realigned the bonnet catches so it shut.
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    Mine T205PUH, the other one was at the auction.
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    Currently enjoying:
    2009 XKR convertible. 25k miles.
    2006 S Type R. Slate Grey with Dove Grey Interior. Full Burr Walnut upgrade, Rear DVD screens. 63,000 miles.
    1999 XKR Convertible. Meteorite Silver with Ivory leather. 76k. LOUD pipes. Great!
    Previously enjoyed: 1970 XL6 4.2 1974; 1982 XJS HE V12 5.3 1987 - 1990; 2000 S Type 3.0 manual 2001-2015; 1998 XK8 Convertible Mar/Apr 2016. 2009 Red XK convertible Nov 2016 to March 2017: 2010 All black XKR May to Oct 2017.

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    That looks good! Well done. I couldn't get mine to move, I undid the bolts securing the bonnet to the hinges, still no joy but didn't align the the bonnet catches so maybe there a bit more movement. The bodyshop said they will look at it so if I don't get another chance I'll leave it to them. Cheers

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    Hi, got the car back and the bodyshop managed to close the gap to a point where I am happy. When he stripped the front bumper the paint had fracture lines in and whilst there is no other evidence of damage he feels the front may have been nudged enough to slightly distort the bumper. Its back and painted and looks great to me, the alloys are refurbished - I'll try and get some updated pics on

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