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Rather than fill in my fog light, I would like to get my hands on a US style rear bumper as I prefer your number plate housing!
Trouble is, I don't know where I would start living here in the UK!
Is it something you would consider posting or is it too delicate!
I can just imagine "FRAGILE!" meaning "THROW ME!" to a UPS employee!
And what about on the ship!
All those things piled on top!

I don't know how to do it! Anyone have any ideas?


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I'll email you off the list tonite to talk about it (we can probably arrange a trade of types ;).

I would suspect the size to make it quite uneconomical, in the $200+ (USD)range. I've sent stuff overseas before and it's pricey, especially as weight and size increase. Filling in your fog hole and re-sculpting the plate hole might be cheaper.

The bumper skin is pretty durable. You can't fold it back on itself, but packaging shouldn't have to be *that* durable. The only thing I'd worry about is the paint, too much flexing would cause it to crack and of course scratches would be bad.

I believe that these (new) are unpainted. I'm not even sure the paint would match- your car looks like Crystal Blue Metallic (in the US), what's your color called in the UK?

Would make for a sharp car (in the UK). BTW, what markings on the outside of your car do you have to denote the 4WS option? Just curious... any pics?
 

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Paint isn't a problem as I want to make a few mods to the bodywork and then get the whole thing repainted, as it is the only way to get a real match!

Yeah, it is purely the size of the thing that makes it difficult! I thought screwing a light bar accross the bracket mounts might make it a bit more sturdy!
I would rather a second hand one too, doesn't matter which colour!

As for 4WS, the only markings on the 5th Gen are the 2.2VTI badges on the back!
This points to anoraks that it must have the 4WS option, as only the 2.0i doesn't come with 4WS in Europe!

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by marcucci:



...what's your color called in the UK?

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I think we call it 'Iceberg Silver', and the crystal silver was from 1999 onwards, but don't quote me!



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Paint may be different over there, but as long as the body man mixes the paint properly, according to the Honda paint code, it comes out fine. I've done this twice now, just giving someone the code, and had it match perfect. Either way, being the same color would keep scratches from looking like hell, exposing a red bumper underneath : )

Check out http://www.car-part.com - you should be able to find a rear bumper skin there. I'll check when I get home, and check on shipping for you.
 

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Guiddy, instead of trying to get a US spec rear bumper shipped here, have you thought about getting a Jap spec one instead?
They are the same in the fact that they have no foglight and the smaller number plate recess. There are a few Jap car breakers in England that may have one. You never know...
Worth a thought though.

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by U.K VTEC:
Guiddy, instead of trying to get a US spec rear bumper shipped here, have you thought about getting a Jap spec one instead?
They are the same in the fact that they have no foglight and the smaller number plate recess. There are a few Jap car breakers in England that may have one. You never know...
Worth a thought though.

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Hmmm, could you imagine a 5th Gen in a breakers, especially Jap spec!
I just can't see it somehow!
A sentence some to mind, using the words 'needle' and 'haystack' in no particluar order!


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I have already sent an email for you to a specialist jap breakers to find out price and availability....in the UK


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Cheers mate!
Look forward to hearing from them!

Oh well, off to bed!
Up at 6:50 tomorrow! Payin for all that time off you think I have!


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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Armadillo:
My friend is sending a civic to england monday. Can you get it to me sunday? Let me know and I will ask them if they will. (they should) Just wondering.

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Email me and I will reply when I get home from work.
I need to know cost, and how I can get the money to you!
Or do you want to simply swap some parts?

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Guiddy,

Talked to the her and she said the people who ship cars are not resposible for anything in them. I am sorry for offering with out talking to them first. Anyway if you want do you want one from this area? I will find one if you want and work out the details.

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Armadillo:
Guiddy,

Talked to the her and she said the people who ship cars are not resposible for anything in them. I am sorry for offering with out talking to them first. Anyway if you want do you want one from this area? I will find one if you want and work out the details.

Tom

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Not a problem! I am not in a major hurry!
I am not sure how to approach it yet!
Thanks anyway!




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