TF front lower grill

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Posted 3 weeks 5 days ago #207290
Hello all,
do I need to remove the front bumper to fit a new lower grill ?
Or can it be fitted with the bumper in situ ?
Thanks, Richard.

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Posted 3 weeks 5 days ago #207291
You'll need to remove it , to get to the screws that keep the grill in place , 10 screws in total.

Removing the bumper, you've got the M10 Star bolts at the front, Screws along the Slam panel, and a couple where the bumper meets the wings.
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Posted 3 weeks 5 days ago #207293
oddly, Ive had 2 front subframes off and a front wing off but never removed a front bumper yet. Is it do able with 1 person and a trolley jack in half an hour or does it need to be done with 2 people ?

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Posted 3 weeks 5 days ago #207294
Easily a one man Job and entirely possible in half an hour,  If you've got fog lights remember to unplug those. 

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Replied by judiths handyman on topic TF front lower grill

Posted 3 weeks 5 days ago #207296
I have since found a you tube video on removal, assuming the screws are not too rusted under the wings I should be ok.
Fingers crossed and thanks for the info one and all.

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Replied by deepfat on topic TF front lower grill

Posted 3 weeks 1 day ago #207334
There is also a mounting in the middle of the bumper adjacent to the back lip, mine had been left off before but I replaced it when I put the bumper back on. It's also a good idea to have some padding (old duvet, pillows, cushions etc) to lay the bumper on to prevent scratching the paintwork.
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Posted 2 weeks 6 days ago #207351

Thanks for all the information.
It came off no problem, I did need to peel back the inner panels slightly to get in.
It also gave me an opportunity to black the inner black panel.

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I used Rover clips and screws from the owners club and the finished article looks good.

I noticed the inner support bracket was a bit rusty on the surface so that got some rustcure while I was on.
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