Front bumper and spoiler

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eddieinoz
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Front bumper and spoiler

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Can anyone recommend a replacement front bumper supplier for an '89 excel? This is the later two part bumper. SJ Sportscars have these listed on their website but I assume these are aftermarket as their part numbers start with an SJ. Has anyone fitted these and if so would you recommend them?

The research I have done suggests that the original ones are RRIM type bumpers that cannot be repaired. The bottom half (spoiler) is definitely GRP but has probably met every sleeping policeman in the country, by the looks of it, so is probably not worth the time and effort to repair it.

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Search the forum posts.

There was one for sale by a member just recently
Umm! What to do next?

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eddieinoz wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 22:17
Can anyone recommend a replacement front bumper supplier for an '89 excel? This is the later two part bumper. SJ Sportscars have these listed on their website but I assume these are aftermarket as their part numbers start with an SJ. Has anyone fitted these and if so would you recommend them?

The research I have done suggests that the original ones are RRIM type bumpers that cannot be repaired. The bottom half (spoiler) is definitely GRP but has probably met every sleeping policeman in the country, by the looks of it, so is probably not worth the time and effort to repair it.
Probably the best place to try is Lotusbits.

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Post by Johnwindwood »

It won't be RRIM- as far as I'm aware they were 85 model year only. I fitted a later SE bumper to replace our RRIM one and it was flexible plastic.
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Post by rbgosling »

I ordered one of the SJ ones, must have been about 6 years ago now. It took, if I remember, a couple of months from ordering to actually turning up, presumably was made to order rather than sitting on a shelf. Fitted just fine and was a good match to the original.

To my knowledge Lotusbits don't do new ones, but they may have some usable used ones.
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Post by CHRISYD »

yes, SJ make their own to order. ive had 2 fibreglass lower spoilers and a front bumper over the years and they are very good.
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