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Old 01-05-2008, 11:47 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I made it to the boneyard yesterday, was able to score a near perfect front bumper cover for the Geo $30. WooHoo. Guess what I'll be doing later today. Absolutely right . Kite flying with my Grandson. Maybe we put parts ona Geo mebe not.

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Old 01-05-2008, 12:18 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Which bumper cover style did you get? There were 2 available for your version of the Metro, and Coyote X determined (via terminal velocity on a hill on his commute) that this style Metro bumper is better, aerodynamically:




Vs. this style:



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Old 01-05-2008, 06:03 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Short answer, top style.
I did NOT (duh grampa) realize that the convertible front would work. I've been looking for the OEM style I had. Good thing I didn't see the crossover. I woulda got one from a rag top last week.

I see the differences, and it only makes sense. Thanx. S.
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I had to change the name I gave my daughters car. She saw the site and got all mad. "My car has the only lame name" Welllll, says I, Thats what you say when you need work.
New name ,same car.
yes I know itsa Jetta notta Wabbit.(duh grampa).
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Old 01-05-2008, 09:01 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Question Did someone say "Aero Headlights??"

The shape of my 96 Metro doesn't seem too bad; it's the classic aerospud design; looks just like my Neon from a galloping horse... But those flat little headlights, sticking out there in the breeze like little barn doors! I was thinking of light plexiglass covers for ther; but it seems like I've seen some Gen2 Metros with body-fitting headlights. Am I right, or is that an aftermarket / home-brewed deal? It seems like an easy way to do a little streamlining without metal shears, bondo and gas hatchets.
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Am I right, or is that an aftermarket / home-brewed deal? It seems like an easy way to do a little streamlining without metal shears, bondo and gas hatchets.
You're right. Some were OEM flush units.

The interesting thing to me is: in Canada, none of the post-96 models came with the recessed lights (at least none I've ever seen).

A bit of lexan, some small stainless screws (or caulk) and...



This is Coyote X's XFi ('93 - but same deal).
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Old 01-05-2008, 10:31 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Thumbs up I like-em!

Wow, those look great! I may have to give that a try.

But you say that the Canadian spec Geos came with facory aero headlights? I wonder how I could get my hands on a pair of them? Any ideas?

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Turtle headlight covers

Hey Beav, wonderful world of ebay. They have a listing on some that would cost ~ $160 delivered. OR. Rockauto.com has a listing for $98. each + s&h.

Personally I'm a CheapB@$t@rd,(ask my wife). sooo. I called around to the plastic forming shops in my area. This is where it pays to let your fingers do the walking. I found most of them are unwilling to even talk to you if you don't want to spend THOUSANDs of $$$. ---but--- I talked to one guy ( he calls himself "The Plastic King" his website is http://www.theplasticsking.com/ . great guy to talk to very knowledgeable in the field) AND he gave me(read free) several small pieces of Lexan to try out our ideas. Same as what you see above. Told me how to heat form it ( so it holds the bend) and what kind of adhesive to use. I hadn't though of screws until I read th post.

Going now to play with coroplast on my new bumper cover and get some paint (wouldn't do to look too hillbilly).S.
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Look free stuff, and some extra headlight trim to R&D with.


Look, a (relatively) new bumper to play with.


My sons car(check garage) maybe only time I see it for 5/6 weeks. He came over for dinner on new years.


My wifes car.


My new tranny. OH YEAH lotta work here. be worth it in the long run
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Sounds like your really going at it! Keep it up. I look forward to seeing what unveils.

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