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How to swap a TourX to Sportback front bumper

kunfuzion

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The tow cover is good to know. I was swearing at my computer about a $40 piece of plastic. Same with the $90 fog light inserts...

My car is in the shop and has been de-cladded. The bumper and rockers have been ordered, but we will see about the delivery timeline. I am going to have to leave the lower cladding on the rear bumper until I can figure out how to handle the replacement. IIRC, you can't remove the cladding and have the exhaust housing remain in place. Eventually, I would love to splurge on the Euro OPC stuff...
Haha I did the same, until I came across the chrome bezels... The fog lights are the same, the surrounding and bezels are diff from the X. The rear is all 1pc, but you can always try to trim it or use the actual Sportback trim like above. But some creativity and massaging is required.

I myself have been lagging on the decladding. The holidays have been busy and I haven't even sent the parts out to be painted yet... Hoping to get to it all at the beginning of the new year.
 

cabrala

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Haha I did the same, until I came across the chrome bezels... The fog lights are the same, the surrounding and bezels are diff from the X. The rear is all 1pc, but you can always try to trim it or use the actual Sportback trim like above. But some creativity and massaging is required.

I myself have been lagging on the decladding. The holidays have been busy and I haven't even sent the parts out to be painted yet... Hoping to get to it all at the beginning of the new year.
It's only because someone hit me that this is all moving so quickly. I'll move a little more slowly on the springs, wheels and rear bumper.
 

Zaxer

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@cabrala - thanks for posting the parts numbers. I listed them on another thread, but this forum lacks some topic organization which makes things more difficult to locate. I hope you get the approval for the swap!

@kunfuzion - I get it! I drove around for a year with all the wheel arch cladding off - it wasn’t until I was forced to work remotely this past spring that I had more time to devote to this project. I do still have the rear diffuser from the sportback on...in spring I will pull it back down and make it fit better with a little sanding, better adhesive, some heat and finish it off with the exhaust tips :)
 

Endothrow

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Just want to say thanks to those on this thread for the info and details on the process. I've had my Sportback bumper installed for several weeks now and got the missing bits and the lower grill modified and installed (I wanted to use the paint color vs. the black plastic for the lower grill. I ran out and snapped these to show an example.
Thanks again. This was super easy in hindsight after I chased on the little parts down.

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Zaxer

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Just want to say thanks to those on this thread for the info and details on the process. I've had my Sportback bumper installed for several weeks now and got the missing bits and the lower grill modified and installed (I wanted to use the paint color vs. the black plastic for the lower grill. I ran out and snapped these to show an example.
Thanks again. This was super easy in hindsight after I chased on the little parts down.

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good stuff!
 

danzig997

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Just want to say thanks to those on this thread for the info and details on the process. I've had my Sportback bumper installed for several weeks now and got the missing bits and the lower grill modified and installed (I wanted to use the paint color vs. the black plastic for the lower grill. I ran out and snapped these to show an example.
Thanks again. This was super easy in hindsight after I chased on the little parts down.

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I would invest a little $$ and retrofit your car with the original Opel/Vauxhall/Holden grille. It looks that your Vauxhall emblem is a little off center. I sold my OEM Buick grill on eBay for almost what I paid for the Opel grille from Germany.
 

Endothrow

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I would invest a little $$ and retrofit your car with the original Opel/Vauxhall/Holden grille. It looks that your Vauxhall emblem is a little off center. I sold my OEM Buick grill on eBay for almost what I paid for the Opel grille from Germany.
Totally on my list. I have ACC so I was holding off on that swap. What I do now is just pop out that emblem for road trips so that I have radar. Slots back in easily, but I have to position it 100% straight, as you noticed that it is off from the picture.
 

Ghosthawk

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Any finished pics of the rear bumper with exhaust installed?
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Zaxer

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Any finished pics of the rear bumper with exhaust installed?
I am going to wait until spring to finish this up. Unfortunately the temp is too cold here to optimize the double stick tape. FWIW the sportback diffuser is holding up ok - the tape has failed on one of the reflectors (which I just removed for fear of losing it) and it looks a bit unfinished. Once I get a warm weather spell (which won’t realistically be until May given I live in WI), I plan to pull the diffuser back down, clean it up and tweak it a bit - then reinstall everything.
 

cabrala

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I do want to provide an update on my project here. I got the car back yesterday (1/13/21) with the Sportback bumper and GS side skirts. I am quite happy with the start. Still in the pipeline are the following:

OPC Line front spoiler that I am working to source from Poland
Exhaust housing cover to finish cladding removal
Rear bumper spoilers to blend rockers into rear end
Wheels

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