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Is This right?

duane Jun 14, 2008

  1. duane

    duane Member

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    Went to collect my car from the body shop today after having a full spray. To cut a long story short it's going back in for a bit longer as i'm not happy with a few bit's. I took a couple pics of the front bumper where it joins the arch liner, can you tell me if the rivets are in the right place as i cant remember seeing them before it went in, is it supposed to have rivets there? Also my front bumper isn't lining up correcly at the corner's. Is there any adjustment that can be made, it looks like they've bent it......:aggressive:

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  2. simonwjones

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    I thought the bumper was supposed to be screwed on!!!

    Never seen one riveted.

    this is the point where you can have some adjustment, but with rivets you will have none.

    They should be sel tapping screws with bolt heads



    Simon
     
  3. Randomjim

    Randomjim Active Member

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    Yea i've never seen them done like that before. You were right to take it back definately.
     
  4. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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    silly little torx srcew hold them on. To refit the bumper it will need to remove it and push the wing mount back in towards the car,for some reason they seem to "pull" out when the bumper is removed
     
  5. duane

    duane Member

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    Nice one for the replies all....Yes i have now found out the rivets are supposed to be there, but they are meant to be black to blend in more.....The alignment thing is down to the plastic mounts not being as good as they were due to the amount of force it takes to take the bumper off....Apparently once your bumper's been off a few times the mounts weaken so you dont get the perfect alignment......Suppose the bumper side of things i'll have to live with :shrug:
     
  6. olds_kool

    olds_kool Active Member VCDS Map User

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    had the same problem with mine, a self tapping screw on the edge fixed it, mines riveted in same place but i think that whole bit should be painted black
     
  7. Oranoco

    Oranoco Well-Known Member

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    Went to view one A4 T Sport (at a garage) the front bumper was held in place with brass wood screws :?
     
  8. Fraser

    Fraser Member

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    heres mine, you can actually see a black rivet there as well as a plastic bolt for the arch cover
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