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Date Registered: 10-2009
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Hi Tony/Xtrailers, I got the bumper off, bit fiddly but got it done (broke my cheap bendy screwdriver in the process ha-ha) - but I’m a bit unsure of fixing points for the mesh. I have some self tapping screws but if I cut the mesh to fit with say 1 inch overlay, then wont the screws be visible once the bumper is back on? Im confussed on best way to attach mesh to bumper.

Hope this makes sense been out for a birthday dinner and had a few drinks and as it stands the xtrail is in more pieces then Bec would like haha

Any advice would be great.

Cheers

Joel


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Hi Joel
I attatched it to the horizontal black bar that runs across thewidth of the Xy, yhe bumper they call it.
Its about 70mm wide by roughly 30mm across, about 2/3rds down the radiator.
I used 4X self tapping screws into this bar.
Thats it, the mesh just hung down and when the bumper goes back on, it will pin the mesh to the body on the bottom making it firm enough to stop it moving.

The bumper was a little tricky to get off and to get on too, its just that screw up under the front of the tyres that is the bugger.
But with patience, you'll get there.

Post a pic when your done, love to see the result. emoticon

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Ahh thanks Tony I was looking at just the bumper, not the front of the xy. will take some pics and post later cheers mate

*** Update ***

Its on and looks fantastic! Ty heaps Tony, I have really enjoyed doing this mod. I have found there are some definate tricks to the adventure model (or any model with a nudge bar I guess) as the fixing points go through both top and bottom openings on either side! This of course I realised (so mechanically minded) once I had siliconed the entire top row and was trying to put the bumper back on even my neighbour was having a laugh at me at this point as I think he heard my expressions from over the fence.

But by using the tin snips to open it up and slide it through and some cable ties to secure the loose sides its on, its secure and Im really happy Ive done it myself.

This is the first mod I have done on any car and can thus confirm anyone could do it.
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will pop some pics on tonight

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Here are the pics as promised.

First screw into the black bar holding the mesh - need decent screws my self tapping roofing screws were not up to it and caused one of three hardward store runs

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I put some silicon on between the mesh and bar for good luck and used a very technical method for securing it whilst it dried. You can see the bars that caused me to snip into the mesh so i could slide the bumper back on

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I put cable ties across all the smaller holes at the top to help hold it together

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And this is how she looks - we are really happy as that gap was a worry and after only 750 kms I couldnt believe how much minor damage there was to the radiator.

- its a funny photo as im standing below the garage so bull bar looks bent...

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Thanks to Tony for this guide - if I can do it anyone can!


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Awesome job Joel, well done.

It is a bit if fiddling around but you must agree the end result looks fantastic.
You will find that your Exy gets a lot of looks everytime you walk past the front of the car from now on.

I had to take the bumper off my Exy recently to fit an ECB nudge bar and like you had to snip the two top outer bits for the brackets to slip through.

Good stuff emoticon

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It's nifty and practical, great job. I'm inspired and think I could get away with this DIY, esxcept that I have the nudge bar to contend with. Would removal be easy?

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Eddie
Is it a Nissan fitted bar or aftermarket?
Either way you just have to unbolt it.
It will take some time, but easily do it in half a day all up if you are a little handy and have a few beers to join you.


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It's a genuine Nissan nudgie, had a look just now and seems like it should be a piece of cake.



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Good luck with it Eddie, don't forget to take a couple of pics when your done.

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Added my radiator protector yesterday. The only problem was the hard to get to screw. In the following pictures the approximate position of the screw and the screw itself are shown. The screw is a phillips type, with a 10mm hex bolt head. It is best accessed by bending the plastic wheel guard out of the way. It cant be seen without the plastic bumper being removed, though it can easily be felt.

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I attached the mesh a little differently to everyone else. Instead of screwing it onto the metal bumber bar I glued it onto the openings in the plastic bumper. I cut and bent the mesh over the openings and glued it on with sliicon sealant. This seems to have worked quite well. The following photos show the attachement method and the final result.

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This method involved allowing around 5 hours for the silicon to set, so screwing to the metal bumber will be quicker. The mesh however is right up against opening so it may look a little better.
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