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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, alittle modification to our front bumper in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Back story: I was driving home one day, when a semi truck driver decided to merge into my lane with ...
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    platinum_V is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    alittle modification to our front bumper

    Back story:

    I was driving home one day, when a semi truck driver decided to merge into my lane with my RIGHT NEXT TO HIM!, I was already in the Left lane, I had no place to go but right into a orange construction barrel! the semi driver just kept going of course, so i managed to haul ass and catch up to him. I got infront of him and slow down until we both were stopped completely on the rode, thats when I called the cops. Anyway, he was given the ticket, and Im awaiting the police report to give to his company so they pay for the damages. I was quoted $2000. The barrel scartched up and cracked my bumper, dented the top of my fender, and completely ripped off my side mirror. So, knowning that the dealership was going to repair and repaint my bumper, i decided to do what ive always wanted to do!... get rid of the bar going under the fogs, and splitting the front bumper to look like the NEW V. I think it looks subtle, Stock kind of... anyway now pics....



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    oh, and i bought the woven mesh for the sides, but im waiting for it to come in. so for now, ill have 2 empty holes instead of fogs. Oh and the new turn signal is the small driving light in the bottom corner of the headlight.

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    Nice! I like it! Glad you got justice on the accident.

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    Re: alittle modification to our front bumper

    I like it a lot!!! Can you do a write up?

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    Re: alittle modification to our front bumper

    Thanks guys! Yea I'm glad I got justice also, I didn't want my insurance going up because of that guy. As far as a write, its actually quite easy just time comsuming, I took more pics of the process as it was coming along so ill post them soon. Oh and the bumper right now was just painted with color match paint from pep boys so it doesn't look real good. I just didn't want the primer to be showing so its just a temporary thing so it looks decent until I get it painted.

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    Re: alittle modification to our front bumper

    That looks great actually! That first picture I was kind of wondering but I think it is fantastic! I wouldn't have the guts to do it to mine if it wasn't already jacked up I guess. I love my fogs but I like what you have done there too and think the turn signal idea is amazing!

    BDV

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    Re: alittle modification to our front bumper

    Im with ^^ I saw the first pic and was like OH NO then i see it finishes and it definitely looks good. Post up more pics im interesting in the process. I could never do that to a good bumper but in your case it turned out awesome.

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    Re: alittle modification to our front bumper

    Yea I guess in the first pic it looks like I just cut off the whole center and was planning on keeping it off haha. That would have looked horrible! Basically I cut the center off about 1/4" from the back , leaving the lower grille mounts on, that way I wouldnt have to mess with the mounts, then notched out roughly 1 1/2" from the section and just moved it in and expoxied it all back together inside and out. I cut two pieces of plexiglass I had to fill in the openings on the sides, and just fiberglassed bondo everything and now waiting for paint job. Hopefully next week ::fingers crossed::


    Ill post pics once I get on my computer. Also, sorry for all the typos, predictive text from my phone always gets the best of me.

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    Re: alittle modification to our front bumper

    Are you located in Miami or the South Florida area? Just asking cause it looks like Miami.

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    Re: alittle modification to our front bumper

    Broward actually.

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    Re: alittle modification to our front bumper

    that looks sick i like it

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    Re: alittle modification to our front bumper

    I'm in Tampa. We need to get an all Florida meet goin. I like the bumper but the fogs I'm not sure.

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    Re: alittle modification to our front bumper

    A florida meet up would be cool. Thanks; once the mesh is in place of the fogs, it'll give it a more complete look. Still waiting on them.

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    Re: alittle modification to our front bumper

    Nice, I'm in Miami right now on leave. I'm stationed in San Diego. So I don't have my V here, but I do get to ride in my buddy's 2013 V.

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    I agree, it looks pretty darn good! The cool factor gets about 10 whp more as well...lol I replaced my headlight-running lights with led's, and I was thinking how to convert those to turn signals..lol..

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    Re: alittle modification to our front bumper

    It's a nice look, but others should be cautioned not to attempt this as it could interfere with the action of the diffuser and cause reduced stability at high speeds.
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