AE111 Front Bumper? Or not...

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AE111 Front Bumper? Or not...

Postby BillyTheDog » Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:12 am

Hey... This might sound like a bit of a dumb question, but bear with me...

Is a AE111 Levin/Trueno, supposed to have a metal bumper bar underneath the front bumper? Normally every other car I've EVER worked on, has the standard metal bar underneath the plastic/FRP bumper... except my Levin... There are the 2 mounts (well only the driver side), on the end of the chassis rails, for the headlight clips to mount to, but I was expecting there to be a cross bar, mounted on the front... But nothing... Is this normal?

It has apparently passed at least 2 WOF's like this, but I'm sure it's not normal.
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Re: AE111 Front Bumper? Or not...

Postby GDII » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:26 am

There should be a metal bar across the front like so.

http://jp-carparts.com/toyota/partlist. ... 9&fig=5201
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Re: AE111 Front Bumper? Or not...

Postby BillyTheDog » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:16 am

Thanks so much for that!

So I got the 52145A bracket (RH), but no left hand, and I need a 52131 bar...

Still baffled how it got through so many WOFs without it!
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Re: AE111 Front Bumper? Or not...

Postby Shrike » Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:48 am

My Ae111 has an aftermarket front bumper and has never had one passed heaps of wofs without (vtnz and normal mechanic) as it isnt obvious that its meant to have one
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Re: AE111 Front Bumper? Or not...

Postby BillyTheDog » Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:09 pm

Yeah just found a few AE111s at Pick a part (very rare when these things pop up). Got the LH bracket for the light, but all 3 of them didn't have the front bar. The only thing I can think of is that the pre-facelift ones, didn't have them?

If any one can post a picture of their car with the front metal bumper bar and how its fitted?
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