Front Guards done, and off to paint

Thursday, 1 December 2005 | Comments (2) | Categories: Exterior, Paint

Patched M Sport Front Guards - no vent

A few posts back I mentioned the problem with fitting the Zenith Guard bracing with the vented Wide Body guards from M Sports. Basically they wouldn't fit due to the diagonal support fouling on the vent. So thanks to Tom, I've now had the vents removed and I reckon this is going to look more and more stock than ever - just really freakin' wide! Also had Tom cut the front bar around the intercooler and as you can see from the shots, he's done a really really good job.

And some news I've been waiting for for a long time, the car has been shipped off to get paint, and I'm hoping it'll be back before Xmas so I can do some work on it over the Xmas break.

Some pics of the modified guards:
- M Sports Front Guard sans vent (Left)
- M Sports Front Guard sans vent (Left)
- M Sports Front Guard sans vent (Right)
- S13 Front Intrusion Bar cut for FMIC (Front-mount Intercooler) fitment
- S13 Nissan Aero Bar cut for FMIC

Should be a few more updates soon as I start to get things like coilovers etc sorted.


Your Comments

Posted by Kevin | 15 December 2010 at 05:08 PM

Hi Brendan,
First off all, your blog is very very good.
It helps me to works on my PS13 and choose some perf parts.
I’m going to install my FMIC but I don’t want to cut a lot in the parts.
Is it possible to you to send me several pictures to show me how you cut your front bumper please.
Thank you very much.

Kevin from Belgium

Posted by Brendan | 15 December 2010 at 07:14 PM

Hi Kevin, the two last photos you see here on the photo list are probably all I have with regards to photo evidence. It will also depend on what FMIC kit you purchase. Some have instructions on where you should be cutting the intrustion bar.

Cutting the front bar though takes a little time to get right and is a matter of cutting a little bit off at a time, refit bumper, check clearances, mark where material needs to come off, remove bar, cut a little more, repeat until it’s clearing the cooler. Clearance between cooler and bar on mine is around 5mm all round.

If you want me to send through the two photos but in original resolution, email me on s13sillbeer at gmail dot com.


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