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Rear Bumper Hole Question

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Quick question, I picked up a set of long rear bumper seam covers off of ebay a while back; with the notch for the impact strip.


I removed rear bumper yesterday, and took everything apart, looks like the holes for the rubber strip are the long oval type, these are meant for the clip style strip fasteners (pictured below), not the screw on type, correct?


Looking to pick up new hardware and Euro strip without the 2 holes for the bumper guards ($300 for that part!)





'72 Metallic Malaga 2002 with a '73 M10 | Dual Weber DCOE 40s | E21 5spd and LSD | Pertronix II

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I installed the seam covers, looks like there is tiny bit of gap. The saucer head bolts that hold the ends and mid sections of the bumper seem to be causing this a little, as well as just irregularities in the cover shape. I'm probably just being picky huh?







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'72 Metallic Malaga 2002 with a '73 M10 | Dual Weber DCOE 40s | E21 5spd and LSD | Pertronix II

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The hardware was a replacement set ordered from IE, but it came with a Wallothnesch sticker on it; assuming they are reselling it domestically. The bolts were pretty damn flat, but I don't know what the original ones look like, so can't compare. Maybe the originals were even flatter.


The seam covers are OEM.


Here is a pic and link of the hardware kit: https://www.iemotorsport.com/product/rear-bumper-hardware-2002-early/




'72 Metallic Malaga 2002 with a '73 M10 | Dual Weber DCOE 40s | E21 5spd and LSD | Pertronix II

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You grind more from bolts if in doubt. But seam covers wants to really tight over the bumper and the bends under/inwards has to be really stretcy tight.


My findings anyway.

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If the fit is still a little loose, try opening out the bolt holes just a little, then press down on the cover 'till it's a close fit, then tighten the bolt.  



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Spend some time in this thread. https://www.bmw2002faq.com/forums/topic/186160-bumper-rubber-strip-clip-and-rubber-bushing/page/2/


I tried to order the bumper seam covers about eight years ago and was informed that The joint covers are on "Euro Restrict". We need the North America registration of a corresponding vehicle to acquire them.  This rule was imposed by BMWNA so I ordered the following Euro restrict parts; seam covers, center bumper piece with holes for license plate lights and the license plate lights from Walloth Nesch. 



I'm real happy with the end result.







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