Dodgy Wavy 505 Rear Bumper
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    Fellow Frogger! 406_SV's Avatar
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    Dodgy Wavy 505 Rear Bumper

    I'm in the process of getting my 85 505 Gti repainted, and to make it look extra chic decided to replace the rather sad looking wavy rear bumper on it. I thought after 17 years it deserved a break. Tried the non-genuine one first, but sent it back (because it looked, well, non genuine) and forked out $700 for the real mccoy. It's been two weeks since I put it on and the new one is starting to show tell tale signs of becoming just as wavy too! No happy Jan.

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    Anyone else had a similar experience with this sort of stuff? Plan to speak with the people I bought it off tomorrow, and have it sent back. Problem is that I don't want to have to fiddle around putting another one on, and then have to take it off again because it's done the same thing. Any know how to contact the manufacturer of this stuff, so I can have a little chat with them?

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    hi liam.do you still want those 15 inch series one gti mags,i think i have got a set comming in soon,dont know condition yet.stuart.

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    Surely do. When you get them let me know and we can talk turkey.

    Thanks,
    Liam

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    The wavy bumper seems to be a common trait on the 505's. I too had a 85 GTi and the same thing happened. I managed to get a free new one (thanks to a 20 tonne truck!!!) but it did the same. I took the bumper off again and glued (not drilled/rivetted) a thick piece of steel/ally underneath closest to the front of the car. I ran the steel whole length of the bumber, from memory, it was in a few sections but it did straighten it up. The bumper mounts seem to support the outer egdes and retain the strength but not on the foward edge.

    My aunty did buy my car 6 years ago (I hate to see it know after all my TLC) but the bumber is dead straight!

    Good luck
    Stu G.
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    I think almost every 505 series 1 rear bumper that I've seen has a wave in it.

    Dave
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