I was wondering if anyone has taken off the boutique bumper from the clipper kit and done a big bumper upgrade?
Mk2 "big bumper"? Yes, it's been done.
I personally don't care for 'em (the ones on the maroon Cab aren't the "big bumpers" but the Mk2 "small bumpers", see below), but here you go:
"Small" Mk2 bumpers:
"Big" Mk2 bumpers:
Evidently there is a certain way to mount the MK2 Big Bumper this for it to look right. From what I've seen most people don't mount it correctly and it causes the bumper to tilt forward and not look right. I was considering mounting the Big Bumper on my Cabby and in my research found the following...
[QUOTE=16vCabrioletofNJ]Evidently there is a certain way to mount the MK2 Big Bumper this for it to look right. From what I've seen most people don't mount it correctly and it causes the bumper to tilt forward and not look right. I was considering mounting the Big Bumper on my Cabby and in my research found the following...
hey guys, the fender bender fairy stopped by the other day, and I just got my car back from the impound. I'm rebuilding the car over the next few weeks but have a quick question. One of the parts I have to replace is the upper rad support, the radiator and ac condenser were destroyed. I'm going to try and use the radiator and condenser out of my parted-out 2000 cabby. With that being said, I am more then likely going to have to use the upper rad support as well, but it's not everyday you have the entire front end off of your daily driven car. I'm driving a 1995 cabby, mk3 style, but while I have the opportunity I would absolutely love to finish with my dream, an old school mk1 look. Unfortunately, I found out the upper rad supports in them were actually welded to the frame? If so, I would love an mk2 style, to still give the old school bug-eyed front. Is there going to be an issue with lining the rad support up with the radiator and condenser? is it not going to fit at all? Looking around the internet but havent found any other forums where this question was answer. I want a big bumber, the car is lowered so it looks great. Is this going to turn into a much bigger project than I had intended? If so, I will try and find an mk3 rad support and pray it lines up with my mk4 parts. Thanks!
P.S. I a nw bumper, hod, fenders and all so I'm taking that into consideration so I make sure the parts also match the headlight shape and bolt patterns to the car
Short answer: You can't do what you want to do.
Explanation: The mk1's were the only watercooled vw's where the front end was all welded to the unibody (minus the fenders). However, mounting mk2 bumpers on a mk3 doesn't seem to be an easy feat. I'm sure someone has done it, but that's just mounting bumpers that never came on a cabby. Switching the lights, forget it.
Mk3 cabriolets came as two variants. The mk3 and the mk3.5 (referred to as mk4 in europe). A mk3 golf, jetta, or cabrio front end would fit onto your car, but not a mk4 front end.