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    Hi all, I recently purchased a front smiley bumper from Australia. Well it doesn't fit. I have a RA-29, the yard said it came off of a RA-28. I always thought the only difference between RA28/29 were notch/hatch back? The mounting brackets said RA28 and from what I've seen in pics it looks like a RA28 bumper and shrouds etc. The bumper is too narrow by about 3". Instead of going up beside my head lites, it covers part of my outer head lites. It measures 48" on the inside tips and 53" on the very outer tip to tip. I have no pics right now but has the signals in the bumper. Can some of you Aussie guys maybe do some measuring for me so I can find out what it's off of, so I can resell and try to recoupe some money? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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    Default Re: smiley bumper conversion

    dude, PM someone with an old skool celica for measurements, River on here knows everything about the older celicas, so PM him for good, correct info.

    this thread is in the wrong place too.

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    Default Re: smiley bumper conversion

    Quote Originally Posted by 77tback
    The bumper is too narrow by about 3". Instead of going up beside my head lites, it covers part of my outer head lites.
    It sounds like someone might have sent you a TA22 bumper which definitely won't fit. Pics will certainly help though!

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    Hi,

    Yes, pics would be most helpful.

    However, if it had lights (indicators) in the bumper than that would exclude a TA22 bumper.

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    I will wait on pics but need to check if you have removed the little filler panels that sit below your parkers aswell?
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    Default Re: smiley bumper conversion

    Quote Originally Posted by RiceburnaGTV
    I will wait on pics but need to check if you have removed the little filler panels that sit below your parkers aswell?
    Was what I was thinking originally, but after reading it again it's going up near his outer headlights rather than going near the parkers, which is why he said it's too narrow by 3", it doesn't make it all the way accross the car, which sounds like a '22 bar, but it can't be with lenses in the bar...

    This one sounds quite intriguing!
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    Default Re: smiley bumper conversion

    Thanks for the replies guys, I'll try to get pics soon.

    Gabe J

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    Default Re: smiley bumper conversion

    Just to let you know, i just measured my ra28 bumper that i have on mine and its 58" from very outer tip to very outer tip give or take an inch.
    Hope this helps and sorry to say but it doesnt sound like a ra28 bumper

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    Default Re: smiley bumper conversion

    river, what is the length of an RA25 front bar?
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    Default Re: smiley bumper conversion

    id say the same as teh 22, considereing it is on the same chassis, and the front ends are interchangeable
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    Default Re: smiley bumper conversion

    Hi,

    Quote Originally Posted by twentyEight
    river, what is the length of an RA25 front bar?
    I'll measure it up later. The RA25/TA27 is a long-nose and therefore it uses the long-nose bumper. I am not sure if the short-nose bumper would fit. However, as mentioned by skiddz the width should be the same, or very similar - as they were all based on the TA22 chassis. I'll also check some diagrams I may have with dimensions on them.

    In any event, the RA25/TA27 and long-nose TA22 bumpers did not have indicators in them, and from what I'm reading the bumper in question has these items - which brings us back to the RA23/28 style front bumper.

    Maybe Gabe has a rear RA25/TA27 smiley, which has the red reflectors in it and he is attempting to fit this as a front bumper? Hence the bumper seeming to have lights (even though they are just reflectors) and also the issue with width and fitting - though I need to measure the rear bumper also to get it's width. Mind you, this is a big assumption on my behalf and I don't think Gabe could mistake a rear bumper for a front one.

    I anxiously await the pics.

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    Default Re: smiley bumper conversion

    Yeah, sounds screwy to meee... I sent an RA23 bumper set off to the states, and they didnt have any probs fitting to an RA24 (RA23 and RA28 have the same front ends). Pics will be the most help.

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