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wanted: SE lower front spoiler

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I would like to get my hands on a SE lower front spoiler, aka bumper or valance. I have an 88 esprit and would love to switch out the front spoiler with a newer style (SE or S4 complete bumper). Thanks in advance for any help.

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Wyatt,

Take a look at how Tony Grasso adapted a V8 front bumper to his '89:

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Hi Wyatt,

It's not going to be that simple. The '88 has a one-piece bumper and valence assembly, whereas the SE has a separate bumper. I rather doubt you could modify your existing bumper to add the SE valence. Ergo, you are actually looking for a new bumper, too. Even then, the radiator support assembly might not mate up, though it won't be as mismatched as the "89-to-'94 conversion Tony did.
 

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I did the conversion, my hands got cut up, bruised and my patients got stretched to the outer limit. It was a hell of a job, but its done now and looks great.
If you decide to do it, if things aren't going good, put the tools down and try again tomorrow.
There are spoilers on Ebay once and awhile or can be bought from SJ Sportscars. Good luck, it made the car look 100% better.
 
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