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  1. RodC328gts

    RodC328gts Karting

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    I’ve searching and I found nothing about converting a us 328 front bumper to euro.

    Is it possible to push in the front bumper?
    Why no one tried? Or maybe my search fu is weak.
     
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  3. miketuason

    miketuason F1 World Champ
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    I know you can push in the 308 front and rear bumper but I’m not sure if you can do the same for the 328
     
  4. RodC328gts

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    thank you. yes there are many threads about it.
    But none for the 328, that I've found.
     
  5. Jdubbya

    Jdubbya Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Isn't the actual bumper about the same, just the US version has a shock behind it and the Euro doesn't? And isn't it pretty much integred into the lower valance? Dunno I could be wrong but I don't think your gonna be able to do it like you can on a 308.
     
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  8. nerofer

    nerofer F1 World Champ

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    Exactly:
    a. the two parts have a different design: the US bumper is more clever I think, as the lower spoiler is separate from the bumper itself, meaning you can actually change the lower spoiler without having to change the whole bumper assembly as on Euro cars
    b. specially useful as the "Euro" front bumper (meaning: bumper and spoiler integrated together) has been NLA for a number of years...

    Rgds
     
  9. 4rePhill

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    Not strictly true - Available for cars up to 64761: https://www.ferrariparts.co.uk/part/ferrari/61741700

    Eurospares also have them in stock: https://www.eurospares.co.uk/parts/ferrari/328-1988/bodywork-lighting/front-bumpers-38968 (No.10 - Part No. 61741700)

    The Euro bumper also looks slightly better as it doesn't stick out as far as the US version (Ferrari did a better job with the 328 US spec bumpers than they did with the 308 US spec bumpers though)
     
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  10. RodC328gts

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    But, is it possible to install a euro bumper into a us car?

    really I wouldn't pay >2K for this. If it was a 308, I would do it.
     
  11. 4rePhill

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    If you're prepared to put the money into the project, that I'm sure it could be done (It's a cliche, but just about anything can be done if you throw enough money at it)

    Is it worth doing? - For the costs involved, I'd say no.

    Whilst I think the smaller Euro front bumper looks better, the difference between the 328 Euro and US front bumpers isn't as glaringly obvious as it is with the 308 bumpers (where the US-spec bumpers look like a pair of park benches hanging off the front and rear ends of the cars!)

    For me, the financial pain simply isn't worth the gain.
     
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  13. Banzairacer

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  14. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    By the time of the 328 the bumpers were better integrated into the lines of the car.

    I would really think this is not a wise project to make a mish mash of the two versions..
    I guess I would need to see where the Euro is "so much more beautiful!"
     
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  15. nerofer

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    No need to made a mix of the two versions, really, because it does exist already, and made by the Maranello factory: the Swiss variant after mid-1987 (VIN= ZFFCA20S - for a GTS, or ZFFCA19S for a GTB): catalysed engine, as the USA variant (046 model of engine for these swiss cars)
    (with the hot air extraction slot in the rear bumper, the grill around the exhaust pushed rearwards) but the "short nose" of the "Euro" variant, no side reflector lights and the small "euro" rearview mirror; a small number of these cars found their way in Canada.

    Rgds
     
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  16. thorn

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    Agreed. I'm not a 328 guy, but I've never even noticed there was a difference. If there is, it's far less-dramatic than the 308 situation.
     
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