'75 Grand Safari - attachment middle front bumper filler panel

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  1. bambusbjoern

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    Hi there!

    I wondered all the time what makes that rattle-noise when driving over a bump...now i know what it is.
    The middle part of my three-part front bumper filler panel is just inserted there without any(!) attachment.
    I can't see any screws or clips or whatever. The outer parts are screwed.
    How should it be attached to the exterieur?

    Greetings from Germany!
    Stefan
     

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    Something looks FUNKY there. Like someone made that? for some reason it looks "home cut" from the underside? Need more pics, trying to remember how those were attached. I know some were metal and bolted to the bumper itself. and some were attached to the header panel.
     
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    The whole car looks funky in detail...
    "Home cut" was my first impression too.

    Okay, so more pics are needed. May take a few days. More to come..
     
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    Most likely is that the original plastic filler panel deteriorated and crumbled, as they all do. Someone made that replacement panel.
     
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    Maybe. But thats awful...and noisy.
     
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    I didn't say it was the best approach.

    You can buy reproduction bumper fillers now.
     
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    I don't want to, for several reasons. Actually i want to fix what's already there.
     
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    I believe that's called "polishing a turd".
     
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    Yes but he IS in Germany, thinking that availability is nill on that.
     
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    Thx for the link. That would be the next step after everything else failed.
     
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    That's cool and not outrageous either
     
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    Not sure what u meant with that. What's not outrageous?
     
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    The price for the brand new replacement part.
     
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    Okay, here we go with some more funky pics...
    Red arrow means front. Was it a one-part-filler originally?
    Any ideas?
     

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