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Old 12 September 2017, 06:17 PM   #1
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I have been offered a car which needs a front bumper and bonnet after an accident. Its well within my ability to fix it as it is a cat D.
Keep drawing blanks for the usual places I hunt (ebay and gumtree).

Could anyone please point me in the right direction to get a used bumper and bonnet?

Car is a 2008 WRX hatch
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Old 12 September 2017, 06:21 PM   #2
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the breakers section bud
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Old 12 September 2017, 09:15 PM   #3
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I have looked in there everything seems to be pre 2007.
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Old 12 September 2017, 09:25 PM   #4
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I have looked in there everything seems to be pre 2007.
Have you rang the Breakers to ask if they have anything ?
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Old 12 September 2017, 09:27 PM   #5
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Old 12 September 2017, 09:42 PM   #6
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Old 12 September 2017, 09:55 PM   #7
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^^^^^ LOL Yes I did have them shut

Thanks for the links.

I tried to keep the post short. Rather than have a novel as a 1st post.

Talked to Scooby parts and the othe main advertiser in the classifieds section. Nada from either

Looking for 2nd hand bumper as I then get all the bits in it I will be buying the car 3rd hand so god knows whats missing to quote Scooby parts its the 'Small bits that really push up the cost'.

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Have you rang the Breakers to ask if they have anything ?
All that I have rung so far have nothing.

Tried the 2 main ones in the classifieds section. About 8 in and around Bristol. Some that come up in google search as scooby breakers

Now on to the National ones.

Trying to find a whole bumper as that has all the grills and hopefully the headlamp washers etc

The ones I have found have been front end shunts so the Bumpers are Foobar.
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Just looked.....Comments added in orange. Bear in mind my knowledge of Subaru's boils down to about 3 hours over the last week.

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Did you have your eyes closed when you looked?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/bonnet-for...4AAOSwHxVW8Fh0

^Ouch 300 quid plus it needs painting. Wanders off to find British supplier. Anyone know a good one? :-)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GENUINE-SU...MAAOSwA79Zoyj7

^ Good Find Did not spot that one. Will ring them tomorrow

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GENUINE-Fr...IAAOSwng9ZsrAq

^ Am I correct in thinking that is an STI one. If so is it is wider than the WRX and the fittings are all different. Please correct me if I am wrong. Will ring them to see if they have my one to reg/chassis tomorrow.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GENUINE-Fr...MAAOSwmFpZsq~U
^ same as above is this an STI one?

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GENUINE-SU...MAAOSwA79Zoyj7

Wouldn't bother with this one as its actually a MY16 bonnet.

VIN info

4/5/6th characters "VAF" = 2.5L wrx sti
10th character "F"= MY2016

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What model are you buying RX or WRX?
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Old 13 September 2017, 04:31 PM   #12
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What model are you buying RX or WRX?

Car is a 2008 WRX hatch. I think any bumper from 2008 to 2010 will fit. Apart from the STI one.

Please correct if I am wrong.
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Different tangent now. Need to find out part numbers for the bumper and its components for the year of car I have. e.g. headlight washer.

Is there a UK electronic parts catalogue? If so could someone point me in the right direction

TIA
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Old 16 September 2017, 08:50 AM   #15
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thank you Don. Very helpfull.

one question why G12 as model. Most adverts I see say gh2 or gh3
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thank you Don. Very helpfull.

one question why G12 as model. Most adverts I see say gh2 or gh3
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Subaru has various ways of identifying it's models

G12 is the model code (narrow body Impreza) G22 - wide body Impreza

GHE is the model number for the 2.5L WRX

GH2, 3 and 7 are for the lesser engined variants.

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