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So I got in a car accident where I cracked the right side of my front bumper. Unfortunately I think it's a goner so I'm looking for some deals on a new bumper for my red solstice 2006. My dad said he would help me out with switching the old one out for the new one.

Does anybody know where I can start my search or have any recommendations? Should I stick with the same old stock bumper or go for a different looking bumper?:skep:
 

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Currently only 2 GXP fascias on Ebay, didn't find any on OneCraigs (searches every Craigslist ad).


Found this @ $250, but never heard of this site before.
2006-2009 Pontiac Solstice Bumper Cover - Action Crash GM1000775R - Front - PartsGeek.com

I'd go OEM, there is RKSport and Duraflex GT custom bumpers but most folks also install custom side skirts (which is an additional expense) to get a total custom effect.

Also, urethane fascia can be plastic welded, the hard part is locating someone who repairs them.
 

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Currently only 2 GXP fascias on Ebay, didn't find any on OneCraigs (searches every Craigslist ad).


Found this @ $250, but never heard of this site before.
2006-2009 Pontiac Solstice Bumper Cover - Action Crash GM1000775R - Front - PartsGeek.com

I'd go OEM, there is RKSport and Duraflex GT custom bumpers but most folks also install custom side skirts (which is an additional expense) to get a total custom effect.

Also, urethane fascia can be plastic welded, the hard part is locating someone who repairs them.
an OEM solstice bumper would fit okay on an NA 2006 Solstice?

Also we are unsure if these bumpers include the metal part or not so anybody confirm this? The metal bar underneath is dented. Perhaps it can be straightened out rather than replaced?
 

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The metal brace would not be included. If you're lucky you'll get the two pieces of Styrofoam - maybe

OEM = Original Equipment manufacturer (ie - it comes from GM), so yes if it's an NA bumper it'll fit a NA



Yeah I noticed there are 25 different parts that make up the front bumper area of the solstice. I have a feeling I'm going to have to remove the bumper first, see what is damaged underneath...my father said that one of the metal bumper bars underneath is bent but not broken and is pressed against the wheel well part. The wheel well is cracked but seems repairable.

We found a bumper OEM on ebay for 325 free shipping so we might order it.
 

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Yeah I noticed there are 25 different parts that make up the front bumper area of the solstice. I have a feeling I'm going to have to remove the bumper first, see what is damaged underneath...my father said that one of the metal bumper bars underneath is bent but not broken and is pressed against the wheel well part. The wheel well is cracked but seems repairable.

We found a bumper OEM on ebay for 325 free shipping so we might order it.

From the picture I would say your front bumper cover is not reparable. The foam underneath can be fitted back together if it is broken but if you have to replace make sure you get one for a NA as a GXP foam absorber is different. The impact bar (the aluminum bar behind the foam) is not an issue and if it is bent on one end it will not effect the fit of the foam or bumper. You may need to "adjust" the right side outer support and there is an extension on the end of the support that may need some tweaking. Those adjustments will help line up the fit between the bumper and the hood and headlights. You may also want to check and make sure you didn't break any mounting tabs on the headlight. Item #15 #16 #17 #18 (in the attached photo) are all the parts that support the front bumper depending on the condition of yours any one of those may need to be replaced. Make a mark of some kind on the main support current position as to where it is attached to the frame (item #16) if you have to remove it. That will help you line it back up again when you reassemble it. There are 3 10 mm nuts that hold that bracket on to the frame make sure not to loose the spacer washers behind them.
 

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Thanks! I'll make sure we check those parts out. Thanks for the diagram. The whole process seems intimidating at first but doable. I love my car so much I want to learn how to replace these parts. I hope to see my solstice good as new in the next few months.
 

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Not sure if you already have the fog/turn fixture or not, but if not I bought one from Rock Auto (non-OEM) and it was perfect match and cheap (~ $30 shipped) (Grand Prix used the same light fixture):

2008 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX 3.8L V6
TYC 19565500 (19-5655-00) Fog / Driving Lamp Assembly $ 23.79

RockAuto Parts Catalog
 

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Hi there!

If you dig around the site some, you should be able to turn up the body assembly manual that shows how to do all of the body panel alignment adjustments. That will probably come in handy, as even if you generally know how to do that work it's nice to have the details worked out for you in advance instead of by trial and error.
 
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