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Old 08-06-2016, 09:06 AM   #1
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Bodywork and bumper fitment

I'm in the long haul of fixing this car through bodyshops that I can find locally, it looks like an OEM bumper is going to cost me $1,000 plus paint matching from Porsche itself. In the mean time, I'm looking into other replacements, but I'm not entirely sure that they'll fit my car. I have a 1997 Boxster 2.5 liter, and another user recommended a replacement bumper that is showing compatibility for the 2004, but not the 1997. As I understand, they'll still fit onto the 1997 model, as it's the same front end throughout the years, correct? Or has there been fitment differences between the model years. Any help is appreciated!

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Yes all 97-04 front bumpers can interchange with no modifications. The vent grills are different on 03 and 04 though.
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Okay so that's where the difference comes in. Can I pluck out some vent grilles from another 04 and just swap them into it without any trouble?
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As far as I know you should. FYI, I have a 03/04 base set for $100 shipped. Did you keep your damaged bumper? The 97-02 grills and skid plates are worth some $$ on ebay. I just looked and only saw one set of grills for the 97-02 and none for the 03/04
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My grilles are undamaged. I'll likely buy yours as soon as my bumper comes in. Thank you for the help!
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I just checked and I have the grill brackets and not the slats that attach to them

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