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I've receintly completed my front bumper without any problems. I'm using a 90-93 Accord Buddy Club kit, which I cut down to fit. I've read many posts about installing the fronts, which helped alot. However, now that I've moved onto the rear end, I can't decide the best way to mount the back bumper. The Accord rear is about 2" too wide ( like the front was ), but the wheel arches are about 5" too long for the 2dr hatch, the kit stops just short of my rim. I'm thinking of mounting the bumper over a modified ( hacked w/ saw ) escort bumper, instead of cutting the top portion off and bonding it to the escort bumper. The exhaust lines up perfectly w/ the Accord rear, so cutting it down the same way I did the front is out, plus it would throw off the buddy club lines. I think I can trim the sides to fit the Escort wheel wells without too much trouble, but what about the wideth problem. Is this normally done the same as the front ( mounting lower portion to the Escort bumper ) ? Any ideas, photos or personal experience of how an Accord rear bumper has been installed would help alot. Thanks.
 

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well my accord rear was only about 1 inch to wide but the tappered top make sit fit to the body line nicely. so mine was never cut width wise. but the wheel wells where trimmed length about 2.5" to correct teh curve of teh well.

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From what I've gathered from other posts on this subject, the rear does'nt need to be cut. I think that was for the sedan / wagon, because of what I saw in the test fit. With the Buddy Club, I have four vertical wings in the middle of the bumper that would be unevenly spaced if narrowed the same way as the front. I'm wanting to leave the upper portion of the Accord bumper intact to cover the low spot for the licence plate. I have an idea of how to pull it off, but wanted to get info from others who have done this before. Much easier that trial and error.
 

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the only pic i could find hosted of my rear plate



look at the middle of my pic ^^^^^^ see how the plate dip is gone. i had mine shaved off and the top of the bumper is flat still and its not just notched like some guys do.

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That's the look I'm wanting. Perfect. Did you mount over the factory bumper ? I thought if I trimmed the upper portions of the rear, from the tail lights to the wheel well, I could pull into the factory bumper and fill gaps between the two. Do you have a portion of the bumper, just below the beltline / upper fender well, that flares out ? That's where I got the 2" estimate, I cold get the upper portion of the Accord to pull into the escort side panels, but they then flared out another inch on both sides. I thought if narrowed, the sides would flow better with the rest of the car.
 
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