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Old 10-11-2015, 03:00 PM
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Hello everybody,

My name is Bruno I leave in France I have a V8 Vantage from 2006.
For this winter I want to upgrade my car with :
- Bumpers upgrade to V12 Vantage S,
- V12 Vantage S side Skirts Sills,
- V12 Vantage S carbon grille noctis black.


This is my car at first :



And now :


 

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Old 10-11-2015, 03:07 PM
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Direct delivery from UK :


The new V12 Vantage S carbon grille noctis black assembly :


First tries of assembly :


 
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So I dont see how to assy :
1 - the licence plate holder with lighting onto the bumper
2 - the exhaust finisher with the bracket and the chassis


The hole at the top of the bracket for the bolt is not aligned with the hole on the chassis.
The space on the bracket is not enough large for the finisher.

Someone could help me ?
Maybe a photo ?

Thanks.

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I don't think it is the same bracket, you will need the 2013+ part.
 
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Old 10-12-2015, 02:05 AM
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Thanks Sanengo, the bracket is the same.

Finaly I've found how to do for the bracket/finisher : just move the bumper to perfectly put it in place...

But for the licence plate holder with lighting onto the bumper what to do ?
Does it just fixed by the adhesive tape ?
 
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Old 10-12-2015, 08:38 AM
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Does the package come with new wheel liners and undertrays for the new bumpers?
 
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Old 10-12-2015, 08:58 AM
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Yes it does : wheel arches front and rear and only the front undertray not the rear.
 
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Content de te voir ici, Bruno
 
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Old 10-12-2015, 12:49 PM
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Bonjour Vincent content d'avoir de tes nouvelles ;-)
En déplacement pour le travail ?
Et ton projet de 5 litres ?
 
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Old 10-12-2015, 01:40 PM
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Yes it does : wheel arches front and rear and only the front undertray not the rear.
The existing rear undertray can be re-used for the transformation?
 
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Funny, I like the exterior of the pre face lift better than what you are changing yours to. I like the newer interior better though and also the under skin changes.
 
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@bunob
In my parts list (from 2009) the license plate lights are mounted in something called 'Housing assy, licence plate, finisher' no AD43-N43400-AA.
AFAIK there is no holder for the license plate itself. Each country has its own.
 
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@Agaton12
Yes, this is the part #AD43-N43400-AA (item #1).
I dont see how to assy item 1 with the bumper / diffuser / chassis.
Where insert the clips on the chassis (item #3) ?
Does it fixed only with the adhesive tape ?
Item Part Number Description
1 AD43-N43400-AA Housing assy, licence plate, finisher
2 6G43-37-10006 Lamp, licence plate
- 6G33-N43400-AC Finisher, licence plate lamps
- 048-037-0835 Bulb, licence plate
3 4G43-8191-AA-PK Clip
 
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Are my eyes not seeing right, or are thise just base model Vantage GT bumpers..they don't have Carbon, they're flat black.





You could of just ordered the bumper upgrade kit from Aston Martin. It comes with everything to convert a regular Vantage pre 2012 to the newer 2013 bumper look with the option of with Caron or flat black trim.





The clips, always thought they just went into the bracket on the body..should be the same bracket on your car, just it's now the holder clipping in versus the bumper clipping in. The lamp holder is held to the bumper via 2-way tape on flat side, and where holes are there's bolts into spring nut clips..see pic for 2-way tape


 
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You're right they are in plastic, not in carbon.
The brackets on the body have the same part number but clips dont be in front of the hole.
 
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