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 Post subject: Baleno wagon question
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:17 pm 
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G'day

I need to replace the front and rear bumpers on my newly purchased 1999 GLX wagon. I have been offered bumpers off a 1997 wagon but I have not been able to look at them due to the distance to get there.
Can someone confirm if they will fit and save me a long trip?

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 Post subject: Re: Baleno wagon question
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:21 am 
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Hi, a 1997 is the original shape.
Refer to pic here: http://www.carsales.com.au/dealer/detai ... rt=default

A 1999 is the newer shape.
Refer to pic here: http://www.carsales.com.au/private/deta ... rt=default

The front bumpers are very different.
I am fairly sure the rear ones are the same regardless of year.

If you search on eBay there is a company which sells new bumper (after market) for Balenos and they are quite cheap.


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 Post subject: Re: Baleno wagon question
PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:35 am 
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Thanks for the tips, I was so busy with other stuff I forgot to just look.

I bought a 1999 GLX wagon for $600. It has been backed into something and had hit a small kangaroo, otherwise it is a nice car. I can easily fix it up.
I went to a couple of wreckers and was quoted big $$$ for any Baleno parts. There was no active Suzuki dealer around here 10 years ago so Balenos are not common.
I found a 1997 GLX wagon on gumtree for $450, and was considering buying it for parts. Due to relocation they needed it gone this weekend and so yesterday they offered it to me $350 if I picked it up straight away.
I left home at 4pm in a 4WD and trailer for a 5 hour trip. When I got there the wagon had a flat battery and was in the back yard down a steep driveway with a large guard dog that would not take no for an answer so it took a while to get onto the trailer.
A slow 6.5 hour trip home dodging lots of big kangaroos ended at 4:30am.
I have just woken up and had a good look in the daylight. It is surprisingly good condition. The panels are straight and everything works. It has a couple of small dents and it needs a good buff. I can very easily fix it up.
So the trip was definitely worth it.


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 Post subject: Re: Baleno wagon question
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:09 am 
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Sound like bargains, well done.


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