Please excuse the tardy response - has been busy at work. Not much of an excuse but today is the first chance I have had to get sat down at my computer. OK, I am going to hop on across to the Hotwires thread and post pictures and explanation of the mod which has been very very successful. My replacement cover is in the country and should be with me by early next week.
The photos aren't particularly good quality as I took them with my iPhone as I did the job, but they are clear enough to see what I have done and how.
Couple of things I want to post here though - first one is a link to the M3 bumper I got from eBay - Aussie company doing it, AUD $199 including delivery - Oh Yeah
M3 Bumper for E36
And here is a picture of the car with the new 17" Wheels and Front strut fitted :