I did the installation my self with the frend...
But you see... the problem with my VS-1 replica bumper that it's get wider at the bottom and it's makes imposible to connect the cover.
I like your Photoshop alterations!
In my own perspective, since i enjoy fabricating things, i would take the entire thing off and replace it with another plastic piece that makes all the appropriate connections. As a matter of fact, you could probaly go to a junk yard and find some nice pieces that you can glue together or whatever to achieve the desired effect. If you don't feel like going through that much effort, then i would leave it like previously stated. No one is going to say much unless you point it out.