When you remove the nerf bumperettes for whatever reason, then you have to do something with the leftover hole(s). I removed mine and had the holes welded over and smoothed, then painted the bumper to give the front a more contemporary fascia look. The only alternates are some sort of visual feature as above, or a carriage head bolt -- which looks rather unfinished and 'tacky'. That' the point.
\'96SS SOB: SSRI, Herter Tune, Tri-Y II, , 3000 Edge, F/HO bars, METCO extendeds with CV MMC, Bilsteins, currently Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta (315/35 rear). Finally, wait for it... LT-4 knock module!
\'96FWB BUW-Butt Ugly White: PCMPerformance tune, HDFA w/ swissed filter, 1/2 SLP s.s. catback with H- and Flow Super 50s, oem opti rebuilt 3 times, SS Bars, METCO LCA, Airlift 1000, Monroe SS, PowerTrax No-Slip, CTS wheels with +1 rubber. Finally, yes again... LT-4 knock module!