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Re: simple fat bumper fix
« Reply #60 on: August 26, 2014, 03:54:40 PM »
yep, unfortunately it didn't help.
It is really tight. I don't know if it was supposed to be this way or if it is just old. I even tried burning the rubber out, but I don't think the propane torch gets hot enough. Although I did stink up the neighborhood pretty good.
Going to have to get them pressed out I guess.

Oh, for anyone reading this, don't try beating on the plate that bolts on to the reinforcement to knock it out. I tried that after hitting it on the other end for several minutes, all I did was bend the plate. It might be ok if you are trying to knock it in though.

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Re: simple fat bumper fix
« Reply #61 on: August 26, 2014, 05:45:46 PM »
Probably from age, time for a press too bad you're so far away..
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Re: simple fat bumper fix
« Reply #62 on: August 26, 2014, 06:01:20 PM »
Try setting the bumper bracket under the front crossmember of the car while it's jacked up & let the jack down slowly.
 
Personally I'd cut the piece that looks like an I beam down & weld it back together
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Re: simple fat bumper fix
« Reply #63 on: August 26, 2014, 11:04:01 PM »
Thanks.
I don't want to just push in the bumper bracket though. There is no way of knowing if it ends up in the right position or not. I want to make it totally adjustable so I can just easily move it in and out by hand until I have it just right and then drill it and bolt it. All the way in may not work. I just won't know until I can work with it.
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Re: simple fat bumper fix
« Reply #64 on: August 27, 2014, 08:50:53 PM »
This was way easier to do on my 78 wagon. Drilled a hole in absorber pressed them in with a 50 ton press at work then just drilled a hole thru and nut and bolted it into place worked great plus was able to get as much in as needed.  Did it to the front and rear bumpers. Just my 2 cents!
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Re: simple fat bumper fix
« Reply #65 on: October 29, 2014, 03:52:03 PM »
I finished the bumper retraction a few years ago. I was still just a bit unhappy. My bumpers were badly scratched. I could not afford to have them refinished. I came up with this fix. I sprayed them with plasti-coat. It gives them a rubber look. So many cars now have black rubber bumpers that even though this was not an option in 1977 it looks right. The plasti-coat is easily removed with no left over mess. tell me what you think.
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Re: simple fat bumper fix
« Reply #66 on: October 29, 2014, 03:57:57 PM »
a view of the back
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Re: simple fat bumper fix
« Reply #67 on: October 29, 2014, 06:00:22 PM »
I think it looks great, that Plasti-Dip is cool stuff.
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Re: simple fat bumper fix
« Reply #68 on: August 17, 2018, 04:15:45 AM »
After about 4 years I thought why not bring this up to the front again.

I will be doing this on the 79. So I had to dig and find it to read up on it again.

Maybe if it is back up front it will help someone else out as well.

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