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Front Bumper 1973
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Hi

Just about to mount my front bumper. Have had it off for painting. It`s in two pieces now. The rubber part that is being repainted and the steel part. I took it away in one piece but when I mount it back, should I do it in the same way? Or first mount the steel part and then the rubber part? Would be good to know. Regards Dalis.
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(01-20-2019, 01:13 PM)Dalis Wrote: Hi

Just about to mount my front bumper. Have had it off for painting. It`s in two pieces now. The rubber part that is being repainted and the steel part. I took it away in one piece but when I mount it back, should I do it in the same way? Or first mount the steel part and then the rubber part? Would be good to know. Regards Dalis.

I took all the steel pieces out, cleaned, neutralized all the rusty bits then re-painted chassis black.  Chased the all the threads and pre - assembled it to make sure it was O K then tighten up when you're happy.


When all back together, it is heavy ( as you already know ) so be careful with the flexible ends as the paint will crack.  I set mine up on two boxes close to the correct position left & right then got a floor jack under it to lift into place.  Careful, careful - don't drop it now.


This will allow you to reach the four remaining bolts behind the mounting brackets and get them started.  Get each one in a few threads and pull them tight when it's all lined up with the lower fenders.  There is a fair bit of adjustment with the slotted bracket holes so you can align it correctly.  Same with the fender to lower valance positioning - you might need to loosen these up to get final alignment. Took me half a day to get it reasonable.
Go for it.
PKJ
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