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Vir635
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Front bumper removal (European car)

Post by Vir635 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:16 am

Hi what's the easiest way to access the bolts to take the front bumper off (European car). Do you need to get the car up on a ramp or can the bolts perhaps be accessed by removing the headlights? Thanks

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Re: Front bumper removal (European car)

Post by Pod » Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:39 pm

You need to undo the two nuts/bolts on each front chassis rail. They may be difficult as the bolts are round-headed with a square shank and often spin in the retaining slots. Often it helps if you put pressure between the nut and chassis which may help stop the bolts spinning - but sometimes you just have to wreck them.

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Re: Front bumper removal (European car)

Post by panthercity » Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:22 pm

If you loosen the 4 bolts on the chassis rail can you then level the bumper if it is sagging? Is that an adjustment pivot point?
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Re: Front bumper removal (European car)

Post by Vir635 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:01 pm

Thanks I have finally got round to trying to remove the bumper. A couple of the nuts are rusted and I can see someone has previously tried to cut them but must have given up. The others just spin around.

Once the nuts are off where do I remove the bolt so the bumper slides out? I can't see the top of the bolt and where it enters the rail.

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