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How to fix the front bumper? Subaru Leone 89


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#1 mcyossi

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Posted 18 February 2005 - 05:57 AM

Hey all.

A week after I bought my car I drove in a low speed neer my house to a short fence.

My front bumper got a little hit.

Is there an easy way to fix these without open the screws inside?

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#2 Phishphan59

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Posted 20 March 2005 - 09:37 PM

yea it seems i have the same problem with my 86 gl-10 and i think im gonna just get a new bumper cover. cause to get that bumper to its original state would take a special machine.

#3 85Sub4WD

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Posted 20 March 2005 - 11:44 PM

unfortunately you seem to have the early gen (for us) style bumper (US safety reg. changed and caused all 1987 - later models to have bigger, uglier bumpers) - I had damage to my rear one and ended up chucking it and putting on a later one (and after a severe front end collision, I had to ditch the front one too) - it is a REAL pain to even try to bend the plastic back into shape - been there - heat doesn't even help much (though I used it spareingly because I did not want to ignite anything)

However if the metal is damaged it may be manageable - unbolting the bumper is not hard - two 14 or 16 mm (can't remember) bolts on each side (4 in all) - look below the charcoal canister (if you have one) on the right side, and the battery on the left - it is relatively quick and straitfoward

just out of curiosity - do you know the Subaru letter designation for you engine? I noticed it is a 1.6 Liter in (what we refer to) an EA82 series body - is your engine overhead cam (with timing belts)? Sorry, but I find it interesting, as they were never offered over here. - I know they were offered in Europe, but that's all I know.




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