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EA82 Bumper removal

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Posted 19 October 2003 - 11:25 AM

Any tips on removing the EA82 front bumper cover before I dig into it?

#2 StormTrooper


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Posted 19 October 2003 - 11:32 AM

Don't remove the cover!! If you are swapping complete bumpers, removing the cover will get you no where...If you are swapping covers for aesthetics, then go right ahead.

But if you removing the whole bumper, you need to get at it from inside the hood. Pretty sure you need to remove the battery to get in there, or, its just very close. On both sides of the body under the hood are two 17 or 19mm bolts..Do not make the mistake i made and break the nuts that are spot-welded onto the bumper off, it will cause a slightly more intense headache...It should be very simple...just unscrew four bolts from under the hood, and Voila!!

Good Luck

#3 Flowmastered87GL


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Posted 19 October 2003 - 04:43 PM

Yep just remove 4 bolts from the engine bay. Removing the battery DOES make it easier. Its a little harder when the bumper is tweaked like 10 degrees (my 86 battlewagon) :banghead:

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Posted 20 October 2003 - 01:43 AM

you should have seen me in the J/Y...Didn't realize the nuts were spot welded on the bumper...shaved my knuckles, yelled and buymped my head, broke all four nuts off their welds, had a helluva time finding where the bolts were located, I caould have sworn they were somewhere secret...Then accidentally found where they were located, and then felt incredibly smart!

I wouldn't wish that experienmce on anyone, but I'm sure we've all done some smart stuff when it comes to fixing/screwing with cars...

good luck Trogdor. (cool name...is your name Rodgor T?)

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