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Old 12-16-2002, 00:41   #1 (permalink)
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EA's at the panel beaters... Removing a bit of cancer..

The joys of getting a car from your parents...

Getting a bit of rust cut out at the moment that has occured near the taillights and the dogleg on the back passenger side. Quoted $450 - 600 depending on the extent of how long it will take to fully remove it. It was either that or 2" lowering all round.

How does everyone else's bumpers fit? I am thinking of drilling some holes and putting bolts in and screwing them up together to remove some of the gaps that have happened after 14 years of driving..

I'll see how they matched the faded pearl green paint when I get it back on Wednesday... I don't mind paying for it cos when I add up all the costs of things I've bought for it so far I've spent under a $1000 to date...

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Old 12-16-2002, 22:33   #2 (permalink)
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My front bumper is sagging on one side but will only need a replacement bracket. At the back it is sagging all round and looks terrible. A panel beater recommended I get a new rear bumper, so that will happen next year. In your case, you may not need to go this far. You shouldn't need to drill holes, though. Unfortunately I don't know anything specific about the procedure because I haven't yet gotten onto it myself. :(

That combined with all rust, dints, accident damage, etc should set me back a few grand easily, so I won't be able to afford a proper respray until some time in the future.
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Old 12-17-2002, 01:44   #3 (permalink)
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Jack,

I was only thinking of drilling holes through the top lip of the bumper and bottom of the panels which will give it a perfect fit which should never sag or anything...

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bolts go through the two lips and screw up tight.. no movement and no gaps...

Might be harder than I think tho to get it all aligned...

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Old 12-18-2002, 01:18   #4 (permalink)
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No please dont!!!!!!! EA's at stock have about a 10 to 15mm gap all round the bar. What is wrong with your bar? it is nilly touching at the head lights and then there is a gap at the rear of the bar??? That is from the front mounting points of the bar being bent up, say front bar hittin on a gutter and being pulled up. to fix this problem all you have to do is, find the 2 nuts that hold you front bar on, look from underneeth and you should see them just near your rails, just loosen them off, and get soembody else to push down on the bar while they are loose, and then tighten them up again, if this doesn't work then its damaged on you front bar.
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Have a quick look and see if your bar has come out of the little clip mounts and the rear of the front bar. If you are either missing these clips out of the body of the car or the bar has just come out of them, remove the bumper and refit into these mounts. A woman backed into the front of my car and has just pushed the bar out of these mounts, I am still yet to refit it! It's one of those "one day" jobs!
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i have mine screwed to the panel...best thing i did i reckon as no matter what way it was hung, it always sagged...those clips are shit and break easy too so i got sick of it.......
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The guy cutting the rust out decided he was bored and fixed about a dozen other things on my car at no cost so all the bumpers fit pretty good now...

He was a good bloke and did a marvelous job matching faded paint...


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