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#1 Ash88lfc

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 01:24 PM

Hi does anybody know how easy or hard it is or any help regarding fitting new bumper. Took a horrible dent in mine and luckily got a new one of ebay. Is there any guides out or again any help.

Got bumper now so want to swap it straight away.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 03:35 PM

Should be able to change in half an hour if the two inner bolts under the wheel arch are not correded to much the rest is pretty straight forward you dont have to remove the wheel arch liner just undo two torq screws and hold back whilst you undo the ten milly on the bumper bracket two plastic screw rivets underneath cant miss them and couple of torq screws when you open the hatch plus your light connections not a hard job at all

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 03:53 PM

I think they have corroded on one side. This is a night mare. Need help please. The but under arch cover is just spinning round when trying to undo so I got !Removed! off an just cut around it. Still need get it out. And now to p me off the 7mm when you lift the boot up keeps just turning. Any idea please on help. Thanks.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 03:58 PM

I think they have corroded on one side. This is a night mare. Need help please. The but under arch cover is just spinning round when trying to undo so I got !Removed! off an just cut around it. Still need get it out. And now to p me off the 7mm when you lift the boot up keeps just turning. Any idea please on help. Thanks.


this happened to me too when i was removing mine,
you see the head of the bolt is surrounded by plastic, and if you turn the nut too hard then the plastic gives way and allows the bolt to turn freely inside the braket.

the only way to get it off now is either to cut the bolt and nut off on the inside or drill out the rivets on the bumper then tap in to the head of the bolt to hold it in position while you remove the nut and free the bracket.

also by the looks of the damage you may also need a rear bumper bar on the inside.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 04:19 PM

Cheers lenny and steads. Lenny I checked the bar and that seems fine. Luckily. Had to just put back together for now as I was losing my anger with it. What do you suggest for the nut under the boot. There's two one either side but ones fine and the other one is just turning. Can't even get to the back of it because o the awkward position it's in. Side of my bumper for now is together by the two torq screws from the linin around tyre. Need to get this fixed ASAP now worse than was. But had to come away from it for now.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 04:37 PM

what i did on mine was the one that was spinning i just waggled the bumper so the bolt worked its way through the body wrk hanger once bumper was off just tapped the bolt hole back into line cut the old bolt out of the white hanger attached to the bumper then with nimble fingers put a new bolt with washer back in and used a locking nut to hold in place but you shouldnt have this prob ash if your putting another bumper on that is if it has been removed properly where in cheshire are you .

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 04:52 PM

Cheers lenny and steads. Lenny I checked the bar and that seems fine. Luckily. Had to just put back together for now as I was losing my anger with it. What do you suggest for the nut under the boot. There's two one either side but ones fine and the other one is just turning. Can't even get to the back of it because o the awkward position it's in. Side of my bumper for now is together by the two torq screws from the linin around tyre. Need to get this fixed ASAP now worse than was. But had to come away from it for now.


what i did with mine was drilled out the 5 or 6 rivets that are on the bumper holding it to the bracket,
i the got full access to the bumper bracket itself and drilled out the head of the bolt freeing the rest of the bolt and nut that is on the inside of the panel, i then purchased a new bracket from ford on ebay along with some ford replacment rivets.
if you require some rivets i can supply them to you for the cost of postage say £3 for 10 ford rivets to replace the existing ones.

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but if your purchasing a second hand bumper then the brackets will be on it when it arrives.

see here for a guide to creating some temperary fog and revers units
http://www.fordowner..._fromsearch__1

here are some images of the bumper removed by drilling out the rivets.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 04:53 PM

Steady I'm from widnes. Are you local too? I don't understand your last bit about having no problem. I've still got the bumper on but need to get it off or am I getting confused here.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 05:08 PM

Steady I'm from widnes. Are you local too? I don't understand your last bit about having no problem. I've still got the bumper on but need to get it off or am I getting confused here.


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Here are a few rear facelift bumpers that should come with the brackets fitted to them from the seller and including the rear light units.
http://www.ebay.co.u...=item3cc848c31c

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item35bd5a6a42

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item35bdb4caf6

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item4167d6d892


and why dont you just go through the insurance mate?
your looking at around £200 - £300 including the body shop expences

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 05:10 PM

I,m in e/port yer you still have to get the bumper off the brackets that are attached to new bumper as you can see in lennys photos the what triangular pieces if the bolt is still in this on the new bumper and you have taken it off the way i did by just teasing the bolt head threw the metal body work hanger then all you will have to do is knock the hanger hole back straight i just used two hammers just hold one behind for strength as its a flimsy piece as you will see and just tap it back that way you wont need washers

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 05:27 PM

I've got a new bumper cheers Lenny. I got it off eBay colour coded already for 90. It has the white brackets already in the new one if that's what you are meaning and yea in your description picture. That it one of the nuts that's just going round. I've pulled the bumper out a bit and managed to cut around that leaving the white end and nut still in the car body.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 05:29 PM

I've got a new bumper cheers Lenny. I got it off eBay colour coded already for £90. It has the white brackets already in the new one if that's what you are meaning and yea in your description picture. That it one of the nuts that's just going round. I've pulled the bumper out a bit and managed to cut around that leaving the white end and nut still in the car body.


if you now either drill out the head of the bolt
or
use a stanley blade to cut away the plastic around the bolt.

you can then get a grip on it to remove the nut from the inside and fit your new bumper in place.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 05:31 PM

Have you any pictures of what you mean steady. I'm sort of on to what you mean but dot get what you mean by getting the bolt head through the body work. :(

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 05:33 PM

I with you on that one lenny but any idea how I can get the one under boot off. The 7mm ones. One is just spinning round but no chance off getting to the other side :(

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 05:46 PM

If your in the position like lennys photos just the white bracket get a long flat bladed screwdrive and put it between the bracket and the bodywork where the bolt goes threw and just tease it so it pulls the nut threw the body work hole.

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