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#574474 - 11/02/20 10:02 AM Bumper repair  
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About a month ago the wife's suv got damaged at work. Was backed into parking spot with grass behind it. Landscapers were there that day but denied causing the damage & building management was absolutely no help. Didn't want to claim on insurance so i decided to see what i could do to repair it Was able to track down the part on eBay for $140. 99% of the damage was to the lower bumper. There are 2 very minor marks on the upper bumper. If someone else was picking up the bill I would have had the upper & lower replace but as it was on my dime i just replace the lower.

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#574475 - 11/02/20 10:06 AM Re: Bumper repair [Re: captkevin]  
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Have never done anything like this before but figured i'd look at the new part & use that to help me figure it out.

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#574476 - 11/02/20 10:08 AM Re: Bumper repair [Re: captkevin]  
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Started buy the damaged area & worked out from there. Wasn't too bad. Before I know it had the old one off.

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#574477 - 11/02/20 10:10 AM Re: Bumper repair [Re: captkevin]  
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Putting the new one on wasn't too bad. Just took my time. Hardest part was you had to drill out the rivet from the exhaust trim from the old bumper & rivet to new bumper.

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#574478 - 11/02/20 10:12 AM Re: Bumper repair [Re: captkevin]  
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End result came out pretty good. Probably took little over 3 hours.

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#574482 - 11/02/20 12:00 PM Re: Bumper repair [Re: captkevin]  
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Nice job Kevin. It sounds like you're trying to overtake me and become the Offishul BABC Cheapskate! I always try to fix stuff myself if possible rather than pay a service call or take the broken thing to a shop.


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#574485 - 11/02/20 12:53 PM Re: Bumper repair [Re: captkevin]  
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I'm trying - I just ask myself what would GFC do?


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