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Quick rear bumper tuck

theNomad

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I took a little time today and removed the rear bumper. Just take out three large bolts and 6 small nuts for the rubber accordians. A quick drill through the shocks released the pressure to compress the shocks. I drilled through a tupperware bowl and it caught the spray of oil very easily and cleanly.

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I removed the black rubber spacer/cover and reinstalled my now shorter bumper shocks. Unfortunately the rear bumper doesn't follow the contour of the rear exactly but it'll do for now.

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Quick and easy. Lost about 3" on the whole affair. I can still use the bumper for all the things the diving boards are good for: laying tools on, sitting on at car meets, setting your beer on...

FYI, the new length of the rear bumper shocks is 8" on the outside. I did drill and insert a screw into the shocks just to keep the bumpers from ever backing out.

In the future I hope to get a lightweight fiberglass or earlier bumper but this was free for now



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