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Measure Twice Cut Once Rear Bumper Baffels, Just Want to Double Check

Captain Manly

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Ok, going through the final stage of tucking in the bumpers. Starting with the rea first, I have pushed the bumper shocks all the way in, trim the bumper insert cover to make up the gap, and hung the bumper to determine the amount of bumper baffles to cut.


Taking the the stud positions of the side baffle it looks like I will need to remove 3" of it, and then glue back together.  If you look at the pictures the right side stud of the baffle look like it will fill the left side of the mounting hole when in its proposed (cut) position.  I plan to cut the baffle where there is a minimal amount of gradual shape indicated, glue the piece back together and  to shave some of the "curve" to better flow the shape of the baffle to make it look stock. 


With this plan in mind, is there anything I may have not taken into consideration.


Also, I have two type of adhesive to consider, the SEM variety that was  suggested is NLA from my automotive suppliers, they suggested this but now Gorrilla Glue has and epoxy configuration. Which one would you choose?

Thank you again for all your advice and guidance.







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Here is good general instruction doing this job. Two things are important; 1). leave rear center shock tube to float, 2). use hacksaw to cut baffles. 3). cut baffle from body side in 2nd valley fist, then cut-off excess in the middle and then join two together.


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