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Old 08-21-2003, 02:14 PM
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1965 impala bent bumper help?

i bend the front bumper .well the bumper looks straight i think its the brackets holding the bumber that are pushed in turds the grill and to the laeft the passenger side.i dont know how to put it back in place.i tryed using a rope tyed to a tree but the rope wasnt stong enought.how would they fix these in a body shop??? i cant even get to the bolts holding the bumper onto the brackets.thank you for any help.

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Old 08-22-2003, 03:32 AM
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Loosen the bumper bolts on the frame. If need be, remove the bumper and brackets from the frame, then loosen the brackets on the bumper. Using a rope won't do it. They put the bumper on it will come off. You might have to try some different tools as a universal for the socket, long extension, short extension, etc., but it will loosen up. After you have it loosened then its just a matter of re-aligning IF the bumper is not bent. If it is bent, depending on where it is bent, you may be able to straighten it or you may have to buy another one.

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Kevin is right. There are very few cars, (I can't remember any in years), that have steel bumpers that you don't have to take loose from the frame to remove the brackets. You might even be lucky enough to find that the brackets slid back on the frame. Would take an awful strong rope to straighten that bumper!
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