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Well crap... Teen Daughter wrecked her car.

By uncivil_engineer

1 year ago


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    #51 1 year ago

    Not bad for a couple of hours of work. The only thing I discovered that may be an issue is that the bumper cover tabs are broken on the divers side. It looks like some one used silicon sealant to glue the bumper on. I need to figure out how to re-attach the cover.

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    #52 1 year ago
    Quoted from uncivil_engineer:

    Not bad for a couple of hours of work. The only thing I discovered that may be an issue is that the bumper cover tabs are broken on the divers side. It looks like some one used silicon sealant to glue the bumper on. I need to figure out how to re-attach the cover.
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    You really lucked out finding the two pull-parts so easily. Looks like a great fit, and the color is close as well! Don't forget to figure out the KEY situation, since the new door will need a different key than the car had originally. (The minor banged rocker panel may be a subtle reminder to drive carefully on these crazy California roads!)

    #53 1 year ago

    I remembered the key. Luckily the door lock cylinder was just held in by a single bolt. I had to unclip a sensor, remove the bolt, and it twisted right out from the inside. It took me a half our to figure out, and about two minutes to actually change it out.

    #54 1 year ago
    Quoted from uncivil_engineer:

    Not bad for a couple of hours of work. The only thing I discovered that may be an issue is that the bumper cover tabs are broken on the divers side. It looks like some one used silicon sealant to glue the bumper on. I need to figure out how to re-attach the cover.
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    And from what I see in the picture the colour is a good match.

    #55 1 year ago
    Quoted from uncivil_engineer:

    Not bad for a couple of hours of work. The only thing I discovered that may be an issue is that the bumper cover tabs are broken on the divers side. It looks like some one used silicon sealant to glue the bumper on. I need to figure out how to re-attach the cover.
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    I recently had the same broken tab issue and found a lot of Youtube videos how to fix them. Apparently, it's a common problem.

    #56 1 year ago
    Quoted from uncivil_engineer:

    Not bad for a couple of hours of work. The only thing I discovered that may be an issue is that the bumper cover tabs are broken on the divers side. It looks like some one used silicon sealant to glue the bumper on. I need to figure out how to re-attach the cover.

    This stuff is pricey but creates a very strong bond.

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/3M-3-oz-Marine-Fast-Cure-Adhesive-Sealant-PN05220/100571784

    #57 1 year ago

    I've had good luck stitching plastic bumpers together with zip ties. You need better ones than they sell on Amazon so they don't weaken to UV light but if you use a light color nobody would even notice.

    Work so far looks great.

    #58 1 year ago
    Quoted from boscokid:

    I've had good luck stitching plastic bumpers together with zip ties. You need better ones than they sell on Amazon so they don't weaken to UV light but if you use a light color nobody would even notice.
    Work so far looks great.

    The way the bumper lines up, a couple of 3/4" sheet metal screws on each side would work. However I don't think I want to have the screws showing.

    #59 1 year ago
    Quoted from uncivil_engineer:

    Not bad for a couple of hours of work. The only thing I discovered that may be an issue is that the bumper cover tabs are broken on the divers side. It looks like some one used silicon sealant to glue the bumper on. I need to figure out how to re-attach the cover.
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    Looking great so far right on there wasn't any clips from the old one you took off guess not hey

    #60 1 year ago
    Quoted from uncivil_engineer:

    Not bad for a couple of hours of work. The only thing I discovered that may be an issue is that the bumper cover tabs are broken on the divers side. It looks like some one used silicon sealant to glue the bumper on. I need to figure out how to re-attach the cover.
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    Agree with others. I’ve made more than my share of epoxing parts like that on my and customer cars over the years.

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