well i had a tree jump up a 10' cliff directly infront of me lol. Since then I’ve done a lot to the truck and the bumper has sat under a layer of dust in the bed. So I gave it a second tug, a little harder, and it pinched the bumper of the truck out about 3". I'd just try to find a pair of bumper mounts and see if you can get it back on. This is critical, as this is what secures and aligns the bumper cover. Lay the aluminum object on a flat, solid surface, like a concrete floor. The clips/screws are located on the end of the bumper … I'll try and pull it off this weekend. I thought it sounded stupid, until i was sitting on the floor next to my beloved jeep using one to do it. Next, you'll need to … My 1979 210 wagon was in the parking spot to the right of the van. I have never bent a frame horn to fit a bent bumper … I am not a body man, but dad and I used to rebuild totalled cars and trucks all the time. I had to remove both shrouds to push on the bumper. The problem is, my step mom rear ended a car a long time ago, and the bumper … We then have to reverse the direction that the bolts that attach the bumper bracket … I think you will need to find a way to strap down the front of the car to resist the jack, otherwise it will just lift the entire front end like you are changing a tire? Auto Repair / Restoration; ... (try drilling a bumper frame or bracket on a new car, you'll destroy a bunch of drill bits before you go through). Here is a pic of the shock/bracket where it mounts to body : Huh looks like mostly the shock to me. i have a 2000 mustang gt and it recently was towed from the front by the bumper (bad towing company) which bent the steel piece that the front bumper … It may be best to take off the front bumper (if I can), attach the bumper mount to a chain (attached to a tree), and push the truck back by hand to 'pull out the damaged area. If there is warping you might be able to overcome any bending on the sheet metal by attaching a new shock and using it to bend it in place. the police report said i flew 75 feet before landing. 2. Anyhow, a friend suggested using a floor jack to try and bend it back. If the bumper shock is bent it will never go back into place. The cab/ body mounts are welded on the frame the body mount is molded into the sheet-metal of the body. In fact it was looking so good I could imagine not having to replace the hood. I've had this car for about 4 months now, 93 legend ls, and so far I've put up with a crooked bumper and not having a bumper lip, but now its time to hit the junkyards and fix this. I'm not sure if that's a good idea. I wanted to tarp it over so I hooked a cheap "emergency kit" braided tow strap to the hood latch and the other end around the rear bumper of my 89 S10. I only have slight experience with 710 bumper shocks.. and they do not mount like that. The bumper is twisted. Use this link to search nearby salvage yards for the shock. Then i thought it was genius, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the Justrolledintotheshop community, Continue browsing in r/Justrolledintotheshop. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. The FORD Body shop, quoted me about 6hours of work to fix … Clear editor. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. with a body bushing in the middle. Upload or insert images from URL. Man those things are … TO do this, we glue the bumper bracket to the bumper itself. I'd just try to find a pair of bumper mounts and see if you can … I tried this once, and discovered that my bottle jack doesn't work in the horizontal. Maybe just build a new bumper and be done. In fact it was looking so good I could imagine not having to replace the hood. My bracket was, and still is alittle. I was able to pull a jeep grand cherokee that had been rearended enough to get the rear doors to shut. First thought that came to mind was the PING sound it makes as it pops out and flies through the air. Haha one time when I was 16 I hit a tree "offroading" in my truck and the fender was hitting the tire. Or maybe you can straighten out the current one. Just go to the yard(pick n pull) and grab another. I was lucky to find a used bumper in perfect condition, so I took the damaged bumper out, transfer every little piece to the one i bought. I fix … BUT, the factory frame bumper mounts are not very strong. I doubt it will untwist the bumper, but maybe. Use a door trim panel tool to loosen and remove all the clips/screws that are holding the bumper cover to the vehicle. Just get a new shock mount. Ford Repair; 2010 ford f-150: i bent the bumper. Any suggestions on what to do? Edit for the negative nancys crying this is a temporary fix: after 2 years my bumper still sits nicely. Re: How to straighten rear bumper. It wasn't as easy to get off the truck as I thought, so I beat it a few times with a 5 pound sledge. My rear bumper mount for my 1930 DC dodge needs to have the recess for the spare wheel taken out of it ,but I am having trouble finding someone who can work spring steel. If that's the case here, don't heat it, you'll ruin it. biggest mistake i made was taking the bumper off and trying to straighten with a hammer. A 2x4 through the opening on the front of the bumper, using the radiator mount … Pretty much any body shop has the equipment to anchor the truck to the floor, set up a pull post and pull. Nope, exactly how I fix core supports as well. Folks often compress those shocks, draining the oil, so the bumper sits closer to the body. so i re bent the top brackets to where they were before i took the bumper off, refastened the bumper… Thanks for all the replies guys....I think I'm going to try the floor jack approach and gently lift up the corner in an attempt to reverse the damage caused by the downward push of the cargo van bumper.   Your link has been automatically embedded. the raptor landed pretty far as well. I'm sure an auto body shop could do it but I thought I'd ask you guys first if there weren't a cheap way to do it. I thought I was so clever for doing this. I just used a sledge and some acetylene when i had to do that.... granted there wasn't a core support or inner fenders either. By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use. You may also need a bumper bracket if it is bent as well. That said, the bumper has been bent in the front and the rear right. Am I the only one that used a snatch strap and a tree to do this? Find one in the classifieds. One Cadillac bumper was touching the ground on the passenger side after an accident. You want the option of being able to adjust your ball height most times a bumper … The upper rad support craddles the rad and A/C condenser, aswell as mounts the headlights and the front of the fenders, front bumper. Take it off remove the bumper shocks.. then re-assess. Good reason to try it since it is already messed up. I agree it will look better without, but I shudder to think what you would be looking at if the bumper hadn't been on there to protect it this time! So I gave it a second tug, a little harder, and it pinched the bumper of the truck out about 3". Do they actually fly? this was how i straightened mine after the accident last summer. Yours look like you could just replace it. I think the terminology or the name that were calling things is obviously different because no way they got bent … I forgot the wagon was next to the van, it's amazing how small and low to the ground the wagon is compared to modern cars. The bumper is probably twisted, but maybe you can get it bolted back up. The other day I had a spare afternoon to tackle the rest of the bumper project. A common problem on bumper covers is that the tabs that attach the bumper to the car get broken. Remove the bumper cover from the vehicle. The biggest task left was how I was going to mount the bumper … It bent … If the hood latch had given out I could have brained myself. both top and bottom mounts were bent and the bumper would not go back on. HOW TO FIX CRACKED BUMPER, AMAZING REPAIR Our Website: http://mechaniclifestyle.comIn this video we will show you how to fix cracked bumper cover. Bending it back seems like the wrong approach. I'd like to correct bends. Now the point is that in hindsight it was a pretty stupid idea to snatch on that tow strap with the metal hooks. Pulling on the bumper is risky in that it could rip the mounts off the frame. You can post now and register later. So when my wife totaled our Sentra the hood was folded in half upward. Step 3 Straighten the aluminum object with your hands as it … By Front bumper mounts damaged and bent, help. It would look pretty sweet without it! I pulled out and turned right, and the bumper of the van rolled over the bumper of Old Blue, and pushed it downward. Customer Question. However, in Ohio "No person shall operate upon a street or highway any passenger car, multipurpose passenger vehicle, or truck registered in this state without a bumper on the front and rear of the vehicle if such vehicle was equipped with bumpers as standard equipment by the manufacturer.". Display as a link instead, × Grind a "V" After the solvent has dried, sand the area by hand with 80-grit paper. Use a heat gun to warm the part of the aluminum you wish to straighten. × The bumper shock is well bolted to the body so likely the body mounting area is tore up too. yep.....torch, sledge, and a huge snapon adjustable wrench for me. It's my favorite hack. Take it off remove the bumper shocks.. then re-assess.   Pasted as rich text. For those absolutely stupid things that you see people bring, roll, or toss into your place of business and the people that bring them in. https://itstillruns.com/straighten-bent-metal-bumper-7952942.html What i don't want to do is pull it out too much and really bugger it up so it would cost even more to fix it. Jack it up with a floor jack and hope for the best :). Many times, a broken tab is all that is wrong with the bumper … ... towed..bent..the bottom front plastic mounts. Sourcing a junkyard bumper and shock might not be too hard with this year, but the real question, like mike says, is if spot where the bumper bracket/shock attaches to the car is messed up? Someone suggested it after we were talking about the hydraulic presses. It just doesn't develop any force. 2 … or maybe use a come along? Now it was a pretty ratty truck so I didn't care about the look of it but from then on I always thought twice when exceeding the rated weight of the bumper hitch. Veedonfleece, I've noticed that the nearside rear bumper corner has felt a bit loose when washing the car etc but after trying to investigate the problem I see that the bolt section that goes through the black boxed type bumper mount has completely broken away. 1971 PL521 Pickup. Now it was a pretty ratty truck so I didn't care about the look of it but from then on I always thought twice when exceeding the rated weight of the bumper … when i tumbled mine down a hill the stock ones bent pretty good. 1987 Plymouth Turismo Duster, 1974 VW Bug Conv, '76 710. prevoius... '78 620, '71 521, '68 510, new '76 B-210 '74 710 sedan, 69 4dr 510, 70 2dr 510, 71 2dr 510, 72 1200 sedan, 02 Tacoma double cab, No person shall operate upon a street or highway any passenger car, multipurpose passenger vehicle, or truck registered in this state without a bumper on the front and rear of the vehicle if such vehicle was equipped with bumpers as standard equipment by the manufacturer. 71 51 2dr, 72 510 2dr., 02 a4, 02 ext, 91 Q45, 848, mk1 TD, 85 720, Kp61, sr20d21. ", 1970 510 Wagon, 1959 Datsun 1000 sedan, 1972 Datsun 510 LZ22, Sold.   You cannot paste images directly. After it was straightened you could not tell it was ever bent.   Your previous content has been restored. Doesnt work when i tried just started lifting the truck u should take it off and see if it is the bumper that is bent or the brackets the bumper is bolted to either way a pain in the *** those brackets are a pain in the *** thick depending our much it is out the dealership threw some washers between the frame and bumper … The result was a bumper bar that looked close to original. May 3, 2016 in Body/Interior. Once the geometry is thrown off in a hit like that, … Replace that first and see what happens? Paste as plain text instead, × looks a bit dangerous...but get it done as my boss used to say. When I try to put it on, both side tend to fall, then i notice the bracket welded on the frame was also out of shape. I'm not sure what they are called, but the tubes behind the bumper that collapse when impacted seem OK other than being bent downward, and the bumper seems OK, not creased or bent. Essentially...we are using the bumper bracket (picture 4) as the main form of supporting the bumper instead of the tabs. Gave it a little tug, came pretty good. How to have a bottle jack go flying right when you thought you were clever, How is this any different than a porta-power. i hit something in the desert at 60 mph with my raptor. I just cautioned you on not hammering on the chromed part of the bumper… Agree, Jordan. Find someone to install a receiver hitch and fix the bent bumper brackets . You are going to leave the jack there for the next guy, right? If that is the wording you could hang a broomstick across the front and call it a bumper. May 11 2012, 1:08am. i just hammered them as straight as i could ground it down and welded the cracks. I was in a giant Dodge Ram cargo van moving my bands gear yesterday. Press J to jump to the feed. Stand it back up, it works fine. i would rather have them bend then have the … Other than a few scratches from the accident itself. Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible. Thankfully it wasn't worse, I'm so mad at myself! × It's hydraulic, not pneumatic, there should be little energy stored in the system. broken subframe, damaged exhaust canister, bent mid-pipe, bent prm grab bar, broken plastic, bent stem, bent … i don't remember a thing. Pushing here used the "ear" of the bumper as a moment arm to rotate back and counteract the bending moment from the frontal impact. I'm a bit nervous of causing damage to the body where the shock mount is bolted...maybe it's safer to find a replacement shock first that isn't bent and try and straighten the bumper off the car. :( The bumper … The bumper is probably twisted, but maybe you can get it bolted back up. How much it's bent … If a bracket is bent, that could be straightened by hammering because you cannot see it after you remount the bumper, but it is always better to remove the bumper first. http://www.car-part.com/. 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