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THE BOLTS/STUDS WHICH TIE THE PLASTIC BUMPER ENDS TO THE BODY HAVE BROKEN LOOSE. DOES ANYONE KNOW OF AN ADHESIVE WHICH WILL SECURE THE BOLTS TO THE PLASTIC?
 

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> THE BOLTS/STUDS WHICH TIE THE PLASTIC BUMPER
> ENDS TO THE BODY HAVE BROKEN LOOSE. DOES
> ANYONE KNOW OF AN ADHESIVE WHICH WILL SECURE
> THE BOLTS TO THE PLASTIC?

No, I've tried a couple of different ones before finally just drilling a hole through the raised area on the backside of the bumper end where the stud originally was incorporated into therubber. Then I threaded a wire through the hole in the bumper end and through the hole in the lower valence which the mounting stud passed through, securing the wire behind the valence by twisting it around something. In other words, the wire doesn't show (the hole is drilled sideways on the backside) and the wire pulls the bumper end up against the body work. I used an insulated wire so it wouldn't rust.

I know it sounds rather inelegant, but it is a simple and cheap solution that holds tight. If you decide to try this, drill the hole through the rubber in a verticle axis. This helps if the bumper end is a little warped, so that you can pull on one side of the wire or another to untwist the warp a bit. If you drill the other way, the slightly twisted bumper end is liable to show the wire.

Good luck. Alex
 

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> No, I've tried a couple of different ones
> before finally just drilling a hole through
> the raised area on the backside of the
> bumper end where the stud originally was
> incorporated into therubber. Then I threaded
> a wire through the hole in the bumper end
> and through the hole in the lower valence
> which the mounting stud passed through,
> securing the wire behind the valence by
> twisting it around something. In other
> words, the wire doesn't show (the hole is
> drilled sideways on the backside) and the
> wire pulls the bumper end up against the
> body work. I used an insulated wire so it
> wouldn't rust.
Personally - I'd just go to a wrecking yard and pick up another one that wasn't damaged.
Phantom

> I know it sounds rather inelegant, but it is
> a simple and cheap solution that holds
> tight. If you decide to try this, drill the
> hole through the rubber in a verticle axis.
> This helps if the bumper end is a little
> warped, so that you can pull on one side of
> the wire or another to untwist the warp a
> bit. If you drill the other way, the
> slightly twisted bumper end is liable to
> show the wire.

> Good luck. Alex
 

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Couldn't find a good one at any yards I checked

> Personally - I'd just go to a wrecking yard
> and pick up another one that wasn't damaged.
> Phantom

Plus, with their age, how long before the mounting bolts on those rip out too?
 
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