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Old 04-13-2010, 06:58 PM
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I just got a pair of tow hooks and I want to know how to remove the front bumper to install them. Is this going to be a hard job? Do I need any special tools? Thanks
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Old 04-13-2010, 07:11 PM
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Re: Removing front bumper

Here is an installation PDF ... http://site.justforjeeps.com/guide/82208987.pdf
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Old 04-13-2010, 08:58 PM
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Re: Removing front bumper

Thanks, Is there any clips for the plastic that I need to obtain first or can I reuse the old ones if im careful?
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Re: Removing front bumper

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Thanks, Is there any clips for the plastic that I need to obtain first or can I reuse the old ones if im careful?
You will need rivets and you will also need a plastic rivet gun if you dont have one!
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Re: Removing front bumper

sometimes NAPA's have the rivets and rivet guns. It doesnt use regular rivet guns either...you need a plastic rivet setter
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Re: Removing front bumper

i have a rivet gun if you need it and about 40 platic rivets
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Re: Removing front bumper

You just have 2 plastic rivets on each side that hold the inner fender to the bumper. I used actual bolts and nuts when I put my bumper back on. It takes about 10 minutes to take the bumper off and 10 to put it back on.
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Re: Removing front bumper

You don't "need" the riveting tool. You can pull the pin on a new rivet with a pair of vise-grips and a box-end wrench. Just hold the rivet flush to the fender liner with the wrench and then pull back on the pin to expand the rivet behind the liner. That's basically all the rivet tool does.

It's an easy job, two hours TOPS to get it done. I think mine was off/on in about 45 total and that included figuring out the wrench/pliers trick for the rivets.
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Re: Removing front bumper

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You don't "need" the riveting tool. You can pull the pin on a new rivet with a pair of vise-grips and a box-end wrench. Just hold the rivet flush to the fender liner with the wrench and then pull back on the pin to expand the rivet behind the liner. That's basically all the rivet tool does.

It's an easy job, two hours TOPS to get it done. I think mine was off/on in about 45 total and that included figuring out the wrench/pliers trick for the rivets.
This is true too! Ill admit though, I had a HARD time doing it that way...But it can be done!
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you can get a plastic rivet setter for $20 shipped. Its an invaluable tool on a wk
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