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gc4x4 04-13-2010 06:58 PM

Removing front bumper
 
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
I wish Chrysler would have installed them on all the 4x4s, because its stupid to not have them on a 4x4 especially a jeep!

Frankie 04-13-2010 07:11 PM

Re: Removing front bumper
 
Here is an installation PDF ... http://site.justforjeeps.com/guide/82208987.pdf

gc4x4 04-13-2010 08:58 PM

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?

Frankie 04-13-2010 09:13 PM

Re: Removing front bumper
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by gc4x4 (Post 188599)
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!

Scottina06 04-13-2010 09:20 PM

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

jeeppro 04-13-2010 09:27 PM

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

1 GRAND 04-14-2010 10:12 AM

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.

wkearney99 04-16-2010 09:23 AM

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.

Frankie 04-16-2010 12:27 PM

Re: Removing front bumper
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by wkearney99 (Post 190469)
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!

Scottina06 04-16-2010 02:33 PM

Re: Removing front bumper
 
you can get a plastic rivet setter for $20 shipped. Its an invaluable tool on a wk


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