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Old 12-24-2013, 07:40 AM
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Bumper Damage Help

Hey Everyone,

So I made a blunder in the parking lot of my local post office and backed into a light pole, I hit one of those cement cylinders that holds the light pole up. I have never really done anything with any sort of bodywork before, so I thought I would ask the wonderful people on these forums for help. If you take a look at the first image below, you can kind of see a dent from where I backed into the pole, its boxed in red. The second image shows how the edge of the bumper was pushed up, and the interior edge of the bumper was pushed down. Any thoughts on what I can to do fix this (besides not hitting poles )
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Old 12-24-2013, 09:38 AM
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Just buy a new bumper of your choice. You could always go aftermarket if you want something more resistant to poles
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not much you can do there. could try chaining it to a tree and pulling it out a little but doubt you can get the right angle to make it twist back up to be 100% normal. If you want it perfect again then new bumper is your option. Sucks hate when poles or trees jump out at us lol
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Old 12-26-2013, 09:40 AM
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I doubt a bumper alone will fix this, I'd be looking at the bumper mounts, too.

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yup, supports and a bumper.
Mine is tweaked too, I'll update it to the newer bumper one day
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A new bumper would be the right fix, but if you're looking for something to try relatively for free, loosen the bumper support on that side (just enough to let it flex), take off your tailgate (for extra foot room) and jump on the top....hard...maybe get your buddy who's put on some extra holiday weight to jump on it. When you get it back closer, tighten the support back up. Sometimes it works and will help line it back up, sometimes it doesn't and all you're out is time.
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Hey Everyone,

So I made a blunder in the parking lot of my local post office and backed into a light pole, I hit one of those cement cylinders that holds the light pole up. I have never really done anything with any sort of bodywork before, so I thought I would ask the wonderful people on these forums for help. If you take a look at the first image below, you can kind of see a dent from where I backed into the pole, its boxed in red. The second image shows how the edge of the bumper was pushed up, and the interior edge of the bumper was pushed down. Any thoughts on what I can to do fix this (besides not hitting poles )
Yeah I agree with these guys probably have to get a new bumper! These bumpers are pretty weak. My uncle barley backed into his little trailer and it tore is bumper. it had a split in it.

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