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RAVE: Finally got my JDM bumpers


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1240545 posted 11/20/17 11:19 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Too excited! I plan on making a this thread similar to my Evo 9 BBS restoration . I noticed when searching for information, it was all there, but NOT all in the same place.

If you can find it link it up, but Iíll still do it anyway.

I have not done any body work in my life so maybe this will be fun.
Shout out to gaylantvr4 who helped me acquire said bumpers! A+ seller, would do business again.





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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1240721 posted 12/01/17 12:38 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Update:
In case anyone is ever searching threads for JDM Bumpers and/or brackets Ill throw some info on here.

Removed the front bumper using this .

then I kind of had to wing it with the rear...

Started with taking some picks of all the bolts.

Remove these ones first. Both sides...


And don't forget these.


Now these, hopefully they don't salt roads wherever you hail from.




Now go inside the trunk...
Look in the quarter panel.




Lastly, remove the 4 bots. NOTE the Black brackets with two 17MM bolts.





unfold sides of bumper off the car and pull with your hands under the bumper lip with each hand near where the black brackets were.

Fitted the rear slightly. Gotta add some bolts yet and make it snug everywhere so I can start prepping them.



Exhaust is going to need some work to say the least. I'm not sure if I will keep the angling, although I might do a straighter style since I have a cutout now (:

Edit: JDM bumper bolts right up if supplied with the metal brackets on the inside. I was fortunate enough.
Otherwise home depot that thing.



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Edited by Nebraska (12/01/17 12:51 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1240726 posted 12/01/17 06:53 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Did those lower bolts come out without breaking? So often they are rusted and snap off.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1240728 posted 12/01/17 10:28 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
All bolts that werenít in the trunk snapped on me. My car was a Minnesota car for the first 24 years of its life, I think Iím lucky that the bolts were most of my rust issues



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Edited by Nebraska (12/02/17 10:56 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1240733 posted 12/01/17 02:36 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
hope the hernia from pulling off the US bumpers heals quickly



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1240744 posted 12/02/17 10:55 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I get by



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1240775 posted 12/03/17 08:36 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Using the thread below to help me out, some good info in this how to.
GOOD JDM BUMPER INFO

I was lucky enough to find some bumpers with the metal skeletons inside and brackets but if you don't I think Nate Crisman has good pictures of a home depot bracket he made. Ill start looking..
Nate Crismans Home Depot brackets in this thread. basically do this, slide it in to the bracket holders, open of the trunk and mark your holes with a sharpy, drill and tap. Make sure bumper is straight.
Pictures could be a good reference for DIYer Front brackets, I would be curious to see these DIY brackets on the car and how the bumper would sit. One thing that scared me away from bumpers without brackets.

Also if someone can get the measurments for me (still waiting on front brackets from seller) I can CNC a bunch at work (NEW HURCO, YAY) and stock pile them for you guyz on my favorite forum.



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Edited by Nebraska (12/03/17 08:59 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1240792 posted 12/05/17 02:17 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Started playing with the rear bumper more today, started repairing the brackets too. My rear bracket on one side rusted out.
So I thought would play...

Sand blasted area of rot. It was pretty THIN.




Had to clean it.



I was not happy, and OCD kicked in




Choice fitment for more durability. Now ready to sand blast and paint.

May remake brackets that connect to the side brackets as mine are rusty nubs.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1240898 posted 12/10/17 03:42 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Got the bracket welded and installed. Even had like new bumper clips off my USDM bumper to really get the brackets on!

Update: fitted rear bumper with all bolts except the bottoms of each side( need to make new tabs)

Other than that, bolting the bumper up really pulled it in close to the body and Iím happy with the fitment! Before, there was a gap that worried me but not anymore as itís gone. I can say Iím not a fan of pulling, pushing, and tapping on the bumper to get it into the right places when mounting but in the end I got it.

Check it:







Goodness gracious that exhaust is hideous...



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Edited by Nebraska (12/10/17 03:43 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1240904 posted 12/10/17 09:03 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Looking good man! Glad you got it squared away.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1241166 posted 12/29/17 09:46 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
How to images and specs for bumper brackets coming soon!
Post in here or how to archive??



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1241202 posted 01/02/18 07:10 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
You can post it in the "How To" section.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1241237 posted 01/06/18 01:01 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Gladly. Coming soon to a how to archive near you. Might even make a bunch depending on if anyone wants them.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1241319 posted 01/14/18 11:11 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Update!

Still working on getting a cad screenshots with measurements for the front brackets that the bumper bolts to.

In the meantime Iíve been working on the front bumper, and getting it fitted. Ended up having to shim the brackets to get the bumper arms to align properly because at first one arm always an inch outside of the bracket when the other side was on the bracket. I donít know why this was the case, maybe it was stored funny (on the face) and overtime the urethane ďsettledĒ pulling the arms out???

Now that itís bolted on, I must figure out how to get the sides flushed up when the wheel well and the front top of the bumper snugged up with piece under the headlights...both seem like headaches kind of. Check out my pics.






Iíll be JDM AS F!$& in no time.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1241342 posted 01/16/18 04:40 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Any auto body guys on here have suggestions for fixing/making the front fit better on the sides and in the front middle beneath the headlights??



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1241346 posted 01/16/18 10:04 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
You can cut some hard styrofoam to fit in the bumper channel to provide some bracing in the areas where it is sagging. You can also use a heat gun to try and shape the plastic a bit.

Looks like that bumper has seen better days. Is the factory skeleton all present and still attached to the inside of the bumper?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1241351 posted 01/17/18 11:36 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yes skeletons are present, that's why I'm thinking previous storing methods may have caused the sagging.

I've heard of the heat gun method. Is it pretty effective? I'm willing to try anything.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1241357 posted 01/17/18 02:43 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Looks so much like my galant! I need to adjust my ets intercooler and bumper to fit better too.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1241359 posted 01/17/18 07:16 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Oh funny, do have a blue bumper too? Ill be glad when I never have to mess with fitting again. It was 30* today, at least tomorrow and Friday we will have temps around 45-50*. Intercooler is coming soon, did you have to do any trimming with your bumper for the FMIC? Looks like there is some good space in there without a crash bar present.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1241361 posted 01/18/18 06:38 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
No I have a black rs bumper.



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