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Is your rear bumper floppy?

This is a discussion on Is your rear bumper floppy? within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I was waxing the batmobile today and i noticed that my bumper is really REALLY floppy in the middle; from ...

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    Question Is your rear bumper floppy?

    I was waxing the batmobile today and i noticed that my bumper is really REALLY floppy in the middle; from the liscencse plate out toward the exhaust ports. I'm wondering if i'm missing a brace or that's just "how they are"


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    there are clips that hold the bumper on the bottom. Mine was kinda loose and I noticed that some of the clips weren't snapped in. I know there are two in the center under the plate and one under each exhaust pipe.
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    there are 3 clips that are basically pushpins. Behind the bumper is a plastic honeycomb plastic support. Most likely it's just the pins are missing

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    thanks, guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redphoenix1998 View Post
    there are 3 clips that are basically pushpins. Behind the bumper is a plastic honeycomb plastic support. Most likely it's just the pins are missing
    It's not uncommon for those clips to wear out and break over time so you've just got to get under there and look but to answer your question, no, it should not be that loose.

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    haha you got a saggy ass!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    hush, you.
    You know that shit was funny.

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    if you guys want i can show you a mod that i did, i took a sheet of aluminum and made a pan that screws into the very edge of the bumper (underneath) and then using shorty meatal screws i screwed the other end into the heat shield of the gas tank. makes the bumper straght and no flapping it also looks good and lets the air out from under the car smoother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F-Bomb View Post
    if you guys want i can show you a mod that i did, i took a sheet of aluminum and made a pan that screws into the very edge of the bumper (underneath) and then using shorty meatal screws i screwed the other end into the heat shield of the gas tank. makes the bumper straght and no flapping it also looks good and lets the air out from under the car smoother.

    I'd like to see that. Any pics?

    Thanks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nytmare View Post
    I'd like to see that. Any pics?

    Thanks...
    it was not hard to make i belive it was 24 x 28 i gave a 1 inch lipto attach to the rear bumper and no it dont rattle! use a cardboard template with corogation use the coro fluts to find the bend point you need on the template.
    Last edited by F-Bomb; 10-05-2006 at 11:30 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F-Bomb View Post
    it was not hard to make i belive it was 24 x 28 i gave a 1 inch lipto attach to the rear bumper and no it dont rattle! use a cardboard template with corogation use the coro fluts to find the bend point you need on the template.

    Thanks for the pic... that's pretty cool. But... what the hell do you scrape on!

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    I should show you a pic of my rear. My exhaust tips are dented and jacked up from my damn driveway.

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    well i bought it that way and the culprete for that in the past was wrecker trucks assssssss hoooooolllllllleeeeeesssss oh and then they try to charge you after they jack up your car. i told the guy i wasnt going to pay him, that only works when your bigger than they are though!

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    Mine Is like that; It wasn't like that before but I bottomed out racing; before I knew there was a huge ditch in the road; and now its loose; but yeah Its rather simple to fix.

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    ha you guys answered a question I had about my own car... i went out right now and took a look.. sure enough.. all but 1 of the 4 pin/clips are off.. time to go to the dealer for some of those.. plus 2 headlight motors.. plus 2 window motors... plus window motors for the GTP...

    time to just fork over the dough i guess...

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    Yeah, i found my problem: my pins were there, just not holding the bumper. Some retard must have put the pins in first, not really thinking they did anything then put the bumper on. Reminds me of someone's avatar here: it says "GM quality control" and the GM logo is upside-down

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