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Old 10-02-08, 01:15 PM   #1
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Smile Remove front bumper

Has anyone ever removed the front bumper on a C4 (1989) corvette? Looking for some steps to follow and any GOTCHAS to look out for.
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Old 10-02-08, 11:07 PM   #2
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Cool Bumper Removal

I've had my 87 on and off several times. The most important thing to do is spray down the nuts on the inner part of the bumper where it meets the hood. It is tricky to get it off because of the plastic honeycomb impact bumper behind the bumper. It's not difficult to get off, but it is another story getting it back on or a new one. If you need a hand, feel free to pm or call at 215-778-4722, vince. I also have the GM shop manuals for our cars.
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Old 10-03-08, 06:54 AM   #3
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A friend of mine had the bumper on his 88 removed by a little old lady(81 yrs old) in a old Dodge Dart a few years ago.
She put it in RVERSE instead of DRIVE, hit the gas and PRESTO no front bumper.
Her excuse was that his car was to low to be seen in the mirror.
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Old 10-03-08, 10:40 AM   #4
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A friend of mine had the bumper on his 88 removed by a little old lady(81 yrs old) in a old Dodge Dart a few years ago.
She put it in RVERSE instead of DRIVE, hit the gas and PRESTO no front bumper.
Her excuse was that his car was to low to be seen in the mirror.
This is not the recommended way to remove the bumper!
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Old 10-03-08, 12:03 PM   #5
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This is not the recommended way to remove the bumper!
Not the recommended but definitely the quickest!!!
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Old 10-03-08, 01:37 PM   #6
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It would be nice to put it back on in one piece! Just in case, do you have the number of the old lady?
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