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Old 06-30-2001, 06:38 AM
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Location: Mission Hills in the City of San Diego
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Well I was able to re-align the rear bumper today. Now it is perfect! The problem was that the guide rails were not screwed in in the full upright position (Some work must have been done to my car by PO, but bumper is original.).
Look in the pic below, You can see how the screw holes are slightly rectangular (kind of like an oval) so there is room for bumper height adjustment. Well it was set on the lowest seeting on the driver's side, and the mid setting on the passenger side. I loosened both and moved them up all the way.

Now here is a pic of the perfectly aligned rear bumper! I only wish I had taken a Before pic too to show the difference!! ARGHH!

Here are some pix of the car without it's bumper.

This pic of my rear bumper, shows both VIN stickers on it, leading me to the conclusion that the bumper and paint are original, but why would someone have removed it in the past?? Thought provoking...

And this.... what is this? It was on the rear passenger side all the way back behind the rear bumper... it's a grill of some sort... but I'm not sure what it's for... anyone?

Oh I almost forgot, I figured out why my front bumper is loose! All of the screws and guide rails are perfect. But the tough styrofoam(??) padding material seems to have shrunk over time. It doesn't fit tightly in place in the bumper, thus there is some play when the bumper is pushed! I am sure this padding is cheap, does anyone know if it can be purchased separately? Argh, I should have gotten part numbers while I had it out!!

[Edited by David C Klasse on 06-30-2001 at 06:41 AM]
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