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Old 03-27-2001, 06:15 AM
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I know this is probably just nothing, but...

Ok, I was cleaning out my trunk tonight, I removed EVERYTHING, including the sub, the mat cover, the spare tire, and I came across something. I get to that after...

Well I have always noticed that my rear bumer is sagging just a VERY little bit on the left side. There the bumper meets the wheel well, it is slightly off. And the left side is just a tad lower, like where the bumper meets the body, there is a touch larger gap than on the other side. And I looked underneath, and there seem to be clips or something that are not in place.

Anyway, I never thought anything of it because there are 2 original VIN numbers on the bottom of the bumper, so I was mellow and OK until I noticed this:
On the inside of the trunk on the left side, below the tail light, there is some dried putty like stuff. Like that is holding the bumper on or something! I thought it was just dirt and tried to dust-bust (I keep one in my car) it away (There is no vacuum in my house), but noticed it wouldn't move, then touching it and realizing it was some crap gup that had dried up and seemed to be some repair. And there are also some very faint scratches on that side of the bumper also. Probably nothing I can do about it, but I had vent somewhere, and you all are so very consoling.

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