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Old 06-25-2002, 07:46 AM
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rear bumper glued to 123???

the rubber bumper pad attached to the rear bumper of my 83 240d has been slowly separaring from the bumper. no big deal. yesterday i noticed that the pad had pulled a little farther away from the bumper. looked closely at the situation. the bumper itself is separating from the car on the right side. as near as i can tell the bumper is glued to the telescopic struts that attaches to the car itself. is this indeed the case? how does one reattach the bumper to the strut? damn, i would have thought that the the bumper would have been secured by some type of mechnical fastener. thank you.

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Old 06-25-2002, 08:21 AM
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From your description, it sounds as though you have the struts with a rectangular rubber pad about 15 mm thick at the rear of the strut. The pads normally slide into a channel created by two cast in "angle brackets" on the bumper itself. A lot of the cars I have seen, including mine, have the bottom angle broken off, presumably from a prior hit. The easy fix is to reattach the rubber pad to the bumper with some silicone adhesive, but I doubt the bumper will retain its full 5 mph functionality that way. A new bumper is a $1,000 or more, so the adhesive suited me just fine.
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Old 06-25-2002, 10:17 AM
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vince, indeed i do have the pad. mine i believe is starting to suffer 'dry rot'. i should have spent more time looking at the situation before i posted. maybe a solution for my problem is to remove the strut from the car. remove the pad. and have a metal plate welded in place of the pad. then i can attach the bumper by drilling it and the plate and bolting it securely. this is a fine running machine with loose steering. but it is nowhere near concors. thank you, sir.
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Old 06-25-2002, 04:40 PM
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bumper glue failure
happened to mine. used coat hangers at the corners - thread through between the bumper and the rubber, around the bumper to conveniently placed holes attached to the body. does the job and does not look too bad until can find some type of super glue to use on the inside or some other method (drilling though bumper so to bolt onto the bumper mounting struts??)
realize the above jury rig is not the greatest but at least am confident i won't see the whole bumper falling off on the highway behind me
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Old 06-27-2002, 02:49 PM
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Every time I'd go over a bump I looked in my Rear View mirror expecting to see my bumper on the road !

But, I did the same thing as 84300DT ~ sort of. I manipulated the coat hanger through the two holes on the inside of the bumper where the fastener was once bolted/welded. Then with much force, pulled the bumper as close to the body as possible. Then used the little "U" welded to the underside of the trunk as the dock for the hanger. No visible hanger rigging that way

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Old 02-20-2013, 09:22 PM
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Sorry to dig up an old thread but...

Does anyone have a new fix for a detached bumper? The rubber bad on the end of one of the shocks cracked in half on mine. I haven't been able to find a replacement for that pad.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated!
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:11 PM
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Have you tried drilling a hole through the rubber pad and into the metal plates so that you can stick a bolt through them to hold all together. Use a 7/16' or half inch.

rubber mounts are nice but not essential.

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