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Old 04-23-2008, 03:25 PM
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Question Remove front bumper fascia?

Has anyone removed their front bumper fascia, or simply put, removed the plastic bumper trim that goes over the real steel bumper underneath? Is it terribly difficult to take off or put back on? I can't find any threads with directions or more info on this site, or elsewhere for that matter.

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im going to be doing this over the weekend so i will post up some pics then. I have some sftermarket tow loops that i want to find a way to install.
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It can be done, however the bumper is molded as one piece with the grill so in order to remove one and not the other say to replace the bumper with another you would have to cut them in two then reconstruct a lower mount for the grill.
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My goal is actually to expose enough of the steel bumper to drill two holes down through (one on driver side, one on passenger) so that I may put a couple of eyebolts down through. These eyebolts will then be pointing down and visible through the front spoiler thingy so that I may tie off my kayaks and canoe. I think this sounds like the cheapest and simplest solution for us FD I folks. Are there any available posts or people who have done this (remove the bumper cover) that can offer their opinion on the relative difficulty level??
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Here is a link to a pdf file showing how to remove the front facia:

http://www.jeepmk.com/forum/attachme...ia-removal.pdf

quiff69, has done something similar to what your talking about and I do not recall him saying he removed his front facia to do it. But I could be wrong. You can read his post here:

http://www.jeeppatriot.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4388


*I would have attached it here but the file is too large according to JeepPatriot.com rules.
*Please ensure if you try to download the pdf from JeepMK you must sign up. Like all standard forums you must read the email and click the included link to validate your email address.

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I can't get access to the jeepmk pdf, even after joining...
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Do you have adobe reader installed? It did open fine for me. http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html
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Jeep MK.com problems

No, something's wrong at Jeepmk.com.
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I'm just a member, no special talents or anything. Do you have the same user name over there? Did you get the confirmation email that's used to keep out spammers and reply to it? I can contact Admin if you like.
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I am getting this message and cannot access this pdf on jeepmk. Gramps or JeepJim can you help me out before I pull out what is left of my hair?

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I'll contact Jim and let him know. Make sure to check your "Bulk" mail if that is set up. There is an email that you have to respond to. Also, I did a dumb thing just starting out over there. I did a bookmark to the sign in page and that just kept coming back up everytime I signed in. Try clicking on "HOME" and see what happens.

However, I didn't see either of you guys listed as members, if your using the same names. Like I said, I have NO control over there but I'll contact Admin.

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According to the service manual, if you undo the screws around the fenderwells and the screws at the top you will be home free.
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you have to read the email that is sent after joining... to verify email address during sign up... pretty standard for forums...

psaulesl problem is fixed... he apparrently either never got the email or it went straight to his junk mail being that the email was is produced from a script (automatically).

I would have posted the PDF here but the file is too large to attach.

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My goal is actually to expose enough of the steel bumper to drill two holes down through (one on driver side, one on passenger) so that I may put a couple of eyebolts down through. These eyebolts will then be pointing down and visible through the front spoiler thingy so that I may tie off my kayaks and canoe. I think this sounds like the cheapest and simplest solution for us FD I folks. Are there any available posts or people who have done this (remove the bumper cover) that can offer their opinion on the relative difficulty level??
Hey Gluestick,
Sorry, I've been away. For the eyebolts I put on, don't need to remove the bumper at all, just drill directly through the top and into the steel. The actual steel bumper is in a C shape, (at least the back portion) I drilled through the plastic and through both horizontal steel sections of the bumper. I used the biggest eye bolts I could get from home depot, with a washer and nut on the bottom and one on the top side of the plastic, tightening them both to clamp them down. Using lock washers on the bottom helped somewhat to prevent the plastic from distorting. With a bit of contortionism, you can fit your hand up under the bumper to attach the bottom nut, lock washer and washer.
The holes were drilled 2 inches out from the front of the grill, that seemed about center on the steel bumper, with one either side, about center of the outside grill holes.
With this setup, I've carried two canoes several hundreds of kilometers with no problem at all.
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Before you go through all that trouble, if you just want to tie your Kayak down, check out these simple to install tie down straps...


http://www.merrimackcanoes.com/accessories.html
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