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Old 05-17-2015, 11:23 AM   #1
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Rear Bumper repair AS International

I backed into something and hit the end of the bumper and it put a crease in about a foot from the end. How can i fix this? Should i remove the bumper and try to straighten it out with a rubber mallet? Or should i just take it to the dealer.

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Old 05-17-2015, 12:29 PM   #2
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I did something similar, hung the bumper end on a post in my driveway. A mallet won't do it. A friend and I straightened it with a couple of deformable blocks in a small hydraulic press. The bumper comes off with two screws into the frame on each side. Pull it and take it to a body shop if you don't have access to a small press.

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Old 05-17-2015, 01:53 PM   #3
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Easy to take off as Al mentioned, a good body shop or metalworking shop should be able to get it straightened out pretty good. If that's not good enough you can buy a new one fairly easily. Easy off easy on.
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Old 05-18-2015, 02:09 PM   #4
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The bumper is easily detached - I decided in my case to order in a new one and bolt it on.
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Old 05-18-2015, 03:14 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone great ideas. Any idea on the cost of a new bumper and where to order it?

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Old 05-18-2015, 03:37 PM   #6
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Mine was damaged when I bought the AS. It looked almost twisted as the original owner got something caught underneath and pulled the bottom out. We beat mine to death and it looks pretty good but before that I took it to a body shop and he said he could not fix it if it was removed from the vehicle because it was aluminum. So, that is what led to me trying to fix it. I will post a pic when I find it.
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I recall the cost being around $250 (including the shipping).
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Same thing for me by the PO. Easy to remove and repair if you are handy with a 3 lb sledge and a hydraulic press. If not, a good mechanic should be able to fix it in less than 30 minutes.
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Update: I ended up taking the bumper to a auto body shop and they did a great job getting it straight Cost $100 dropped it off in the morning and picked it up in the afternoon.

Thank you everyone for your help and ideas.
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