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Old 09-02-2016, 03:14 PM   #1
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2000 Safari 25 bumper repair or replacement

Got clipped at a farmer's market, and my road side bumper was bent out and away from the body--top screw in place, but the bottom was "torn" away from bumper; screw still there....lucky me no body damage!
Need to find way to repair, or even replace.
Are these repairable or is it almost the same to simply replace?
Thanks for you help!
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Old 09-02-2016, 04:40 PM   #2
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You might be able to bend it back sufficiently to be satisfied (depends on if you can find the right body-shop or if you're handy and have a shop-press and/or English wheel, and how picky you are) but the entire bumper kit is available for around $700. Plus tax. Plus shipping.
Any chance of insurance coverage? That'd be my tie-breaker.
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Old 09-02-2016, 04:54 PM   #3
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I bent the bumper on my 2001 Safari 25 when we were leaving home for Canopener 2014. It pulled out both screw holes on the curbside and was bent pretty good about a foot inside the screw holes. I did a field expedient repair to straighten it enough to bolt it back on with washers to continue the trip. I used wood blocks and levered it between a 100 gal. propane tank and a concrete block wall. When I got home I pulled it and took it to a friend with a hydraulic press. He used teflon blocks on the inside and rear of the bumper and pressed out the deformation. He then welded up and re-drilled the mounting holes.

The remaining deformation was only noticeable because I knew it was there.

Beats $700.

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