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Offline drock87

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Ugh! Tapped something; bumper pushed in.
« on: December 03, 2012, 12:06:46 PM »
Hey everyone.  So last night I wasn't paying attention and kind of love tapped another car. I pushed in the driver side of my bumper about an inch. Just enough that it caused my foglight to fall off.  Is this an easy fix or would a body shop have to repair?  I'll post pics soon.
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Offline BenM

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Re: Ugh! Tapped something; bumper pushed in.
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2012, 01:09:37 PM »
See if you can get a picture underneath of the brackets and back of the bumper. If you're lucky you just need brackets, unfortunately many Eagles suffer galvanic corrosion where the bumper and bracket meet.

The Eagle bracket is like the Concord/Hornet/Spirit bracket except it has a solid spacer where the others had the low-speed shock absorbers.
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Re: Ugh! Tapped something; bumper pushed in.
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2012, 01:51:26 PM »
Ok I'll get pics when I get home from work. I didn't drive it today because I didn't have time to disconnect my dangling fog light.
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1985 AMC Eagle Sportwagon

I like to to tell people my Eagle is like a Ferrari. It's quirky, tempermental, border-line exotic, and something you don't see everyday.  See? Makes perfect sense....

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Re: Ugh! Tapped something; bumper pushed in.
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2012, 01:08:27 AM »
This is why I pack zipties!
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Re: Ugh! Tapped something; bumper pushed in.
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2013, 12:11:55 AM »
Did you ever get those pics?
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Offline captspillane

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Re: Ugh! Tapped something; bumper pushed in.
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2013, 12:07:24 PM »
This is an old thread. Drock87 crashed his Eagle recently. I've got it at my garage now repairing the damage. Actually the bumper mount in question just got cut off with my sawzaw and there isn't much left of the foglight.

The good news is that it is back to being able to move under it's own power. In a month or so I'll be posting before and after pictures of the repairs.
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-1980 Eagle Station Wagon 258 Auto Fuel-injected with GM TBI

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-1981 Kammback 2.5L Iron Duke T5

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-1982 SX4- 401 NV3550
-1983 SX4- 4.5 MPI NSG370 (6 Speed)

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-1985 SW- 4.0 MPI AX15
-1982 SX4- 4.0 AW4
-1981 SX4- SD33T NV4500 (Turbodiesel 5 speed)

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Re: Ugh! Tapped something; bumper pushed in.
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2013, 12:48:05 PM »
This is an old thread. Drock87 crashed his Eagle recently. I've got it at my garage now repairing the damage. Actually the bumper mount in question just got cut off with my sawzaw and there isn't much left of the foglight.

The good news is that it is back to being able to move under it's own power. In a month or so I'll be posting before and after pictures of the repairs.

Glad to hear you are getting it mobile again..

 

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