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Old 11-29-2009, 12:43 AM
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Here is a How To on Removing the Rear Bumper Face.

This is a pretty easy thing to do.





This is what it looks like with the Bumper Face removed. Now time for cleaning.

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Old 11-30-2009, 12:26 AM
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You can actually just remove the two long bolts holding the whole assembly including the alloy beam as one piece. I found it a bit easier that way.

Lots of cleaning ahead for you, but its worth it.

Looking good so far.
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Wasn┤t it fixed there ? If not, someone took it off before ...

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Old 12-01-2009, 08:16 AM
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good point. There were some holes on that area of the bumper face and I might have broken them a bit. i'll post pics of that area sometime.
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Old 12-01-2009, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by ducnine View Post
good point. There were some holes on that area of the bumper face and I might have broken them a bit. i'll post pics of that area sometime.
This part is fixed with rivets ( hope this is the right word ) under the middlepart.

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Old 12-01-2009, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by TL-Register View Post
This part is fixed with rivets ( hope this is the right word ) under the middlepart.
Correct.
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Awe crap! :

All the previous little snipets I read about bumper removal never mentioned this little tid bit!
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Are people saying that the bumper face (rear PU) is rivetted to the reinforcement bar? And therefore the reinforcement bar should also be removed as per Pete's additional instructions above?
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Old 12-02-2009, 05:54 AM
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Originally Posted by boxsey911 View Post
Are people saying that the bumper face (rear PU) is rivetted to the reinforcement bar? And therefore the reinforcement bar should also be removed as per Pete's additional instructions above?
No need for that ! The rivets must be drilled out after removing the rear light middelpart ( carefull without braking the noses ... )

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Old 12-02-2009, 10:40 AM
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Let's assume you have a bone-stock 964 still having those 5 bumper rivets:
1) If you were of a mind to leave them in place, does someone know of a DIY "rivets stay in place" bumper removal thread?

or,
2) You drilled out the 5 rivets' heads for bumper removal. Is there a noticable sloppiness to the bumper upon its "no rivet" reassembly? (Or, any other downside?)
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Originally Posted by elbeee964 View Post
Let's assume you have a bone-stock 964 still having those 5 bumper rivets:
1) If you were of a mind to leave them in place, does someone know of a DIY "rivets stay in place" bumper removal thread?

or,
2) You drilled out the 5 rivets' heads for bumper removal. Is there a noticable sloppiness to the bumper upon its "no rivet" reassembly? (Or, any other downside?)
to 1. : it is impossible without damaging parts! You cant remove the heatshealds to reach the scews of the reinforcementbar.

to 2. : there is no problem to drill them out if you drill slow and keep it cool .
... and no problem replacing the rivets . Tey are standart - available in every carshop with the necessary tool.

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Old 12-28-2009, 04:29 PM
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I always remove my rear bumper with no issues and have never drilled out any of the factory rivets. I see no need to ever drill them out unless you want to get the bumper cover off of the alloy carrier beam. Save your self some time and just leave them intact. Rear bumper removal should take about 15 minutes requiring no power tools or drill bits.
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