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Rear bumper bracket, Rear Sway bar information

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Rear bumper bracket, Rear Sway bar information

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Noticed left side of rear bumper was sagging an inch or two. Yanked it up but I think it drops again when going over a bump in the road.

I see some sort of bracket probably going into a square beam by the tail pipe. Maybe has one vertical bolt visible.

What do I need ? An exploded diagram would help. Is this a junkyard part they can pull for me, or is it sill available new?
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Re: rear bumper sagging - info on bracket?

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You need some mounting brackets. When you remove the bumper, the existing brackets will appear like my favorite Greek pastry, baklava -- flaky layers of rusted metal. They were available at least a few years ago. About $20/pop if I recall correctly. A PITA, but not particularly difficult DIY. I spray painted the replacements with some rattle can rustoleum before installing them. Who knows if it helped.
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Re: rear bumper sagging - info on bracket?

Post by Goupil »

Replacing the brackets isn't that hard of a job, as long as you don't live north of the rust belt :?

They're around 20$ a piece, I think most junkyards ones will be rusted anyway.

Here's mine, and those are far from the worst I've seen :mrgreen:
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I remember Robert saying he modded his new brackets by making a small "gutter" with a dremel: they rust because of a bad design, water get stuck inside.
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Re: rear bumper sagging - info on bracket?

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Positively pristine compared to the ones my brother and I replaced.
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My used ones are still for sale, see picture in this thread down a bit

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How do I remove the bumper - anything other than that big vertical bolt I see? Looks awfully rusted too - does it tend to break or soak it in rust-cutter lube first? I realy need to see a diagram before I am willing to starting wrenching.

So probabably an online parts store part?
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I have a rust free pair complete with hardware. We don't know what rust is here. Yours for cost of postage. That is unless you already made a deal with Abscate.

OOps, I may have spoken too soon. These came off of a V70. Check for compatibility with an 850.

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Re: rear bumper sagging - info on bracket?

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850forum wrote: Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:51 pm How do I remove the bumper -
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Re: rear bumper sagging - info on bracket?

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This may be for naught... today the sway bar broke & was dragging on the ground. Left it at the shop so they may as well do the bumper. Its raining anyway.
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Re: rear bumper sagging - info on bracket?

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850forum wrote: Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:51 pm How do I remove the bumper - anything other than that big vertical bolt I see? Looks awfully rusted too - does it tend to break or soak it in rust-cutter lube first? I realy need to see a diagram before I am willing to starting wrenching.

So probabably an online parts store part?
Two vertical bolts and also drilling Out fender rivets.

You do want to try get some PB Blaster up on top of the bolt ends where they thread in, and an impact is good on these, too.

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