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Old 03-15-2012, 06:56 PM   #1
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!!!!! Parking lot hit and run!!!!

Some a**hole hit the corner of my front bumper of my 2012 Rubicon and put a big dent into the plastic. It looks like it's a hollow plastic box, so I think I'll drill a hole in the back and try to push it out.

However, if that doesn't work, what's involved in changing out the plastic cover? I have fogs and tow hooks.

Oh well, I guess it's the "best" kind of parking lot damage you can get (better than damage to the sheetmetal).

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Old 03-15-2012, 06:59 PM   #2
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Buy a new front bumper that's not plastic good excuse to anyways

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Old 03-15-2012, 06:59 PM   #3
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Sounds like the perfect excuse to get a new bumper!
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:01 PM   #4
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Some a**hole hit the corner of my front bumper of my 2012 Rubicon and put a big dent into the plastic. It looks like it's a hollow plastic box, so I think I'll drill a hole in the back and try to push it out.

However, if that doesn't work, what's involved in changing out the plastic cover? I have fogs and tow hooks.

Oh well, I guess it's the "best" kind of parking lot damage you can get (better than damage to the sheetmetal).
Warm the plastic with a heat gun or blow dryer, it'll help.
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:01 PM   #5
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If you drill a hole in the back and use a Wooden dowel, you can heat up the plastic with a heat gun and it'll come out perfect with no creases
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:08 PM   #6
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Warm the plastic with a heat gun or blow dryer, it'll help.
X2 and take a mallet or dowel and gently persuade the plastic to reform.
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:15 PM   #7
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I got one word for ya.

-and that word is "stubby".

My kit arrived last week and I'm doing it in another couple of weeks. I can hardly wait.
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:18 PM   #8
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check my thread "one week and two days" SAME exact thing happen to me 2 days ago. everyone said the same thing.
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:18 PM   #9
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Cut the bumper and put on the stubby bumper ends. Only costs $50.
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:20 PM   #10
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here you go lol, does it look like mine did?

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/one...ys-146116.html
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If you want to repair it, don't drill a hole in it. Take the entire bumper off. Remove the plastic cover and simply push it out.
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:13 PM   #12
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I got one word for ya.

-and that word is "stubby".

My kit arrived last week and I'm doing it in another couple of weeks. I can hardly wait.
^^this. My kit even came with a rabid attack hamster.
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I hate jerks who did stuff like that. It's a shame.
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:20 PM   #14
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I know that feeling. Some idiot hit my 4runner a couple months ago and knocked my bumper offline. They hopefully got the worst of it as my trailer hitch and ball had a good amount of fluid on it and there was a little puddle on the ground behind my car. I tried to follow the trail of fluid, but lost it after about 100'

If you can't get your bumper back the way you want it to and want to get a new stock bumper let me know, I'll sell you mine for cheap. I have a brand new '12 jkur and am supposed to receive my new bumper tomorrow and am going to sell the stock one and the beam if you need it. Shoot me a PM if you're interested and we'll work it out.
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Sounds like the perfect excuse to get a new bumper!

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"stubby".
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If you want to repair it, don't drill a hole in it. Take the entire bumper off. Remove the plastic cover and simply push it out.
...if you want to keep the stock bumper.
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:27 PM   #17
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