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Old 06-26-2010, 12:59 PM   #1
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lod rear bumper install ?

I just received my rear bumper from lod. It looks like i need to drop the gas tank to install the plates (2) that the bumper bolts to thur the rear frame. Any help or pics would be appreciative, Thanks Jim

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Check out the Rokman web site. They have a video on dropping the gas tank. Two points: make sure your tank is almost empty, and if so equiped those little plastic clips are a PITA to remove without breaking.

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Old 06-26-2010, 02:38 PM   #3
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i have a rear bumper from lod and there is no need to drop the gas tank. here is a wright up on how to install

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I used the tip from the site that Jma20a posted.

Bumper Installation Tip
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Take a rope (ski-rope) and cut it to about 4 feet. Thread it thru the hole in the bumper and cross member. Then put the top nut on the plate on it by sliding it on the rope. Tie a knot behind the plate/nuts. Guide it behind the cross member with fingers and then pull the rope snug and…WHACK, right in place and you can put the bottom nut in quite easily. Hand tighten that baby and then put the top one in after pulling the rope out.
The knot holds the plate against the inside of the cross member right at the top hole.

It made it to where I did not have to drop the gas tank. If your hands are small enough, you shouldn't have any trouble doing it that way. Good Luck
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Well thanks for the help guys. But i fought with those plates for an hour with no success. So i lowered the tank and had the bumper bolted in, in 15 mins.
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Re:lod rear bumper install ?

same problem here looking for answers that's why I needed to post a reply so that when someone answer your post i will receive an email too. thanks for posting about this bumper thing, it really giving me headache
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Maybe the above posts will contain the help you need.
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rope trick

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I used the tip from the site that Jma20a posted.

Bumper Installation Tip
By John Schweitzer
Take a rope (ski-rope) and cut it to about 4 feet. Thread it thru the hole in the bumper and cross member. Then put the top nut on the plate on it by sliding it on the rope. Tie a knot behind the plate/nuts. Guide it behind the cross member with fingers and then pull the rope snug and…WHACK, right in place and you can put the bottom nut in quite easily. Hand tighten that baby and then put the top one in after pulling the rope out.
The knot holds the plate against the inside of the cross member right at the top hole.

It made it to where I did not have to drop the gas tank. If your hands are small enough, you shouldn't have any trouble doing it that way. Good Luck
Thanks ZPRATT4. Your suggestion of using rope got me to thinking. With the Rockhard bumper, the bolts go thru the plate then the crossmember. I fished the rope thru the crossmember from the outside, then pulled a couple feet down and fed it thru the plate and butted the end of the rope to the end of the bolt. Now I wrapped duct tape around the two ends to make th bolt an extension of the rope and pulled everything back into place. Took maybe 5 minutes, after at least an hour of getting nothing accomplished. your rope idea is what got me thinking , and I appreciate it. Joel
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I used the tip from the site that Jma20a posted.

Bumper Installation Tip
By John Schweitzer
Take a rope (ski-rope) and cut it to about 4 feet. Thread it thru the hole in the bumper and cross member. Then put the top nut on the plate on it by sliding it on the rope. Tie a knot behind the plate/nuts. Guide it behind the cross member with fingers and then pull the rope snug and…WHACK, right in place and you can put the bottom nut in quite easily. Hand tighten that baby and then put the top one in after pulling the rope out.
The knot holds the plate against the inside of the cross member right at the top hole.

It made it to where I did not have to drop the gas tank. If your hands are small enough, you shouldn't have any trouble doing it that way. Good Luck
I know this is an old thread but I had the same problem of getting the drivers side bolts in. I just read this thread, tried the rope gimmick and it worked like a champ..... Ingenious!! Thank you!

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