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glowingghoul 03-15-2012 06:56 PM

!!!!! 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).

houghcon 03-15-2012 06:59 PM

Buy a new front bumper that's not plastic :) good excuse to anyways

jmb6420 03-15-2012 06:59 PM

Sounds like the perfect excuse to get a new bumper!

krutj 03-15-2012 07:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by glowingghoul (Post 2144231)
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.

jkjeeper06 03-15-2012 07:01 PM

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

Rio 03-15-2012 07:08 PM

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Originally Posted by krutj (Post 2144246)
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.

strider_mt2k 03-15-2012 07:15 PM

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.

Casotakar1229 03-15-2012 07:18 PM

check my thread "one week and two days" SAME exact thing happen to me 2 days ago. everyone said the same thing.

pasteris71 03-15-2012 07:18 PM

Cut the bumper and put on the stubby bumper ends. Only costs $50.

Casotakar1229 03-15-2012 07:20 PM

here you go lol, does it look like mine did?

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/one...ys-146116.html

daggo66 03-15-2012 07:59 PM

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.

4fit 03-15-2012 08:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by strider_mt2k
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.
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y26...1/IMAG0332.jpg

denisbaldwin 03-15-2012 08:19 PM

I hate jerks who did stuff like that. It's a shame.

Rooster454 03-15-2012 09:20 PM

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.

cavsvet74 03-15-2012 09:23 PM

This...
Quote:

Originally Posted by jmb6420 (Post 2144238)
Sounds like the perfect excuse to get a new bumper!


Or this...
Quote:

Originally Posted by strider_mt2k (Post 2144301)
"stubby".

:thumb:

cavsvet74 03-15-2012 09:25 PM

Or this...
Quote:

Originally Posted by daggo66 (Post 2144456)
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.

mjf232 03-15-2012 09:27 PM

Stubby!


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