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VT/VX - Front bumper gaps - tab/clips broken - Repair ideas/fixes?

Discussion in 'VT - VX Holden Commodore (1997 - 2002)' started by JustVT.Tings, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. JustVT.Tings

    JustVT.Tings New Member

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    So after years of reading forums from here I finally joined justcommodores as a member and wish i made the choice to be years ago

    Anyway as the title briefly describes what can be done to Repair/Fix/Replace/Modify the Front bumper bar to get it mounted and sitting flush at the section below each headlight where they meet the front quarter panels?

    Reason I ask is because...................
    I got my VT’s front bumper caught on a curb the other day and pulled the bumper almost off completely. In the process I seemed to have snapped off the tabs on the front bar itself. I searched the forums and couldn’t find much info on any ways to possibly fix this issue without having to get a new bumper? (Picture below)

    Any ideas, fixes, advice would be appreciated...........Cheers in advance
     
  2. uniacidz

    uniacidz Harden the Frak Up

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    No pics
     
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    i'd be saying replace, and when you do so use new clips and don't forget to put bolts under the number plate area. this area holds a fair bit of the weight.
     
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    Sorry hopefully picture sends now. But that would ultimately be the easiest and best option mpower did notice today that there is a metal bracket under the from bumper but had no screws in it.
     

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    you have to pull it off to see what needs doing. might have just come unclipped. these things can be a pita to line up which is why so many you see will droop or not line up.
     
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    Dayvo Because i can

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    Had same problem with my vx . They are a PITA to fix . The clips snap off and are just about impossible to glue back on as the glue won't stick due to the type of plastic the bar is made from .
     

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