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48-50 front bumper adjustment
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H.E.PennyPackard
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Hello All,

My front bumper seems to be a bit crooked, the passenger side end makes contact with the fender when I hit a bump causing a loud bang in and out of the car. It was actually a relief discovering this was the sound and not a suspension part! In looking at the mounts and hardware there though, everything seems a bit solid and I'm not sure how to adjust it really (Bend things? Spacers/shims?). I also see pictures of other cars where it's similarly angled up, as if the lower part is smiling a bit, and other cars where it's angled down, as if the bumper is hanging from the middle. Is it an easy thing to adjust?

Thanks!

Posted on: 2020/5/26 19:41
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Re: 48-50 front bumper adjustment
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Steve
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Not to say you're wrong, If the car has a front stabilizer a loud noise can be generated when you hit highs and lows in the road. Check the stabilizer bushings too.

Posted on: 2020/5/26 20:19
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Jim in Boone
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It has been too many years since I was young and played with auto bodywork, but from memory I think the bolt holes on the bumper brackets were oversized to allow for some adjustment, that should work unless the bracket has become bent over the years. Probably take several folks to hold bumper in correct place while another tightens the bolts.

Posted on: 2020/5/27 4:53
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H.E.PennyPackard
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Ok great, definitely something I'll get to with some help and maybe a jack! I've assured it's the bumper, knocking it with the hand upward it makes clear contact. Something at some point happened on the passenger side of the car, likely it was swiped or ran along a wall, there's some scraping along the trim and the front fender isn't quite straight. Luckily no other damage or serious issues but I bet that's when the bumper got out of its place.

Posted on: 2020/5/27 19:32
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