New to forum, been driving my '99 Tacoma for 170,000+ miles and love it. Unfortunately, got rear-ended on the way home from work. The only thing I can see that got damaged were the two brackets that hold the rear bumper on. They were both bent down about an inch or so, with no other damage that I could find. So I take it that's pretty much their job here. They "crumple" or bend down on impact to absorb the bump.
So my question to you guys is, how hard is it to remove the bumper and install new brackets? It just looks like if I can break those nuts loose, it's a pretty straight-forward job.
Disclaimer: Yes, I am insured, but no one was hurt, damage minimal, so I really don't want to report it to my insurance company and risk getting nailed for something that's not my fault.
Been wanting to mount a "trailer" hitch to the Tacoma anyways, so I can mount a bike rack to transport my bikes. Been holding off cuz I didn't know how hard a job it would be to remove the bumper to mount the "trailer" hitch. Guess I'll do it now. Any advice much appreciated.