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? about rear bumper removal

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Gorilla_97, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. Feb 23, 2009 at 8:21 AM
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    Gorilla_97

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    Sorry, I don't have time to search all day so I'm looking for a quick reply.

    I have a chrome rear bumper that I previously covered with the rolled on bedliner stuff. I didn't do a very good job on the prep work, and I've had a couple of spots come off that I want to repaint the entire bumper.

    Does the chrome bumper cover come off separate from the rest of the bumper, or do I need to remove the entire thing from my truck?

    Thanks!
     
  2. May 4, 2009 at 8:39 AM
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    mws4ua

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    Bumpin' Gorilla's post for some info for myself. I may need to remove my rear bumper soon and I'm not sure how to do it. Any help would be much appreciated.
     
  3. May 4, 2009 at 8:52 AM
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  4. May 4, 2009 at 9:03 AM
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    mws4ua I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    Fantastic, thanks!
     
  5. May 4, 2009 at 9:10 AM
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    There are either two or three bolts per frame rail. The whole bumper is attached to the trailer hitch too.
     
  6. May 4, 2009 at 9:19 AM
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    mws4ua

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    I'm looking through the removal steps now... this is more of a PITA than I thought it would be.

    John, are you saying that it could be as easy as 2-3 bolts per frame rail plus the hitch connections and lighting connections? The instructions posted above seem to want me to take of EVERYTHING (including the bumper covers, which is unnecessary for me unless there are bolts underneath them). I'm also starting to get the impression that the instructions are for removing the entire assembly, not just the part you see.
     
  7. May 4, 2009 at 11:26 AM
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    If you look on that PDF, the first image lists 6 bolts, the image under that lists 10 (5 per side). That would remove the entire assembly and make it easier to work with.

    It's a heavy sumbitch either way.
     
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