†††GalantVR4.org The Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 Forum
Galant VR-4 Forums » Galant VR-4 » General VR4 Discussions » RAVE: Finally got my JDM bumpers
Previous thread Next thread

RAVE: Finally got my JDM bumpers


Nebraska
Member
1099/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1240545 posted 11/20/17 11:19 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Too excited! I plan on making a this thread similar to my Evo 9 BBS restoration . I noticed when searching for information, it was all there, but NOT all in the same place.

If you can find it link it up, but Iíll still do it anyway.

I have not done any body work in my life so maybe this will be fun.
Shout out to gaylantvr4 who helped me acquire said bumpers! A+ seller, would do business again.





1099/2000 Summit white
"Do it once, Do it right."

Posts: 102 | From: Lincoln, NE | Member Since: 04/09/15 | IP: (76.84.215.80) | Report this post to a Moderator

Nebraska
Member
1099/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1240721 posted 12/01/17 12:38 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Update:
In case anyone is ever searching threads for JDM Bumpers and/or brackets Ill throw some info on here.

Removed the front bumper using this .

then I kind of had to wing it with the rear...

Started with taking some picks of all the bolts.

Remove these ones first. Both sides...


And don't forget these.


Now these, hopefully they don't salt roads wherever you hail from.




Now go inside the trunk...
Look in the quarter panel.




Lastly, remove the 4 bots. NOTE the Black brackets with two 17MM bolts.





unfold sides of bumper off the car and pull with your hands under the bumper lip with each hand near where the black brackets were.

Fitted the rear slightly. Gotta add some bolts yet and make it snug everywhere so I can start prepping them.



Exhaust is going to need some work to say the least. I'm not sure if I will keep the angling, although I might do a straighter style since I have a cutout now (:

Edit: JDM bumper bolts right up if supplied with the metal brackets on the inside. I was fortunate enough.
Otherwise home depot that thing.



1099/2000 Summit white
"Do it once, Do it right."


Edited by Nebraska (12/01/17 12:51 AM)

Posts: 102 | From: Lincoln, NE | Member Since: 04/09/15 | IP: (76.84.215.80) | Report this post to a Moderator

iceman69510
Turn Right Racing
855/2000
828/1000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1240726 posted 12/01/17 06:53 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Did those lower bolts come out without breaking? So often they are rusted and snap off.



91 VR4 855 Nile Black
92 VR4 828 Belize Green-Daily driver status
91 VR4 115 Nile Black -SOLD

Posts: 10437 | From: Michigan | Member Since: 03/05/01 | IP: (205.144.100.200) | Report this post to a Moderator

Nebraska
Member
1099/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1240728 posted 12/01/17 10:28 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
All bolts that werenít in the trunk snapped on me. My car was a Minnesota car for the first 24 years of its life, I think Iím lucky that the bolts were most of my rust issues



1099/2000 Summit white
"Do it once, Do it right."


Edited by Nebraska (12/02/17 10:56 AM)

Posts: 102 | From: Lincoln, NE | Member Since: 04/09/15 | IP: (76.84.215.80) | Report this post to a Moderator

slugsgomoo
god hates stupid people
461/1000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1240733 posted 12/01/17 02:36 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
hope the hernia from pulling off the US bumpers heals quickly



-andrew
{witty signature}
#461 Kensington Grey - 2.0L/T67/etc
2015 Triumph Tiger 800 XCx
2014 Ford Focus ST

Posts: 3587 | From: Bremerton, WA | Member Since: 10/16/03 | IP: (160.202.136.10) | Report this post to a Moderator

Nebraska
Member
1099/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1240744 posted 12/02/17 10:55 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I get by



1099/2000 Summit white
"Do it once, Do it right."

Posts: 102 | From: Lincoln, NE | Member Since: 04/09/15 | IP: (76.84.215.80) | Report this post to a Moderator

Nebraska
Member
1099/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1240775 posted 12/03/17 08:36 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Using the thread below to help me out, some good info in this how to.
GOOD JDM BUMPER INFO

I was lucky enough to find some bumpers with the metal skeletons inside and brackets but if you don't I think Nate Crisman has good pictures of a home depot bracket he made. Ill start looking..
Nate Crismans Home Depot brackets in this thread. basically do this, slide it in to the bracket holders, open of the trunk and mark your holes with a sharpy, drill and tap. Make sure bumper is straight.
Pictures could be a good reference for DIYer Front brackets, I would be curious to see these DIY brackets on the car and how the bumper would sit. One thing that scared me away from bumpers without brackets.

Also if someone can get the measurments for me (still waiting on front brackets from seller) I can CNC a bunch at work (NEW HURCO, YAY) and stock pile them for you guyz on my favorite forum.



1099/2000 Summit white
"Do it once, Do it right."


Edited by Nebraska (12/03/17 08:59 PM)

Posts: 102 | From: Lincoln, NE | Member Since: 04/09/15 | IP: (40.131.128.248) | Report this post to a Moderator

Nebraska
Member
1099/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1240792 posted 12/05/17 02:17 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Started playing with the rear bumper more today, started repairing the brackets too. My rear bracket on one side rusted out.
So I thought would play...

Sand blasted area of rot. It was pretty THIN.




Had to clean it.



I was not happy, and OCD kicked in




Choice fitment for more durability. Now ready to sand blast and paint.

May remake brackets that connect to the side brackets as mine are rusty nubs.



1099/2000 Summit white
"Do it once, Do it right."

Posts: 102 | From: Lincoln, NE | Member Since: 04/09/15 | IP: (40.131.128.248) | Report this post to a Moderator

Nebraska
Member
1099/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1240898 posted 12/10/17 03:42 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Got the bracket welded and installed. Even had like new bumper clips off my USDM bumper to really get the brackets on!

Update: fitted rear bumper with all bolts except the bottoms of each side( need to make new tabs)

Other than that, bolting the bumper up really pulled it in close to the body and Iím happy with the fitment! Before, there was a gap that worried me but not anymore as itís gone. I can say Iím not a fan of pulling, pushing, and tapping on the bumper to get it into the right places when mounting but in the end I got it.

Check it:







Goodness gracious that exhaust is hideous...



1099/2000 Summit white
"Do it once, Do it right."


Edited by Nebraska (12/10/17 03:43 PM)

Posts: 102 | From: Lincoln, NE | Member Since: 04/09/15 | IP: (76.84.215.80) | Report this post to a Moderator


Pages: 1
Previous thread Next thread

Extra information
4 registered and 89 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Galant VR4.org Moderator:  curtis, steve, atc250r, jcgalntvr4-244, cheekychimp, jepherz, Rausch, toybreaker 

Print Thread

Forum Permissions
      You cannot start new topics
      You cannot reply to topics
      HTML is disabled
      UBBCode is enabled

Rating:
Thread views: 396

Rate this thread


News & Events: News | Events
Galant VR-4: Newbies | General VR4 Discussions | Technical Discussions | How To and Info Archive
Marketplace: Parts For Sale | Cars For Sale | Good Guys | Bad Guys
Community: Members' Showcase

Contact Us | Privacy statement GalantVR-4.org

Generated in 0.105 seconds in which 0.08 seconds were spent on a total of 14 queries. Turbo powered.



Hertz's Galant VR-4 Page