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Unread 03-07-2012, 09:04 AM   #1
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Stainless Bumperette install

Okay I'm trying to install in new stainless bumperettes off of my YJ, but the bolts go behind the frame where the gas tank skid plate is. Do i have to take the skid plate off to take off the old bumperettes?

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Unread 03-07-2012, 09:48 AM   #2
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Yes.
Because the bolts go behind the frame were the gas tank skid plate is.
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Unread 03-07-2012, 12:02 PM   #3
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I didn't have to take anything off mine to remove my old bumperettes, or when mounting my new bumper. (New bumper uses all the same holes as bumperettes.)
As I recall one or two of the bolts were a little difficult to reach, but nothing impossible.
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Unread 03-07-2012, 12:17 PM   #4
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I didn't have to take anything off mine to remove my old bumperettes, or when mounting my new bumper. (New bumper uses all the same holes as bumperettes.)
As I recall one or two of the bolts were a little difficult to reach, but nothing impossible.
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Unread 03-07-2012, 01:57 PM   #5
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Box wrenches are your friend
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Unread 03-07-2012, 02:10 PM   #6
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Remind me again the purpose of a bumperette
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Unread 03-07-2012, 02:17 PM   #7
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Remind me again the purpose of a bumperette
It's the vintage look.

When I removed mine and placed them in the scrap bin I didn't have to drop the skid. As said above box wrenches are your friend.
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Unread 03-07-2012, 09:50 PM   #8
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Box wrenches are your friend
X2. You can do it without taking out the tank. Still a little bit of a pain in the a**. You may need to use some PB Blaster with the little red straw to hit the threads.
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Unread 03-07-2012, 10:40 PM   #9
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Huh, I can't reach my bumper bolts. Who have to loo
k a little closer
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