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Unread 05-28-2013, 12:49 PM   #1
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Need help fixing a bumper!

Long story short, I'm stupid and my WK's bumper made out with my friend's XJ's bumper. It made a dent right in the middle of his rear bumper (no damage to mine) and will not allow his trunk to open. Are there any cheap fixes for this? He doesn't want to replace the whole thing if he doesn't have to.




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Unread 05-28-2013, 12:54 PM   #2
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looks like the second picture isn't loading...Let me try that again

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Unread 05-28-2013, 01:08 PM   #3
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That's toast. A used rear bumper shouldn't be more than 50$
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Unread 05-28-2013, 01:11 PM   #4
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Anyone know how to pop out a dent in the rear bumper?

Friend got a dent in his rear bumper that won't allow him to open the liftgate. anybody know of a cheap way to fix it rather than replacing the bumper itself?



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Unread 05-28-2013, 01:12 PM   #5
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I did about the same thing but with a tree instead of a WJ. Hammer out the dent with the BFH so the hatch will open and replace the bumper if you want.
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Unread 05-28-2013, 01:14 PM   #6
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Unbolt it and beat it straight, not much else you can do other then replacing it.
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Unread 05-28-2013, 01:17 PM   #7
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Why do you have two thread going about the samething
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Unread 05-28-2013, 03:29 PM   #8
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Unbolt it and beat it straight, not much else you can do other then replacing it.
^ This, the BFH (Big *&%$ing Hammer) method tends to work best for this. It won't look great, but at least they should be able to open the door.

Though they might just want to replace it, a new rear bumper for an XJ only costs about $40 (OE style) and a used one from a junk yard should be even cheaper.

http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/x,ca...,parttype,1340

Of course for about $200 they could put a heavy duty bumper on it and never have to worry about it getting dented again.
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Unread 05-29-2013, 10:06 PM   #9
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I merged these duplicate threads into one in order to minimize confusion.
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Unread 05-30-2013, 09:44 PM   #10
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Cheapest way is to use a BFH and beat on it. He could always upgrade it and get a real bumper.
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Unread 05-31-2013, 12:44 AM   #11
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yah I'm not sure how else one would fix dented/bent sheet metal.
If you happen to have contacts with a local jeep club, you might be able to get a decent take-off bumper really cheap from someone upgrading to a heavy duty off-road type.
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Unread 05-31-2013, 06:28 AM   #12
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Mine hasn't kept me for opening the hatch, but I used a large C-clamp on the top/bottom, while prying from the back side with a hooked crow bar. Once you can get to the 8 bolts that hold it on, lay it on a wooden surface and grab a sledge. Pin down the ends so you don't turn the whole bumper into an arch.

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