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spinxt 06-14-2014 04:25 PM

Cutting plastic bumper cover for Mopar hitch...any suggestions
 
I ordered the hitch for my 14' limited. Anyone have any tips for cutting the black plastic part of the bumper cover?

smljeep 06-15-2014 05:42 AM

I'm interested in hearing how as I'm thinking of doing the same as well.

Shub45 06-15-2014 06:34 AM

Go to harbor freight if you have one and get the Multi tool for $19. Used mine to cut wife's bumper and worked great. I've used it for stuff that if I didn't have one I couldn't have done it.

46er 06-15-2014 07:24 AM

Dremel

spinxt 06-15-2014 08:04 AM

I found the part number for the black plastic piece...it's only $130 for the one already cut out. I may go that route and avoid the hassle.

SouthDakota 06-15-2014 10:08 PM

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Originally Posted by spinxt (Post 23629905)
I found the part number for the black plastic piece...it's only $130 for the one already cut out. I may go that route and avoid the hassle.

Do you mind sharing the part # with the rest of us, to save us a little search time? :)

GaryGC 06-16-2014 08:54 AM

I put one on. What worked for me was to drill a series of small holes inside the perimeter of the cutout line (on the inside of the bumper). Used this for the slots as well, just drilled a hole at each end of the slot. I then used a utlilty knife with some new blades, cut a line conneting the holes, then took small short strokes to get up to the line. You do have some room for error.

chowner 06-16-2014 09:39 AM

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Originally Posted by spinxt (Post 23629905)
I found the part number for the black plastic piece...it's only $130 for the one already cut out. I may go that route and avoid the hassle.

Hassle?

From my research this looks like one of the simplest parts of the install. Also since the bezel goes well beyond the area you cut it doesn't have to be even close to perfect.

I've seen a few different write ups where a stanley knife was used so it can't be that tough.

I'll be ordering mine today. I can report back in a week or two.

redddog 06-16-2014 09:44 AM

Can we get you to do a pictorial? That would be great.

spinxt 06-16-2014 10:59 AM

I'll take some pics eve I install mine later this week.

chowner 06-16-2014 11:53 AM

Slightly offtopic but what are you guys paying for yours? Is Justforjeeps the best dea?

spinxt 06-16-2014 12:21 PM

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Originally Posted by chowner
Slightly offtopic but what are you guys paying for yours? Is Justforjeeps the best dea?

I was only saving a few bucks that was wiped out by shipping at JFJ. Typically I buy from them when I'm around Boston and pick up from their shop.

chowner 06-17-2014 07:34 AM

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Originally Posted by spinxt (Post 23653961)
I was only saving a few bucks that was wiped out by shipping at JFJ. Typically I buy from them when I'm around Boston and pick up from their shop.

They have free shipping on orders over $99 at the moment. Scratch that doesn't work for hitch

Anyone know best coupon code?

ColdCase 06-17-2014 08:18 AM

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Originally Posted by chowner (Post 23653441)
Slightly offtopic but what are you guys paying for yours? Is Justforjeeps the best dea?

Forum sponsor http://moparonlineparts.com seems to offer the best deals, but shipping may be significant. They are in the NYC area. Sometimes they offer an additional discount to forum members.

chowner 06-18-2014 07:17 AM

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Originally Posted by ColdCase (Post 23671546)
Forum sponsor http://moparonlineparts.com seems to offer the best deals, but shipping may be significant. They are in the NYC area. Sometimes they offer an additional discount to forum members.

Thanks - I checked with them, and they are slightly more and shipping is twice as much.


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