I removed the bumper
over-riders about 10 years ago after having the bumpers
re-chromed. I really didn't mind the look but I couldn't
bring myself to installing those beat up scarred things
on my nice new chrome. After removing them I discovers a
huge weight savings. The only "problem" had was with the
spacing at the rear so that the bumper side pieces lined
up with the body holes. My very inelegant solution was
to use a 1/2" thick block of wood painted silver! It
worked quite well until I recently learned that a spacer
Rego informed in the
6-Pack Forum that the bumper side pieces have a
sliding caged nut that gives about 1/2" of range. The
nut is frequently frozen in place so people, like me,
miss that it's moveable. So here's how I fixed it.
Here's the wood
block.........man...my car is dirty!
The side bumper
with the caged nut all the way left.........
and slide to the
I had some high
density closed cell foam that I used as a
buffer between the bumper bracket and the
car body. I used a hollow punch to knock out
a mounting hole.
Then some double
sided tape to hold the foam in place.
Don't forget to turn the mounting stud down
as far as it will go so you can tighten the
bumper down without any spacers. I also
slobber copper anti-seize on the studs as
well as the bolts that hold the side bumpers
thickness difference between the wood and
And back on the
car. If the foam is too obvious for you,
just use a thin rubber wahser.