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sagging rear bumpers

#1 Post by roverman1 » Sun May 10, 2015 8:41 pm

My 400 is afflicted with the common sagging rear bumpers, this is caused by the mounting brackets rusting away and going weak, has anyone repaired these or made new ones. They are bolted to the bumper plastic and you can't access the rear of the bracket because the moulding of the bumper is fixed, any suggestions welcome.
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Re: sagging rear bumpers

#2 Post by 1234dist » Sun May 10, 2015 9:49 pm

The bolt through to the rear wheel well and come off attached to the bumper but they will be rusted as water just sits on them.
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Re: sagging rear bumpers

#3 Post by roverman1 » Sun May 10, 2015 10:10 pm

I removed the bumper but need to repair the brackets any ideas?
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Re: sagging rear bumpers

#4 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Sun May 10, 2015 10:44 pm

Interesting one this as I've got a sagging front bumper. Not for the first time on R8s I've owned. Is that due to a similar problem with the rears?

I always assumed it was due to having being in a minor bump and the bumper perhaps not been put back on properly.
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Re: sagging rear bumpers

#5 Post by roverman1 » Sun May 10, 2015 10:58 pm

The front bumpers are a different set up to the rears, the fronts don't suffer from corrosion they can easily be adjusted on the mounting brackets once the headlamps are removed, the rear bumper on the 400 is different to the 200, I don't think the 200 uses metal mounting brackets.
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Re: sagging rear bumpers

#6 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Mon May 11, 2015 7:52 am

roverman1 wrote:The front bumpers are a different set up to the rears, the fronts don't suffer from corrosion they can easily be adjusted on the mounting brackets once the headlamps are removed, the rear bumper on the 400 is different to the 200, I don't think the 200 uses metal mounting brackets.
Thanks for that. I don't like the sound of removing the headlights and having to get them realigned etc - perhaps wait until the MOT is due and get the headlights realigned then.
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