REAR BUMPER REMOVAL?

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REAR BUMPER REMOVAL?

Post by Justin » 27 Feb 2010 05:25 pm

How on earth do you go about removing a rear bumper on a Volvo 340DL?
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Re: Rear Bumper Removal?

Post by trabitom99 » 27 Feb 2010 06:32 pm

There was a thread about that just a few days ago ... Have a look here:
http://www.volvo300mania.com/forum-uk/v ... al#p116711

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Re: Rear Bumper Removal?

Post by Ride_on » 28 Feb 2010 11:42 pm

It still doesn't explain that the thing to do is remove the right angle brackets with the bumper. The 4 bolts are just above the rear spring mounting.
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1984 360 GLT______1987 360 GLT
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Re: Rear Bumper Removal?

Post by Justin » 02 Mar 2010 03:55 pm

So you only have to remove the bolts that hold the rear bumper onto either side of the car? They're up inside the rear wheel arches I take it?
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Re: Rear Bumper Removal?

Post by Ride_on » 02 Mar 2010 07:25 pm

Just get under with a torch and locate the brackets that connect the bumper to the car and remove the bolts that hold those bracket on at the car side, the bumper will then slide out with the brackets. The bolt may well be rusted and may break or strip, be prepared to cut off and replace.

The only other places the bumper is located is on the outside wing area, but that just slides off when you pull the bumper back. You do have to align the slidy bits when you put the bumper back on.

pre-84 models have the number plate lights in the bumper, these have to be disconnected also.
1980 345 DL_______1987 360 GLE (project car restored to GLT spec and B230FT'd)
1984 360 GLT______1987 360 GLT
1983 360 GLS______1989 360 GLE
1985 340 GL_______1986 340 1.4
1985 360 GLS______1995 940 SE 2.3 Turbo Estate (daily)
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Re: Rear Bumper Removal?

Post by Justin » 30 Jan 2013 04:03 pm

If the bolts sheer then how the hell do you go about sourcing a new set?
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Re: REAR BUMPER REMOVAL?

Post by Ride_on » 30 Jan 2013 08:59 pm

Tinternet!

Seems to be an M8x120 to 160mm accordind to my long bolt stock. Not sure what the correct length for your car is. Some sizes may require a bit more effort.

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1980 345 DL_______1987 360 GLE (project car restored to GLT spec and B230FT'd)
1984 360 GLT______1987 360 GLT
1983 360 GLS______1989 360 GLE
1985 340 GL_______1986 340 1.4
1985 360 GLS______1995 940 SE 2.3 Turbo Estate (daily)
1987 340 GL 1.7

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Re: REAR BUMPER REMOVAL?

Post by L14MNP » 31 Jan 2013 03:45 am

Whip out the four bolts that attach the bumper brackets to the rear legs.
It's a right chew on removing the bumper with brackets still on car.
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Re: REAR BUMPER REMOVAL?

Post by Justin » 31 Jan 2013 12:04 pm

What do you mean by "It's a right chew on removing the bumper with brackets still on car?"

Do you mean its harder to remove the bumper with the brackets still on the car?
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Re: REAR BUMPER REMOVAL?

Post by L14MNP » 31 Jan 2013 12:12 pm

Yeah.

Remove it all as one. Then separate the brackets from the bumper reinforcer imo.
If the bolts attaching the brackets to the chassis legs are seized/rounded off, break out the grinder.

It makes sense to replace them anyway.
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Re: REAR BUMPER REMOVAL?

Post by Justin » 31 Jan 2013 12:21 pm

How do I go about removing it all as one?
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Re: REAR BUMPER REMOVAL?

Post by Chris_C » 31 Jan 2013 02:05 pm

Underneath the boot floor are 2 metal arms coming from the bumper, held onto the car by 4 bolts.

Undo those bolts, and the arms come with the bumper, then you can take the arms off
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Re: REAR BUMPER REMOVAL?

Post by Justin » 31 Jan 2013 04:24 pm

Im guessing these are found from the underneath of the car? Also, why would I need to remove the arms? Im trying to get the bumper off in order to repair one of the plastic sliders that is cracked due to me reversing into a very short metal bollard/post!!
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Re: REAR BUMPER REMOVAL?

Post by Chris_C » 31 Jan 2013 04:26 pm

In which case, you don't need to remove the arms!
'89(F) 340 GL F7R (ex B172k) - Fake -> SBKV 300 Runner Up 08, 12 - NASLR Time 15.7secs
'03 S60 D5 SE, '91 (J) MX5
Ex:
'91(H) 340 GL B14.4E - Kar; '88(F) 360 GLT B200E - Jet -> BKV 300 Runner Up 09; '89(G) 360 GLT B200E - Beast

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Re: REAR BUMPER REMOVAL?

Post by L14MNP » 31 Jan 2013 05:22 pm

:lol:

Just get on your back under the rear of the car, and decide which method to use.
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