Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Bumper shock

  1. #1
    Aspen and Volare Super Member 77superpak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Waukesha, WI
    Country:
    United States
    Posts
    556
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked 85 Times in 67 Posts

    Bumper shock

    I got into a little fender bender with the R/T. The back bumper was pushed in on the drivers side. Thankfully there was no body damage! What would be the best method for pulling the bumper shock out? Can it be done or would I have to replace the assembly?

  2. #2
    Aspen and Volare Administrator Rattle Trap's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Huron, OH
    Country:
    United States
    Posts
    1,672
    Thanks
    259
    Thanked 150 Times in 128 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Supposedly once they've been compressed, they're done. That never stopped me from chaining up to a telephone pole and goosing it a few times to hit the sweet spot again tho.
    Volare Magnet

  3. #3
    Aspen and Volare Super Moderator aspen79's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Rib Mountain (Wausau) WI
    Country:
    United States
    Posts
    2,681
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 208 Times in 170 Posts
    I did the LF one on my car when it was off during "the big build". It got pushed back many moons ago (meaning the "incident" from the summer of '89) and I had spacers between the shock plate and bumper. I borrowed a port-a power and attached it to both ends and let hydraulic pressure do the work. It did take quite a bit of force but it worked. Far as I can tell, it's basically a tube in a tube with rubber between them and the inner tube can move in the rubber if hit hard enough.

    OR, call Jim and see if he has a replacement.
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

  4. #4
    Super Moderator 77rr2x4s's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Country:
    United States
    Posts
    1,844
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked 96 Times in 88 Posts
    When I was a kid I did the tree and chain method of yanking it out. IIRC, I think I got it close but I may have used a few a washers also.. BTW, " the incident from the summer of 89" sounds like a title to a movie. LOL
    Last edited by 77rr2x4s; 06-23-2020 at 06:07 AM.

  5. #5
    Aspen and Volare Super Member 77superpak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Waukesha, WI
    Country:
    United States
    Posts
    556
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked 85 Times in 67 Posts
    Thanks for the info guys. Does anyone know if the are interchangeable from 76-79 or year specific?

  6. #6
    Super Moderator 77rr2x4s's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Country:
    United States
    Posts
    1,844
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked 96 Times in 88 Posts
    76 77 rear impact absorber 4014865 and 78 79 are 4014888. Will they interchange? I don`t know. Jims AZ is your best shot at getting a unrusty one.
    Last edited by 77rr2x4s; 06-23-2020 at 09:47 AM.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •