|1999 Rover 800 825 V6 Coupe Rear Bumper Brackets.|
Car: 1999 Rover 800 825 V6 Coupe
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So far in the rear bumper bracket replacement story, we have removed the rear bumper and the rear bumper brackets. We have also cleaned and painted the rear bumper with rust preventative paint and the car body has also had this treatment in the areas that require looking at that are normally hidden beneath the rear bumper.
All we have left to do is fit the new rear bumper brackets using new bolts, and then refit the rear bumper and any associated parts.
This is one of those tasks where it is usually easier to fit the parts than it was too remove the old ones, so there is nothing too difficult remaining.
One of the new brackets has now been fitted. This was done using brand new M5 x12mm stainless steel allen key headed bolts which were bought off ebay. Not only are these bolts far cheaper than the Rover Torx headed bolts, but they will last far longer too. They were also smeared with copperease paste too, just for good measure!
Here is another of the new brackets fitted to the drivers side.
The brackets are all the same, front or rear, drivers or passengers side, for all the mk2 800's (saloon, fastback or coupe), 1991 - 1999. The Rover part number for the brackets is DPL10022.
Once the bumper has been lifted back into place on the car (not forgetting to put the foam washers around the support bars if you have removed them earlier! I always forget to do this, and have to remove the bumper again just to put them in place) the pegs can be inserted, that then secure the bumper in place.
Here the peg has been inserted on the drivers side.
Please note at this stage with the end of the peg level with the end of the bumper bracket, the peg has not been inserted correctly!
These pegs need a definite 'click' into place!
As you can see the peg goes in further, but this did take a good lining up and a good thumb shove before it clicked in.
The drivers side peg has now been clicked in place too.
The rear bumper is now secured at the sides, but can still be moved back & forth a little if needed to make sure that the bumper is aligned as best as possible with the rear arches. Then all that remains is the 4 bolts in the boot need putting back into place and tightening up. Replacing the rubber bungs and then refitting the plastic trims towards the back of the rear wheel arches. Make sure you push the plastic trims up against the bumpers to help avoid the tyres rubbing on the plastic trims, if you have wide tyres fitted!
The bumper is now totally solid and at its highest point on the side of the car just how it should be.
(Although the rear bumpers on this car were not dropped to begin with! but this was a job worth doing, just so that we know the car has new bumper brackets fitted)
Now the car is just waiting on it's replacement Vitesse alloys & New Avon ZZ3 Tyres!
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