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LM bumpers removal...how to do it?
Posted by: rnch ()
Date: March 02, 2011 10:44AM

i see what appears to be brackets inside the engine compartment...do i simply unbolt these and pull on the rear bumper? could it be THAT easy?

same for the front bumper??

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Re: LM bumpers removal...how to do it?
Posted by: 4carbcorvair ()
Date: March 02, 2011 10:46AM

Yup. bolts at each end, bolts in the middle. Make sure you are supporting it when you remove the bolts.

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Ronnie
Southern Maine.
www.dirigocorvairs.net
66 Corsa Convertible, 140, 4sp.
65 Monza Convertible, 110, PG.




It doesn't leak, it's marking it's territory.

A mirror is a reflection of the miles travelled.

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Re: LM bumpers removal...how to do it?
Posted by: mike hicks ()
Date: March 02, 2011 11:09AM

Huh, it's not THAT easy if you have a late convertible, you have to remove the cocktail shakers first. Then it's that easy.

Remember, they're old fashioned American steel so - they're heavy!

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Re: LM bumpers removal...how to do it?
Posted by: 4carbcorvair ()
Date: March 02, 2011 11:16AM

Oh yea, forgot about the shakers..... Darn things. grinning smiley

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Ronnie
Southern Maine.
www.dirigocorvairs.net
66 Corsa Convertible, 140, 4sp.
65 Monza Convertible, 110, PG.




It doesn't leak, it's marking it's territory.

A mirror is a reflection of the miles travelled.

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Re: LM bumpers removal...how to do it?
Posted by: rnch ()
Date: March 02, 2011 11:37AM

shakers are NOT a problem on a LM Sport Sedan.

smiling smiley

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Re: LM bumpers removal...how to do it?
Posted by: CorvairKeith ()
Date: March 02, 2011 12:50PM

There are also two bolts going INTO the body behind the front license plate, and one in the center below the rear license plate. Save those for last, It's much easier to support the bumper balanced on the center bolts while you remove the side ones. I hang and remove bumpers by myself all the time without scratching the paint.


Keith Crippen
Austin, Texas
Lonestar Corvair Club CORSA #787

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Re: LM bumpers removal...how to do it?
Posted by: bought1 ()
Date: March 02, 2011 02:45PM

Also, get a buddy to help. They can be tight along the body on the sides and can scratch your paint easily. I had a friend help on mine and we did it in about 20 minutes. Easy...

Dave

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Re: LM bumpers removal...how to do it?
Posted by: LesH ()
Date: March 02, 2011 05:17PM

bought1 Wrote:
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> They can be tight along
> the body on the sides and can scratch your paint
> easily.

I taped up the body at the ends of the bumper so there could be no scratching...

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Re: LM bumpers removal...how to do it?
Posted by: aeroned ()
Date: March 02, 2011 05:21PM

I slip socks over the ends of the bumper....

Ned

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Re: LM bumpers removal...how to do it?
Posted by: Pacerace ()
Date: March 02, 2011 06:24PM

Yep! it's easy, just make sure you get all of the bolts, including the ones on the outside of the body, and be ready when you pull. They are definitely heavy like Mike said!

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Chandler
Powder Springs, GA.



1965 Corvair Monza 110/4sp Coupe

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Re: LM bumpers removal...how to do it?
Posted by: russmcd ()
Date: March 04, 2011 06:32PM

Not a bad job...I actually just did this Tuesday night, and it took about 45 minutes.

Do a dry fit first and make sure all the holes line up before you go at it. There was minor damage to my back end and the passenger corner was really tight. Could have use a hammer and drift on the bracket on the bumper. I'll take it off and adjust another day.

Pretty simple job....1 Beer difficulty

Russ McDuffie
Albuquerque, NM
CNM / CORSA
1965 Corsa Convertible (Blk/White-wrecked)
1965 Corsa Convertible (Blk/Red-in process)
1955 Chevy 210 Del Ray - neglected :-(
1972 Chevy C-10 Pickup (waiting for love)




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Re: LM bumpers removal...how to do it?
Posted by: russmcd ()
Date: March 05, 2011 10:06AM

Rnch....did you "'git 'er dun?"

Russ McDuffie
Albuquerque, NM
CNM / CORSA
1965 Corsa Convertible (Blk/White-wrecked)
1965 Corsa Convertible (Blk/Red-in process)
1955 Chevy 210 Del Ray - neglected :-(
1972 Chevy C-10 Pickup (waiting for love)

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Re: LM bumpers removal...how to do it?
Posted by: hharp ()
Date: March 05, 2011 10:55AM

I can think of lots of things on lates harder than the removal/install of front and rear bumpers. If the buddy does not show up I use blocks to rest the bumper on while I grab it. As for the shakers I take those out first for use in my excersize routine.

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Re: LM bumpers removal...how to do it?
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: February 15, 2022 09:12AM

Reviving this old conversation, because I'm doing this myself. It was very easy to take the bumpers off, and I don't expect it to be any more difficult to put the bumpers back on. However, my bumper mounts are all mixed up, and while I have identified the rear versus the front ones, I'm unable to figure out which ones go where along the bumper. Photographs available?

Eric C. Player
Fargo, North Dakota
MEMBER: CORSA National, Central Coast CORSA, South Coast CORSA, Vintage CORSA, Sfba CORSA, and Great Plains Corvair Club.
THEN: 1965 Monza 110, Canary Yellow - 1965 Corsa 180 Turbo, Red - 1966 Monza 110, Purple - 1967 Monza 140, Red - 1966 500 110, Black; nicknamed "Shadow" - 1965 Monza 110, Camaro Yellow; nicknamed "Silver"
NOW: 1966 Corsa 180 Turbo, Blue; nicknamed "Bluvair"
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"He cautioned me not to take notes. It would not have helped if I had, as he would start a paragraph with, 'It is therefore obvious. . .'
and go on from there to matters which may have been obvious to him and God but to no one else."
-- Robert A. Heinlein, character of Daniel B. Davis, 'The Door Into Summer.'

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Re: LM bumpers removal...how to do it?
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: February 15, 2022 04:29PM

DO BE cautious about previous bumper damage. Not unusual for a minor bumper hit to bend the bracket and body so when you install a new bumper lining up things can get tricky. Nothing a big hammer to straighten the body mount area and a new bracket can't fix.

The bumper brackets are robust and short, easier to replace vs. trying to straighten.

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Re: LM bumpers removal...how to do it?
Posted by: 67 airvair ()
Date: February 15, 2022 10:39PM

On installation, these things. 1) don't forget to put a circle of dum-dum around each bolt's nut or hole on each bracket before you raise it into place, and 2) start ALL bolts first before snugging any of them down, starting with the ends first. We're dealing with an economy, mass-produced car from the '60's, so of course there's going to be production and time/wear induced variations, burrs and sharp edges, and other imperfections.

I like the idea of using socks on the ends! Guess there IS a use for my old socks after all. But a buddy is always recommended as well, even though we can still slip even with a buddy's assistance. Murphy works overtime!

As for figuring out which one goes where, I often will mark them before removal, either with a paint pen and/or a steel stamp. Be sure to mark them for front or rear, and left or right sides, and mark the labels in body position so you'll know which side is up.

Wish I had pictures handy to post, man. Sorry.

-Mark

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Re: LM bumpers removal...how to do it?
Posted by: RobertC ()
Date: February 16, 2022 12:26AM

What about the assembly manual?

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Re: LM bumpers removal...how to do it?
Posted by: Murphy ()
Date: February 16, 2022 01:18AM

67 airvair Wrote:
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But a buddy is always recommended as well, even though we can still slip even with a buddy's assistance. Murphy works overtime!
>
> -Mark


No No No, Murphy has a saying..."nothing new after 2" (o'clock).grinning smiley

65 Monza Coupe
61 500 Coupe-W100181
Earliest '61 Alive?

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Re: LM bumpers removal...how to do it?
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: February 16, 2022 03:37AM

playerpage Wrote:
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> Reviving this old conversation, because I'm doing this myself. It was very easy to take the bumpers off, and I don't expect it to be any more difficult to put the bumpers back on. However, my bumper mounts are all mixed up, and while I have identified the rear versus the front ones, I'm unable to figure out which ones go where along the bumper. Photographs available?


Eric:

Lay the bumper on the bench like it is on the car. Position the brackets on the bumper where the for the bumper curvature properly and bolt holes are positioned for body contour. Start with center first, then next 2 outboard, the the outboard ones. It will become apparempnt to you fairly quickly.

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Re: LM bumpers removal...how to do it?
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: February 16, 2022 03:51AM

playerpage Wrote:
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> I'm unable to figure out which ones go where along the bumper. Photographs available?

Eric,
I can take a few pics tonight if you still need them. I just pulled the front and rear bumpers from the Stinger clone.

Dave W. / Gilbert Arizona
65 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4 w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 455 Toro V8
65 Monza Convertible 110/4
66 Monza Convertible 140/4 A/C
65 Monza 4DR 140/PG w/factory A/C
65 Monza 4DR EJ20T/5



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