Well, like any good Bonneville owner, I whored up pictures of my car in my other thread. Well, Like any good beginning mechanic, once I got home, i decide it was time to work on some of the blemishes.
First, I decided to remove the rear bumper cover as I have a couple things to fix there. Can anyone tell me what I was trying to fix?
If you couldn't see it in the above picture, my bumper support is crooked with the driver side in a lot further. The reason for this is shown below.
That'* right. The top screws on the 5mph piston are through the sheet metal of the trunk. This is what i wanted to fix. Well, it is not making itself easy, and after 25 minutes of pounding on it with everything imagineable, it is still in there. I have settled on removing the whole bumper assembly and replacing it. Will Luck like Bill'*, I just happen to have a 93 parts car in the back yard which will be relinquishing it'* bumper.
As I was looking around under there, i happened upon more surprises.
This appears to have been collateral damage from when the previous owner got hit on the other side. It stresses the metal and cracked the paint allowing it to rust. Thankfully, it looks like this piece just hangs down and could be cut out and replaced with ease. Randy, I might need your body guys to do a quick fix for me one of the times I am out there.
And the last suprise, which i think is more damage from the same incident, is below where one of the openings is bent a little much.
more pictures: http://bizio.homeftp.org/geoff/BC/rearbumper/
Well, tonight was disassembly and making a list of needed parts. Tomorrow is when I start removing and replacing the parts. If anyone is in Binghamton, and wants to stop by, I'll have some Corona in the fridge and be working all day probably. I've got this, an oil pressure sender, a center console, and some interior work to do tomorrow and help is appretiated. Just PM me if interested and I'll send you the address tonight.