Front Bumper Removal 68 Fury.

Exterior, Paint & Bodywork

  1. M1911

    M1911 New Member

    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2020
    Location:
    Green Bay WI
    I'm trying to take off my front bumper on the fury and with using a full can on penetrating oil, and giving in all the berries I have, I can seem to budge any of the 4 bolts? Am I going about this all wrong or am I missing something?
     
  2. bigmoparjeff

    bigmoparjeff Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,704
    Likes Received:
    1163
    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2017
    Location:
    Dublin, PA
    Have you tried turning the nuts inside the frame instead of the bolts?

    Jeff
     
  3. M1911

    M1911 New Member

    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2020
    Location:
    Green Bay WI
    I put a bar on them to hold them while turning the bolt, but I dont think I would have enough room to actually turn the nut.
     
  4. bigmoparjeff

    bigmoparjeff Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,704
    Likes Received:
    1163
    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2017
    Location:
    Dublin, PA
    I would give the nuts a try. If you can't turn them, you need more leverage on the bolts or heat on the nuts.

    I've removed lots of rusty front bumper bolts over the years, and never encountered one that the hardware wouldn't come off. Just takes a lot of muscle and a good 1/2" breaker bar sometimes.

    Jeff
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  5. crazyboutwagons

    crazyboutwagons Well-Known Member FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    537
    Likes Received:
    291
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2011
    Location:
    Pittsburgh,Pa
    When i removed mine from my 68 wagon i soaked all the nuts and bolts on the brackets where they bolted to the frame with PB Blaster for a couple hours.Then i was able to remove the bumper and brackets as a unit .I then soaked the bumper bolt's and nuts then used a impact gun to break the nuts loose.I reinstalled the brackets & bumper as a unit.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  6. mrfury68

    mrfury68 Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,223
    Likes Received:
    444
    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2015
    Location:
    Bethel Park PA
    Always soak your nut and bolts with penetrating spray a good few hours, or even a day, before you want to break them loose. This will give the penetrant time to work its magic. A good 1/2 inch drive breaker bar is always a must have for these jobs too. Good luck.
     
  7. M1911

    M1911 New Member

    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2020
    Location:
    Green Bay WI
    I'll soak em for a few more days and see what happens.
     
  8. 68PK21 440.6bbl

    68PK21 440.6bbl Old Man with a Hat

    Messages:
    5,647
    Likes Received:
    3262
    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2017
    Location:
    Siren City
    I'm 'Old School'!




    .
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. FURYGT

    FURYGT Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,885
    Likes Received:
    1252
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2017
    Location:
    Iron Station, NC
    This is exactly what you need to do. Sometimes when removing the bumper bolts from the bumper to the brackets you may need to use a pry bar under the nut to keep the square end of the bolt in the bumper hole so it does not turn.
     
  10. M1911

    M1911 New Member

    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2020
    Location:
    Green Bay WI
    GOT IT OFF!!! 3 more days of soaking and ALOT more "berries" and she popped right off.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  11. bigmoparjeff

    bigmoparjeff Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,704
    Likes Received:
    1163
    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2017
    Location:
    Dublin, PA
    :thumbsup: