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Old 07-15-2013, 07:31 PM   #1
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Front bumper hangs low

I bought the car with the passenger side bumper not connected to the car. It kinda hung off about 3 inches. I tried putting new screws on that side & it lasted for a little but it still hangs off.
Now I discovered I'm missing helllla clips under the hood(a year & a half later) I've been to junk yards to find the clips but can't anywhere. I just want my whole front end flush with the hood, any suggestions or maybe the problem?
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I used screws. Post pics.
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The screws dont keep it connected it just falls off so I have to fix it everyday lol
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The screws dont keep it connected it just falls off so I have to fix it everyday lol
I had to put a energy absorber in mine. But, the whose bumper sagged especially across the area where the tag mounts up.
Start easy check the clips underneath that mount to the bumper.Also the black plastic that mounts behind the bumper. It goes all the way across to the lights. May be cracked. You can use fiberglass to hold the bumper there.
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Maybe the front nose panel is broken?
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The screws dont keep it connected it just falls off so I have to fix it everyday lol
Man that's bad, how disaligned is the passenger headlight, looks like its just kinda hanging there
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:41 PM   #7
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There is missing clips everywhere. I haven't looked too deep under the hood yet but the visible ones are gone. Both headlights are missing the clips that keep them in place. There is a total of 4 and I only have 2...I have seen any cracks or splits so I need to get a better look inside.

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& they hang like an inch away from hood. When I lift the front bumper it looks perfect then let go and it falls down
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There is missing clips everywhere. I haven't looked too deep under the hood yet but the visible ones are gone. Both headlights are missing the clips that keep them in place. There is a total of 4 and I only have 2...I have seen any cracks or splits so I need to get a better look inside.

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& they hang like an inch away from hood. When I lift the front bumper it looks perfect then let go and it falls down
The clips for the headlights are fairly simple, on our black mustang my dad broke the passenger clips, can wire tie them in, or he took some pencils, wooden #2 type and broke them so they wer short enough and stuck in the harness

Have you looked into maybe drilling a few holes, put bolts through the bumper and a nut on other side so it won't just slide off like the screws, just until you get clips
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It took you a year and a half to figure out something was wrong? Your not a Ford mechanic by chance?
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I'm gonna have to try the pencil thing! I can hellla see it working.
I already tried putting new screws in because the old ones were stripped and they just came out when I hit a pot hole like two weeks after tried that, and since then I just gave up.

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No I knew something was wrong I just started doing other things to my car and left it alone until now...
No I am a 20 year old female who sells guns so no I am not.
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I'm gonna have to try the pencil thing! I can hellla see it working.
I already tried putting new screws in because the old ones were stripped and they just came out when I hit a pot hole like two weeks after tried that, and since then I just gave up.

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No I knew something was wrong I just started doing other things to my car and left it alone until now...
No I am a 20 year old female who sells guns so no I am not.
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Yea I'm saying instead of running screws through it again, run some small bolts, and nuts on the end so the bolt won't come out of the bumper like the screws are
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Ill try it but do you think just that will lift the whole bumper? When I have someone hold that side the front is still low. I hope the clips & bolts together help!

Everyone says they don't notice it but they also don't drive a mustang lol
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Ill try it but do you think just that will lift the whole bumper? When I have someone hold that side the front is still low. I hope the clips & bolts together help!

Everyone says they don't notice it but they also don't drive a mustang lol
Ha yeah we baby our cars, maybe more than we should, but it's fun

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So wel use this pic of mine as an example, I'd say 1 bolt on each outer side of the bumper, then depending on middle sag I'd put one about where the lights are on each side and if you want to be safe 1 in exact middle
So 4-5 bolts, and a jack so you can get under the car, since you won't want bolts sticking out everywhere
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Fun, expensive, and addicting! Lol

Ill have to try that and hope it works! Im going back to the junk yard bc the dude said he was getting a mustang in, would you recommend getting the clips along with the bolts? Or say **** the clips just go with the bolts...
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i said f the cups n bolts n get a new bumeper lol that's just me and nice mustang i like the color
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:26 PM   #16
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I was hella gonna get a new bumper but some dude i talked to at a local shop said getting a new bumper wasn't going to fix it...but might as well and if its still messed up I can just go from there...
My plan was to fix the problem then get the bumper. But might as well have a sick bumper to fix then my ugly one now haha
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well what i would do it take he bumper off completely and check around the front to see any metal or nothing out of place and then check ur bumper cover to check for any warping or discrepancy that may be causing it to have that gap
has the car been in an accident before that u know of sometimes when u crash Or hit something it can cause things to move or be shifted to the wrong area just check ad i you don't know what ur looking at ask a local shop
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:15 PM   #18
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If I don't know what I'm doing I always research it. Now a days there is so many videos you can almost find anything. Ill have to check that out. I thought about it, but my luck I won't be able to put it back on lol but looking at my passenger side the metal piece on the car that the bumper hooks on to is definitely not straight. It like curves...
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By any chance, do you live in nor cal? Hahah


But yeah check your nose panel. It could be broken as well that could be making your headlight like that. And just try zip ties and get a body shop to fix it. If they can't they how do they call themselves a body shop?
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Both headlights are like that, does that matter? Ill check it tomorrow though, body shops are a freakin rip offff & I'd rather do it myself. Yes I dooo, unfortunately lol Brentwood Oakley Antioch area.
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Yeah, the nose panel holds them in. Mine is broken on the lefts side and my bumper sticks out and the headlight sags. "Hella" that gave it away. My cousins up in frisco say that all the time
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Ohh well I'm thinking that's the most logic explanation to why it sags. Wish it wasn't night time right now lol
hahahaha yeaaaaaaah "hella" is a Cali thing! And I LOVE it(:
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Ohh well I'm thinking that's the most logic explanation to why it sags. Wish it wasn't night time right now lol
hahahaha yeaaaaaaah "hella" is a Cali thing! And I LOVE it(:
I'll post pictures of how mines damaged and we'll see if it matches yours then maybe that could be your problem. But not till tomorrow haha. It's a Nor Cal thing though, I've never heard anyone in SoCal use it :p
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Thanks dude, that's nice of you! I hope it's that, they are hella cheap & looks easy to put on. I tired looking at it when i got home but it's too damn dark, ill have to do it tomorrow lol & that's because people in SoCal aren't cool like us NorCal folks!
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Hey now not every nocalian says hella but hella people do say it. Im out here in concord
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Hella people do say it but I think we say it more then the rest of the states put together lmao coooncorddd?! I'm always out there, I was born and raised in Antioch!
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The screws dont keep it connected it just falls off so I have to fix it everyday lol
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Yea new bumpers are only like $200 from am I think
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Thanks! That's why I bought them. I wish they were darker though.

& I don't know if I really like any of them on American Muscle. I was thinking just repaint mine now, put fog lights in & a chin spoiler.
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Thanks! That's why I bought them. I wish they were darker though.

& I don't know if I really like any of them on American Muscle. I was thinking just repaint mine now, put fog lights in & a chin spoiler.
My smoked I feel are fine, just need hids now cause light output at night isn't the best


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I just feel like the head lights aren't as black as my tail lights so I thought maybe tint them. But I get what you're saying at night that's why I haven't haha but nice car, i love the color of your mustang! At night its probably sexier lol
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here are two syringe day and one at night at night u can barely notice my car in the shade
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I just feel like the head lights aren't as black as my tail lights so I thought maybe tint them. But I get what you're saying at night that's why I haven't haha but nice car, i love the color of your mustang! At night its probably sexier lol
Yeah the perks of a mustang with only 3000 that color, it stands out
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I wouldn't shade them, what VHS niteshade does, I presume that's what u use, actually basically spray paints them black, so every pass with the paint is actually knocking your vision distance down more and more, there's a reason they only tint headlights to a certain point, after a certain point it's less sexy and more of a liability for them, trust me I'd love to have mine completely flat black

My rear end is even sexier, in my opinion
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I bought them already like that. The only tint I did myself was the side markers and 3rd tail lights. I bought the tint from American Muscle and I was going to buy it for the head lights and try it??

And I'm digging the front end more! But it's still sick!
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Well are yours tinted or just clear side market?
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