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Old July 17th, 2008, 02:13 PM
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Rear crossmember and Bumper

I'm getting ready to take my rear crossmember off, and apply por-15. My question is what spray paint should I use to make the crossmember look as stock as possible? My rear bumper is in great shape, it just has the typical paint peeling, should I spray paint that too? I'm also getting ready to buy all new bolts for bumper, crossmember doors, etc from www.fastenal.com

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Old July 17th, 2008, 03:37 PM
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Por-15

Por-15 also has a good topcoat that should be used to seal the rusty paint, it is black as black can get.
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Old July 17th, 2008, 08:05 PM
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Does anyone have any suggestions on getting the far left two bolts of the bumper and rear crossmember, and the two far right bolts...the bolts to the tire carrier and crossmember off. I've been struggling all afternoon, and cannot seem to get them off.

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Old July 17th, 2008, 11:55 PM
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Hmmm,

I would recommend using a wire brush on a 4.5in grinder and get it down to bare metal. Then hit it with epoxy primer and expoxy paint. The POR 15 is great for flakey rust, but if it is not there get it to bare metal.

Not sure what you mean. I think those are the two bolts with nuts on the back. I had to wiggle the bumper out because my tire carrier was in the way.
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Old July 18th, 2008, 09:45 AM
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Kenny, the rear cross member is not removable. What are you referring to?

As far as the bolts to remove the bumper, you have full access to them from behind. Are you you not able to get a socket on them? Spray pb blaster or wd-40 on them and let them sit overnight and that should help. If you have already rounded the nuts, you may still be able to get vice grips on them and after soaking they should come off.

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Old July 18th, 2008, 05:06 PM
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Update...I have all of the bolts for the bumper off except the far top left, and the two that bolt on both sides of the gas tank skid plate, any suggestions on how to get these f*&#$@s off? I have let them soak in PB Blaster...still no luck.
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Old July 18th, 2008, 10:42 PM
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Keep soaking I guess. I can't recall how the mount fits but I'm guessing you could get a sawsall blade between the bumper and the truck if need be, and cut the bolt.

What exactly is going on? You can't get a socket on the nut? It's rounding?
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Impact wrench. Mine were a giant pain.
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