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E34 Front Bumper

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Before I search the classifieds and hoof it 4 hours to go get one, does anyone have a black e34 front bumper in good shape lying around? My brother pulled a little too far onto a snowdrift today and ripped a couple chunks out of the bottom. 

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If you find all the pieces, it can be welded or glued together. I did both on an back bumper.  Welded it to hold in place and then use ABS pipe cement to glue it and ad reinforcement. 

https://www.menards.com/main/plumbing/rough-plumbing/pipe-tubing-hoses-fittings-accessories/pipe-cements-cleaners-primers/oatey-reg-medium-abs-cement/309992/p-1444449932067.htm?isQubitRecommendationsAvailableContentDescription=true

Basic welding

Just don't inhale.

 

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1 hour ago, RobZR said:

If you find all the pieces, it can be welded or glued together. I did both on an back bumper.  Welded it to hold in place and then use ABS pipe cement to glue it and ad reinforcement. 

https://www.menards.com/main/plumbing/rough-plumbing/pipe-tubing-hoses-fittings-accessories/pipe-cements-cleaners-primers/oatey-reg-medium-abs-cement/309992/p-1444449932067.htm?isQubitRecommendationsAvailableContentDescription=true

Basic welding

Just don't inhale.

 

Noted. Looks like a ~18 inch chunk from the pictures he sent me, not sure if it all came off in one piece though. We'll probably try this if we can't find one by spring, I told him that there's no point in repairing it immediately with the chance of it happening again. 

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As long as you get the large chunks to get the shape back together, you can use the the abs cement as a filler with some abs shavings to fill missing holes. 

I have filled holes 3/4" dia. in bike fairings with abs cement and some grated abs.

if you have repeat cracking issues you may need to ad some hot staples to reinforce the repair. 

I have a similar project on the bosses E60 when it warms up. Since she insists on backing straight out of the driveway and hitting the bumper on the curb every time.

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