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    Fender Fillers

    Hello all,

    I ordered new front and rear bumper fillers for my 1984 Eldo and was wondering if anyone had replaced theirs. Do I need to take off the bumpers?

    Thanks

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    Re: Fender Fillers

    I haven't seen the back of an 84 bumper, but I've done some work on my 89 seville....

    It is your best bet to drop the entire bumper and THEN remove the fillers. If your 84 is anything like my 89, the filler is bolted to the 'guts' of the bumper by multiple methods... trim pieces, vertical guards, etc... and you will get much better access to those nuts and 'stuff' without the vehicle in the way...

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    Where in PS are you doing this? I could come by and take a look...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leeb View Post
    I haven't seen the back of an 84 bumper, but I've done some work on my 89 seville....

    It is your best bet to drop the entire bumper and THEN remove the fillers. If your 84 is anything like my 89, the filler is bolted to the 'guts' of the bumper by multiple methods... trim pieces, vertical guards, etc... and you will get much better access to those nuts and 'stuff' without the vehicle in the way...

    BTW
    Where in PS are you doing this? I could come by and take a look...
    After looking at your post again I think I spoke too loudly, too fast!

    You're talking about the FENDER ENDS... the rubber caps?
    I was referring to the COVER of the bumper... silly me!
    You may need to LOOSEN the bumper a bit so that you can pull it down/forward/whatever to get some extra clearance, but not necessarily remove it... tho that WILL help too!

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    Re: Fender Fillers

    Thanks for the reply! I am replacing both front and rear bumper fillers. From what I can tell it looks like I wont have to however there are a lot of hard to reach little bolts and nuts. Looks like a day long project. I am in Cathedral City. PM for info

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    Re: Fender Fillers

    For the Cadillac Eldorados in those years 1979 - 1984, it isn't really necessary to completely drop the bumper.

    You can just back it out some in most cases. If it appears (in many cases) that many of the bolts are rusted,
    It's probably a good idea to snag a couple and go get a new handful at lowes or home depot for a buck or two.

    Back it out, paint the fillers, give it at least a day for the paint to cure.

    It really isn't nearly as daunting as it first appears.

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