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Old 10-29-2020, 10:15 AM   #21
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Bumpers can be installed in a parking lot. Having one or two people to hold it while bolting it on is key. Plus torque wrenches and such.

Set reasonable expectations here. It is not a one man job.
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Old 10-29-2020, 11:53 AM   #22
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Yup. This might be an appropriate use of day labor at Home Depot. You can probably use a roadside assistance tow to bring you bumpers on a flatbed. Just call a tow provider direct.
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If anyone in San Diego has tools, skills and a place to swap bumpers, I'm paying $350, which is what Aluminess was charging.
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Old 10-29-2020, 05:04 PM   #24
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If anyone in San Diego has tools, skills and a place to swap bumpers, I'm paying $350, which is what Aluminess was charging.
This is what I was hoping to see (I would have paid in beer), but make sure you set the expectations.

Front and rear bumpers. Rear bumper with spare tire carrier and storage box? What about lights in each bumper? How about a winch in the front?

The physical install should be pretty easy and quick, but lights or a winch adds a lot of time. BTW, make sure you uninstall the spare tire from under the van BEFORE you install the rear Aluminess or it will be a challenge to remove it.


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Old 10-29-2020, 05:06 PM   #25
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And take your bumpers off at home before you leave. Just make sure to bring the hardware. Should go real quick without lighting or a winch.
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Old 10-29-2020, 06:33 PM   #26
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This is what I was hoping to see (I would have paid in beer), but make sure you set the expectations.

Front and rear bumpers. Rear bumper with spare tire carrier and storage box? What about lights in each bumper? How about a winch in the front?

The physical install should be pretty easy and quick, but lights or a winch adds a lot of time. BTW, make sure you uninstall the spare tire from under the van BEFORE you install the rear Aluminess or it will be a challenge to remove it.


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No winch, no wiring. Rear bumper with spare tire carrier and storage box.
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Old 10-29-2020, 06:34 PM   #27
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And take your bumpers off at home before you leave. Just make sure to bring the hardware. Should go real quick without lighting or a winch.
My van is sitting in Loveland at CCV.
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Old 10-29-2020, 07:44 PM   #28
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I'd buy my bumpers from another manufacturer.
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Old 10-29-2020, 08:14 PM   #29
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I'd buy my bumpers from another manufacturer.
They have a $500 cc deposit which they will pocket if I cancel.
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Old 10-30-2020, 07:14 AM   #30
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They have a $500 cc deposit which they will pocket if I cancel.
Depending who issued the CC or your supporting bank that unfair charge might be reversible. If they're unable/unwilling to follow-through on any promised dates that should be more than enough justifiable reason for reversal.

I'm sure you're aware how CC's work but thought I'd make a suggestion anyway.........
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