[200q20v] the great bumper conspiracy

DAK dak at rochester.rr.com
Tue Nov 6 11:04:22 EST 2001

I've noticed the same mis-alignment on my car! Kind of bugged me, but
not enough to do anything about it.


Phil Rose wrote:

>> http://www.motorsportvisions.com/qcwg01/pages/t44_08.htm
>> and I thought it was just my car.
>> Look closely at the angle of the rear bumper, versus the door trim.
>> Looks like a 300 lb guy jumped up+down on the back of the bumper for
>> half an hour.
> Hey, I resemble that remark! I weigh a "mere" 200 lbs and always
> treat my bumper with great respect. :-)
> The car pictured (above) is my own beloved--at WG, and frankly I'd
> never noticed the misalignment. I guess a simple explanation is the
> fact that a PO had some rear-end damage, and some repair can be seen
> in the body panel beneath the bottom edge of the trunk lid. I suppose
> that the rear bumper must have been replaced--leaving a slight
> misalignment. Or it could be merely the bumper cover that's
> misaligned. I've never removed it (the rear cover), but presumably it
> attaches at each end in the manner of the front cover, which is easy
> to get wrong.
> Phil
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