September 20, 2003

One Smashed Thumb Later

Previously, "Three's the Charm" when it came to screws coming undone after three sprays of WD-40, once a day. (Except for the front license plate screws). So, I tried to remove the rear bumper brackets:

The screws for the rear bumper brackets are located under the fenders behind the tires. There should actually be three locations for the screws, but, this was a non-stock bumper, so it was being held on by only two:

I couldn't get them to budge. I called Mike out, and he was able to "break" them for me, and then I finished removing them. However, usually after you have loosened a screw, you are able to finish removing it with your fingers. These fought to the bitter end. For leverage, I was using a torque wrench to undo the bolts. On one of them, because I wasn't holding it properly, and, not paying attention, I managed to smash my thumb between the wrench handle and the car. After some rather salty language, I was able to completely remove the brackets:

Posted by Valkyre at September 20, 2003 09:19 PM