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isaac Oct 17, 11:41am - #18550 
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Fender Reinforcement - Pictures

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Fender/Bumper Re-enforcement
By Isaac DeCoursey @ EverythingCelica.com

Ok guys, you were all probably expecting this from me at one time or another.

I have several front bumpers and I swap them out for different occasions - photos shoots, local videos/movies, import shows, test fitting and as well as one just for daily driving.

After a while the fender attachments to hold on those front bumpers (after several swaps) get loose, tear or even break off. What are you supposed to do now? Take it to a professional bodyshop where they may charge you $100 to fix each side - possibly, but I've got a quick solution for those who are on a budget.

For less than $10 for the parts and everything is easy to install -- NO WELDING REQUIRED.

https://www.celicahobby.com/photos/celica/installs/ins_fender-corner/

I took these photos to write up the guide, but I just haven't gotten around to writing it up yet... but I'm sure that by looking at all the parts in each picture, the procedure should be simple to understand.
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SilverGT Apr 10, 7:20am - #18551 
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i tried to do this, but i couldnt adjust the bracket to the right angle. i just couldnt get the bondini to work with the inner fender and the bracket. around what angle does the bracket have to be (roughly)?
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isaac Apr 10, 7:25am - #18552 
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use metal glue to attach the parts to each other...

and as for the angle, keep sticking it into your clamp and adjusting it to the correct angle you need - depending on how bad your fender is, the angle could be different happywink

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Pinchy Apr 19, 9:57pm - #18553 
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Do you have to take out the stock Blue rubber nut in the fender hole ???
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isaac Apr 20, 3:39am - #18554 
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if thats what your celica came with - yes...
Different years come with different fender bolts - strange as that sounds spineyes

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Mikael Jul 2, 1:46pm - #18555 

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Hi
I not sure to understand how you install it. I know that you replace the stock fender bolt by a new one. But where you attach the second hole of you bracket.

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isaac Jul 2, 4:49pm - #18556 
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^^^
it is REINFORCEMENT, not replacement wink

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Mikael Jul 5, 1:51pm - #18557 

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Originally Posted by isaac
^^^
it is REINFORCEMENT, not replacement wink



Ya, I know, but if a put some bracket, but not a bracket at 90 2sq angle... is it the same thing ?

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