Wednesday, January 07, 2015

The Front Bumper

Ripped off the front bumper by backing too close to a stump; mostly the driver's side:

All the little plastic bolt connectors broke off, which is actually a good system - the bumper itself didn't crack.

Reading in the subaru forum, zip ties were suggested.  actually worked pretty well!  I was nervous about taking off the other bits, but it wasn't too hard.

Everything back together in under an hour, including managing my assistant. not too bad!

view from the side after my work:

Still a little gap by the wheel well, but you'd only notice if you knew about it:

$1 tool rescue

Had a moment last week, so we strolled the flea market. A woman had a pile of rusty tools "anything $1!" and so I dug through it ...