Rear Chassis Restoration

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Hey folks!

I finally got the rear bumper off after a long battle with one rusty bolt. This is what I have.... see pictures.

Any recommendations for moving forward from previous experience? Also, any idea if this part that seems like a "buffer" behind the bumper should just be replaced?

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ClassyJalopy

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I'd take a wire wheel or needle scaler to it and it see if it is salvageable. That would save you the major headache of dealing with the rusty bolts, drilling and re-tapping the broken ones etc.
Then tape up the bodywork and go to town with this: Amazon productAlso coat up the lower rear fender skirts inside and outside, before they lose the battle to rust.
 
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Mine was a lot less rusty than yours but the visual effect was the same; it was pretty ugly. I was also missing the lower support and my brackets were bent. You could go the wire wheel route. Or....
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From Partsouq.

I did have to drill out 4 bolts and retap but that was a fairly straightforward process.
 
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I had the same problem and ended up replacing the rear bar. I also got the whole section back of the rear axle wire brushed and then the whole thing repainted with special epoxy paint.
 
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