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Have a look in my new gallery and tell me were are the screws and/or bolts I need to remove to slide the bumper backwards and off?

Suppose it's dead easy for you guys in here!

Thank you!
 

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It's nearly impossible for us to say as I doubt we have any experience of audi 80 rear bumpers. I'd just look to see where the bolts to it are by looking all around the area. On the sides of the car, the bumper is normally screwed into the wheel arch. Then I'd imagine there are attachments on each corner o he back. Haynes manuals are normally good for info. I will check a computer program I have at home later which will show a diagram of the bumper.
 

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As stevee says,should imagine top edge of bumper between lamps where bootlid/tailgates shut on top,then maybe some brackets to backpanel in middle centre & as bumper wraps round qtr panels i should imagine some fixings through arch shields or maybe some nuts on inside of boot like older cars used to have
 

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Blessya Stevee, I've found Haynes for Audi 80 car owners on Amazon and hope it makes everything easier for me. Looks like a very usefull tip to me, tnx!

And then I'll just keep searching for bolts and so till I find them - or till Haynes arrive by post.

The side ones on the wheel arch were easy to see and find but the rest are in the darkness for me so far. I'll have a look again today. Thanks!

Computer program you say?

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[quote user="stevee"]It's nearly impossible for us to say as I doubt we have any experience of audi 80 rear bumpers. I'd just look to see where the bolts to it are by looking all around the area. On the sides of the car, the bumper is normally screwed into the wheel arch. Then I'd imagine there are attachments on each corner o he back. Haynes manuals are normally good for info. I will check a computer program I have at home later which will show a diagram of the bumper.

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Tnx Leach, I'll go and see if I can guess where inside boot, arch shields, qtr (control?) panel, back panel and tailgates could ever be located on the old Audi! Might have to google the meaning of the words first though - but thanks!

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I'm very happy I'm getting some answers in here - it's VERY much appreciated!

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As stevee says,should imagine top edge of bumper between lamps where bootlid/tailgates shut on top,then maybe some brackets to backpanel in middle centre & as bumper wraps round qtr panels i should imagine some fixings through arch shields or maybe some nuts on inside of boot like older cars used to have

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I did clueless. And thre looks to be a bracket on the sides of the bumper. If you cant see the screws/ bolts. Then you might have to take out anything in the way first. Try looking too up by the bumper hits the bottom of the boot, have a poke around that area and see if there's any bolts under any rubber seals.
 

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Will do that, have a poke around and not give up till I find them! Thanks again!

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[quote user="stevee"]I did clueless. And thre looks to be a bracket on the sides of the bumper. If you cant see the screws/ bolts. Then you might have to take out anything in the way first. Try looking too up by the bumper hits the bottom of the boot, have a poke around that area and see if there's any bolts under any rubber seals.

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Qtr panel = quarter panel or side panel,sorry there short terms we use in parts trade when you have only got so much room to get a desription on the screen
 

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So far so good, I think I'm near and have new pics in gallery! Your help is still extremely appreciated as I haven't found help anywhere else in Real Life! THANKS!

http://uk-audis.net/photos/cluelessgirl/default.aspx

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Have a look in my new gallery and tell me were are the screws and/or bolts I need to remove to slide the bumper backwards and off?

Suppose it's dead easy for you guys in here!

Thank you!

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What are you going to do once the bumper is off? Buy a new one? Or attempt a repair on the existing bumper?
 

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Found this on Detailing World. Note that this was a 93 plate 80 saloon but it says theres no difference with the avant

"FA (ETKA for you VAG guys) states that the two big alloy retainers that
slot into the two holes on the rear panel, are different between S2
avant/saloon and the rest of the 80 saloon and avants.

WRONG! they are the same. Apart from the black cap that pops in the
end, one having a sort of rubbery skirt, the other didn't but they
switch over, both alloy brackets are 100% EXACTLY the same. Even the
same part number.

I'd fretted about this and had sourced some if needed, then when I
picked the bumper up from Andy's, was relieved they were there. Just as
well I didn't go buy some new ones, they are around £50 each 8O.

Only parts I needed to buy, where two plastic retainers that are
secured to the body work on the sides. You remove the old ones, fit
these and the S2 bumper secures to it with two pop rivet type plastic
inserts (you can use the old ones you pull out)

To remove old bumper, remove two plastic pop rivet type plugs in the
wheel arch, remove two lower self tappers too, remove circular cover
cap in the black trim in front of the lock catch, remove the self
tapper below it, remove four M10X100mm bolts in the boot floor (two
either side) pull back on the bumper, go round each side and pull back
and down on each corner to unclip it from the retainers and pull the
whole bumper back and off.

There's a black plastic trim the runs along the top edge of the old
bumper, that you need to remove and swap to the new one, it's just
clipped on.

Then it's just a case of offering up new bumper, slotting the alloy
brackets into the holes (slightly unbolt and they move up down left and
right if needed), secure the self tapper in the centre and pop the
circular cover back on, popping in and tightening down the four bolts
in the boot floor and popping in the plastic rivets in the wheel arch,
followed by the two lower self tappers.


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http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=80556&page=2
 

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OMG DaveMK your are a GENIUS!! Can't belive you've found excactly what I needed! Tnx SO much!

Mine is 93' estate should be the same!

[quote user="davemk"]

Found this on Detailing World. Note that this was a 93 plate 80 saloon but it says theres no difference with the avant

"FA (ETKA for you VAG guys) states that the two big alloy retainers that
slot into the two holes on the rear panel, are different between S2
avant/saloon and the rest of the 80 saloon and avants.

WRONG! they are the same. Apart from the black cap that pops in the
end, one having a sort of rubbery skirt, the other didn't but they
switch over, both alloy brackets are 100% EXACTLY the same. Even the
same part number.

I'd fretted about this and had sourced some if needed, then when I
picked the bumper up from Andy's, was relieved they were there. Just as
well I didn't go buy some new ones, they are around £50 each 8O.

Only parts I needed to buy, where two plastic retainers that are
secured to the body work on the sides. You remove the old ones, fit
these and the S2 bumper secures to it with two pop rivet type plastic
inserts (you can use the old ones you pull out)

To remove old bumper, remove two plastic pop rivet type plugs in the
wheel arch, remove two lower self tappers too, remove circular cover
cap in the black trim in front of the lock catch, remove the self
tapper below it, remove four M10X100mm bolts in the boot floor (two
either side) pull back on the bumper, go round each side and pull back
and down on each corner to unclip it from the retainers and pull the
whole bumper back and off.

There's a black plastic trim the runs along the top edge of the old
bumper, that you need to remove and swap to the new one, it's just
clipped on.

Then it's just a case of offering up new bumper, slotting the alloy
brackets into the holes (slightly unbolt and they move up down left and
right if needed), secure the self tapper in the centre and pop the
circular cover back on, popping in and tightening down the four bolts
in the boot floor and popping in the plastic rivets in the wheel arch,
followed by the two lower self tappers.


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http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=80556&page=2

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[quote user="CluelessGirl"]

OMG DaveMK your are a GENIUS!!

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I know, I know. It's a curse sometimes. [<:eek:)]

Let us know how you get on. [Y]
 

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[quote user="davemk"]

[quote user="CluelessGirl"]

OMG DaveMK your are a GENIUS!!

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I know, I know. It's a curse sometimes.


Let us know how you get on.


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How I'm getting on so far...

http://uk-audis.net/photos/cluelessgirl/picture15453.aspx

I'm so proud I've managed to move 2 bolts - one each side of the boot floor - even though they look suspsiciously short! 50mm not 100mm.
"...remove four M10X100mm bolts in the boot floor (two either side)..." (detailingworld, tnx again Dave!)
And there might be 8 each side and not only 4 each side in my Stationcar. And the 2 other bolts I've been working on are just going around themselves once I got them loose. I hope you understand what I mean. And then it's difficult when you're alone and short armed to hold 1 tool under the car and using the other tool turning the bolt inside the boot floor at the same time! But I'll still consider it half a victory and will let you know more 2moro when the daylight is back to help me!

[quote user="davemk"]

[quote user="CluelessGirl"]

OMG DaveMK your are a GENIUS!!

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I know, I know. It's a curse sometimes.


Let us know how you get on.


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Hello is the bumper off yet? i have been looking at your pictures but its hard to make out where the brackets are located on the bumper/car
 

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The bumper is not off yet and the police stopped me last night so really have to give it another go.

I'm stock partly because when working with short arms and alone I can't hold one tool under the car and one in the boot while unscrewing! Partly because I don't know how to remove the inner trimming from the boot to get better access to the bolts.

I've got Haynes Manual

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Hello is the bumper off yet? i have been looking at your pictures but its hard to make out where the brackets are located on the bumper/car

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Doesnt anyone one on here live nearish to you? cant believe your still struggling with this,we'll have to have a forum meet and you bring your car and we will all get involved ripping this bumper off
 
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