Bumper alignment

Discussion in 'Body Work and Exterior Lights' started by wallace, Apr 22, 2015.

  1. wallace

    wallace

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    Car:
    Red 197
    Hope the pictures highlight what im asking, although its worse when actually viewed!

    has anyone got any tips to stop the bumper from keep on popping out of alignment?

    ive had the bumper off but its still being stubborn and popping out again - very annoying. Cant see any damage to the clip parts either?!
     

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  2. litchy

    litchy

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    Had a look at a lots of Clio's, so many are the same and I'm not sure why......
     
  3. Womble

    Womble

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    Location:
    Cumbria
    Car:
    Clio 200
    Clips are broken
     
  4. litchy

    litchy

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    And it's always the passenger side. Think it's more than clips being broken.....
     
  5. wallace

    wallace

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    Car:
    Red 197
    The clips definitely arent broken, damaged or mishappened maybe?
     
  6. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

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    Location:
    Needham Market
    Car:
    LY 200t
    Mine did this, once i removed it to sort out a light one time, when i put it back on it was cured...
     
  7. Raptor6767

    Raptor6767 Gold Member

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    Location:
    Zagreb, Croatia
    Car:
    Renault Sport Clio 197T
    I'm having the same problem. As the 90% of other 197's that had their bumper removed at least once.
     
  8. cliovirgin

    cliovirgin Gold Member

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    Location:
    Callington, Cornwall
    Car:
    197 cup, 220 trophy.
    Mines the same, both sides, just push them back into place every morning.
     
  9. wallace

    wallace

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    Car:
    Red 197
    Cheers Guys, its a case of just accepting it then..............:thumbdown:
     
  10. litchy

    litchy

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    Once that bloody bumper comes off, it never goes back on properly. Not sure why it's the passenger side though. It's funny cause at FCS, most of the 197's had the same problem. The other common problem on the 197 is rust under the rear window wiper.
     
  11. Drummond21

    Drummond21

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    Location:
    Essex
    Car:
    Storm Grey 200
    Mines far worse than that, border line embarrassing after the garage had the bumper off.

    On the ever ending list of jobs to sort :swear:
     
  12. austin197

    austin197

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    Location:
    Norfolk
    Car:
    Albi 197
    Mine does that too on the passenger side! I'm sure there is a fix on here somewhere and I seem to recall it had something to do with the passenger side headlight?
     
  13. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

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    Location:
    Needham Market
    Car:
    LY 200t
    I'm the minority then. Taking the bumper off cured mine :smiley:
     
  14. wallace

    wallace

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    Car:
    Red 197

    I sold a 28year old R5 GT Turbo for my 197 - the list is tiny in comparison to that f**king thing lol
     
  15. wallace

    wallace

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    Car:
    Red 197
    i'll have a play about and if i can get a solution i'l post something up - especially as it seems a common problem.....

    No biggy really but i do like things to line up..........bloody OCD LOL
     
  16. Drummond21

    Drummond21

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    Location:
    Essex
    Car:
    Storm Grey 200
    Let me know if you find anything buddy. You've got to admire the french craftsmanship
     
  17. wallace

    wallace

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    Car:
    Red 197
    Found some time to look at the annoying bumper alignment issue, my solution is by no means a great fix - but it does hold the corner in place and makes removing the bumper not so much of an issue in the future - basically drill bumper&wing and bodge together with a cable tie!

    What im intending on doing for a permanent fix is to either, nylon nut & bolt where ive drilled, or, use a small screw.clip clamp to hopefully hold everything together and stop it popping out.

    Either way its sorted mine and will do for the moment until a proper job can be done as above[​IMG][​IMG]

    Hope this is some kind of help anyway
     

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  18. cliovirgin

    cliovirgin Gold Member

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    Location:
    Callington, Cornwall
    Car:
    197 cup, 220 trophy.
    Bodgit & Scarper !
     
  19. Elbucho

    Elbucho

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    Location:
    Arras, France
    Car:
    C3RS (197)
    One solution:

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    Drill the bumper at these 2 points :kiss:
     

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  20. Chinny375

    Chinny375

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    Location:
    Northampton
    There is a simple & easy fix for this, you have to wedge something between the black plastic support attached below the headlight and the front crash bar, this lifts the bumper up at the corner and holds it in place.
    I will find a picture tomorrow so you can see exactly what i mean.
     

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