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i know there is a thread for it but i cant find it...can i take off just the front bumper bar on my NNBS or does the whole front bumper have to come off? Im getting it powdercoated black. Me and a friend just bought a powdercoating buisness so if anybody needs powdercoating done or sandblasting let me know....GMFS member discount :shake:
 

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I just had to take mine off:

You gotta undo the entire bumper from the truck, including removing grill to get to a couple of these bolts.

Then once that is off, to get the bumper bar isolated. you'll have to remove both fog lamps, and middle valance it's a retarded puzzle to get everything off the bumper bar. it's about 30 bolts or so.
 

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thanks for the input...i hope to have it off tonight so i can powdercoat it in the morning at the shop...we have been swamped with orders so it may be a few days
 

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its a huge pain in the ass if you don't have air tools/cordless impact.

If you have an air ratchet/an impact gun, you can do it in prolly 15-20 mins, if not figure an hour.

I have to take mine apart and andjust the gap on the bumperwings, maybe Ill do that this weekend. this time I have this little fella on my side.



and my socket adapters, 125 ft lbs FTW
 

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Yeah it's a pain...but I've taken mine apart so many times it goes pretty fast.

There should be 8 or 10 bolts that hold the bumper on. (15 mm I believe(Bigger bolts)) It's easier to work with if you just take the whole bumper off first. (after the grille that is...)
 

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There should be 8 or 10 bolts that hold the bumper on. (15 mm I believe(Bigger bolts)) It's easier to work with if you just take the whole bumper off first. (after the grille that is...)
10 bolts hold the bumper assembly to the truck, you are right at 15mm
there is a slew of bolts holding everything else(fog lamps, valance) to the bumper, which majority are 10mm, the rest are 15mm
 

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FML...i got a guy on eBay wanting to trade me my chrome bumper for his black one...and i want to do it so i can paint it...but fuck....i didnt know i had to remove all that...

How hard is it to remove, for a dumbass like me....?

I guess it just like a puzzle, i cant fuck it up too bad.....
 

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took me like 30 minutes to undo the whole thing once I got it off the truck.

5 min was to look at it and figure out in what order its comes apart
15 was to do one side
5 min to drink a beer
5 min on the other side since I figured it out

once you got the whole thing off the truck
take pictures of how it's put together, so you can reference them when you put it back together, just in case.
 

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hell no, its illegal. I didnt drive it, it sat in my parking lot a day and a half while the bar got painted white.
 

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Its not bad to take off. I've done 1 for a fog light retrofit, but i had air tools and our tranny guys apprentice to do most of it, so dont listen to me.
 

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Its not bad to take off. I've done 1 for a fog light retrofit, but i had air tools and our tranny guys apprentice to do most of it, so dont listen to me.
any power tool makes it a peice of cake.
im gonna yank mine off and i bet it will only take me 20 mins to get it off and readjusted, and another 5 or so to get it mounted back up
 
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