11-20-2004, 08:59:00 PM
Anyone here know how the rear bumper cover fastens on a 79 Z? I am trying to re-assemble one that I didn't take apart and am wondering if it is help in place with the plastic christmas trees or it is bolted in place. Thanks........Rich
11-20-2004, 09:51:00 PM
On my 79z the rear bumper cover was riveted to the bumper reinforcement. Hope this helps
11-20-2004, 11:18:00 PM
Its secured by 20 or so rivits. I suggest you install the bumper than put the cover on.
11-21-2004, 09:52:00 AM
Thanks folks....I bought the car disassembled and also recieved some large containers of assorted nuts and bolts and was having trouble locating the hardware. Issue resolved..........Rich
11-24-2004, 01:27:00 PM
I tried to respond to this earlier but I forgot my password. I had just done this very task on my 79Z. The cover is riveted to the bumper. It was originally, and you can easily duplicate that. I used wide disk, 3/16" by 1/4"(length) pop rivets. The cover uses seven on top, six on the bottom. I agree with Badazz it is better to attach the cover with the bumper attached to the car-cover cant distort in any way. Also, use a contractors grade riveter, believe me, all the rest are a pile of crap. Also there is a spacer that goes between the bumper and the cover, which is also riveted (4 rivets) to the bumper. I disassembled mine because the bumper was a rusting hulk. You didnt mention, but I'd grind and repaint the bumper with POR before reassembling. Since I am in the process of repainting my car, I am removing my newly painted bumper with the reattached newly painted cover for safe storage until the rest of the car is repainted. Good luck!