How do I remove ONE of the chrome Roundals on the bumper

335

Asked by Sep 29, 2015 at 11:16 AM about the 1963 Ford Thunderbird

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have slightly damaged the round ( rocket ship)Chrome  back end  on one side of the car that holds the rear light on my 1963 Thunderbird, I caught it on a wall and moved the outside backwards for about 1/2 inch.
I need to know if anyone has had these parts off, the manual shows several screws/bolts but I cant yet see how its held on.
Any suggestions will be appreciated.
thanks
neil

3 Answers

108,185

Are these the bolts you are looking to get off? if so I think you need to remove the bumper in order to reach them..

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
Best Answer Mark helpful
465

Removal of bumper is nessary.

335

Thanks both of you, however I think I may have a late model 1962 Thunderbird as it doesn't have any of those types of fixing you sent me photographs of in the link, . The top of the complete bumper assembly simply "Clicks" on ( rests on the top), then the bottom is pushed in and held with several bolts. I also looked at a video on line "building a 1962 Thunderbird and Lincoln", here you can see the workers clipping and pushing the bottom of the bumper in. For those who have been following my ( now 34 requests) I imported the car ( like a fool I didn't have it checked) and found that dozens of things were wrong or failing ( pop riveted aluminium floor) for example. Now luckily the previous owner hadn't put in those lower bolts so when I caught the rear chrome section on the drive gatepost it simply lifted it out ( two new bolts have now restored the problem. All of you keep responding, every one of the ideas and help on this site have been helpful. Thanks again both of you for responding, Neil London England UK

Your Answer

Thunderbird

Looking for a Used Thunderbird in your area?

CarGurus has 1,101 nationwide Thunderbird listings starting at $6,950.

ZIP:

Ford Thunderbird Experts

  • #1
    Larry Sturgis
    Reputation
    1,640
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,550
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    1,240
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
764 Great Deals out of 42,133 listings starting at $1,300
Used Chevrolet Corvette
258 Great Deals out of 22,054 listings starting at $2,500
Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
55 Great Deals out of 2,693 listings starting at $3,950
Used Porsche 911
106 Great Deals out of 4,933 listings starting at $11,500
Used Chevrolet Impala
593 Great Deals out of 34,531 listings starting at $1,250

Used Cars For Sale

2005 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
84 listings starting at $9,500
2004 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
125 listings starting at $7,500
2003 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 157 listings starting at $8,995
2002 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 364 listings starting at $6,950

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.