Installation Instructions for
El Camino Rear Bumper Cover
Place both rear bumper cover and rear quarter panels on the ground
as they will be installed on the vehicle. Line up rear quarter
panel against rear cover so they align properly. Drill a ¼” hole
from rear quarter into cover top and bottom for both sides.
Next remove taillights from bumper. Unscrew pigtails from
taillights and pull through inner bumper and remove bumper, (4
bolts per bumper shock). If you wish to use inner bumper, remove
chrome outer bumper and place cover over inner bumper.
Remove rubber filler under tailgate and both rubber filler sides.
Place cover over inner bumper as it will be installed, (you may
have to trim off 1” or so off the top outsides of inner bumper
depending on thickness of fiberglass). Drill holes in top of bumper
cover and into holes from the rubber filler. Place cover over inner
bumper and install with ¾” sheet metal screws and washers.
Remove left and right side marker lights and disconnect lens from
lights. Drill out side marker attachment holes, (marked in rear
quarters), ¼” drill bit. Put side marker pigtail through rear
quarter and reinstall into lens. Attach lens and quarter with 1 ½”
sheet metal screw back into body loosely. Reattach rear quarter to
cover, (these holes should already be pre-drilled in step 1). When
tightening be sure that quarter and cover align properly. Place
quarter inside rear of rear wheel well. Drill and secure a ¾” sheet
metal screw and washer. Pull slightly out at bottom back of rear
quarter and install final ¾” sheet metal screw.
Center taillight as it will be installed in the bumper cover. Mark
and drill tabs for reinstallation using factory screws. Reinstall
pigtails through inner bumper and back into turn signals. Reattach
turn signals and tighten all attachment points.
If exhaust pipe is covered by the bumper cover you can (1) cut out
cover to accept the exhaust, (2)install exhaust extension, so they
exhaust will hang down lower, (3) cut exhaust tips back far enough
to install exhaust tip turn-downs.