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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.