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Here is a picture, I want to fix this, got a estimate from macco, want $450.

How hard to take off front bumper? What do you think is bent, brackets and bars?
 

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in my opinion the plastic bumpers are cheap. getting a cheap metal one will look better and be more durable than the plastic ones. i’m pretty sure most of the attachments are all push in tabs and some screws, i’ve took my rear bumper off of my 2001 and it was a lot of tabs and screws. if it’s tabs, i wouldn’t be worried about breaking them off when taking the bumper off of the car. just pull and crawl under and look for screws. hope this helps
 

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03 Xterra, I am guessing go to a pull apart..
 

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Bent fender, bent radiator support, bent bumper bracket(s).

$450 sounds like a minor amount of damage. Count your blessings!
 

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I can bend the fender down a bit, not worried about that. I don't think the radiator support is bent.
 

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Is there a bumper stay(s) I should worry about? Also a frame cross member..
 

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Oh, radiator support behind the bumper?
 

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Thanks again for all your replys
 

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When you get the bumper cover off, I think you'll be in pretty good shape. I just fixed mine last year. I got the piece that you' re going to find is bent the most holds all that in place. I tried to straighten it, but it's too flimsy. eBay had all I needed searched for bumper and fender. Turned out good, hardest part was matching 18 year old paint. Good luck
 

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What is the piece that was bent called?
 

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Is it this?

 

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That's the one. Your damage is so light compared to what mine was, you really should pull that cover off. At $450 I'm sure maaco wasn't pricing that in. I got the middle straight, but look at the ends, I couldn't get those right.
 

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I am Getting close to doing this job and I'll take pictures for you guys, but I don't have the means to spend a lot or drive around without a bumper on. I need to buy the most necessary parts off eBay I 🤔 think and do this job In a day or so. I'm hoping it's just that bumper reinforcement.
 

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Here's another bad pic of it. I'll probably just bend the fender down .
 

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I think I just might do this next month when I have some more money. Do you think I need to buy new tabs?
 

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Took the four bolts loose that held the inner bumper together, pulled on the outer bumper at the corners and got the thing to even up. No need for a new bumper. Just maybe will take a hot gun to the plastic now.
 
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