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What is the large metal bar that sits behind the bumper?

That is your actual bumper The bumper you have off is just a cover for your real bumper which is what you are describing. That bumper, the real one, is tied to your frame and is actually absorbing ...
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What are some good options for bumper pushing

The best option I have seen is to put an old tire (without a rim) between the cars. The tire is flexible and provides a large surface area to minimize the possibility of dents and scratches. That ...
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What is the large metal bar that sits behind the bumper?

This part is generally called the impact bar, or sometimes reinforcement bar or bumper reinforcer, and, along with the (often styrofoam, sometimes plastic, missing or hidden in your picture) absorber ...
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Why do trucks have a plastic flap under the front bumper?

As @MooseLucifer said in the comment, these deflector strips are generally there for air deflection. They do two things - one, they change the air pressure under the car helping stability at speed, ...
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BMW 1 Series (2016) Bumper Repair

It will most certainly be more expensive if you get a professional to repair this bumper for you. However, it will be a safe investment on your trade-in if it is restored professionally. We cannot ...
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What is the term for describing the maximum ramp inclination that a vehicle can clear?

The terms commonly used are arrival and departure angle - mostly with 4*4... But to deal with your situation then change the arrival angle by adding blocks to lift the car early. Of course, you could ...
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Mounting front license plate?

The front licence plate bracket on a Civic consists of 3 parts. The first is the part your dealing with. Inside the bumper there should be plates with nuts welded to it. Number 4 in the picture, 2 ...
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Should I be worried about bumper reinforcement condition after being rear ended?

I believe this is the part you need to worry about: It is the rear bumper support and can be found under the bumper cover. As far as how imperative it is to fix, it all depends on the amount of ...
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How to remove the clips of the Honda Emblem. Safely

With a flat thin small screwdriver, you should be able to wiggle under it and pry up a little bit, then move to the opposite side of the same fastener and do the same thing. Working back and forth ...
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What is the term for describing the maximum ramp inclination that a vehicle can clear?

As Solar Mike said, it's called the arrival angle. However, an alternate solution to your problem might be to approach the ramp at an angle instead of straight on. This lets one wheel start raising up ...
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Why do trucks have a plastic flap under the front bumper?

The more air allowed under a vehicle the greater affect this air will have on fuel economy. The lowered front air deflector will reduce the amount of air and thereby improve fuel economy. The large ...
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How to repair a cracked plastic bumper

Sounds like you have the right idea, at least for a temporary repair. You'll have to remove the entire bumber assembly to do this right, and you'll need to go slow as to not break the platic clips ...
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What type of crimping pliers do I need for these connectors

I believe crimping pliers for weather pack, metri-pack, or molex connectors will work. IWISS makes a tool just for those types of connectors. Alternatively, Paladin makes a crimping tool with die ...
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Straighten Metal & Fiberglass Bumper

I think it is very unlikely that you can straighten the steel. I would carefully cut the steel out from the back, get some new steel, weld the brackets back on if necessary, then fibreglass it back in ...
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Scratch front bumper white car

Those scratches cannot be taken out using WD-40. It's a very good cleaner and lubricant, but is not a magic panacea for fixing paint scratches. You may be able to take it to a body shop where they ...
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What are some good options for bumper pushing

Assuming you don't do anything really stupid the worst case scenario is the bumper of the dead vehicle riding up over the bumper of the push vehicle. I have have broken more than one grill doing this....
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Nissan Micra 2015 (K13) - Missing front bumper vent

I suspect the only two places you'll be able to get one of those is either the Nissan Main Dealer or a local breakers yard. I'd suggest giving your local main dealer a call as you may be surprised by ...
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Kia Rio - is lip under front bumper actually needed for anything?

While I completely agree with what @JPhi1618 says as the reasons for the lip being there, I disagree with his assessment as to if you should replace this. While it's not very large, these do help with ...
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What is the term for describing the maximum ramp inclination that a vehicle can clear?

Not really a solution for a daily arrival at a steep driveway, but one that works for 'ugly' speedbumps - though it takes a few tries to get it right. It's worth the effort if you have a low-clearance ...
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Rear Bumper, Reinforcement?

There's 2 things you need to know: the damaged item in your picture is a bumper cover, it's plastic, it's only job is to make the back of your car look pretty. If you take it off, you can bend it and ...
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How to repair a cracked plastic bumper

There are companies that specialize in doing this sort of repair. Many are mobile and can repair it in your driveway. A Google search of "plastic bumper repair" of the Bay area showed a listing for a ...
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What's the best way to re-paint only a corner section of a bumper?

In some cases, it may be acceptable to do only half of the bumper. Color changes in the middle of the bumper are usually less visible than at the sides of the bumper. When I had bumper damage, my ...
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Minor scratching on plastic fender/skirt

If it's a scratch just in the clear coat, then you can wet sand it with 2500 or 3000 grit paper and then use a buffer with a fine polish like in this video. If it's more serious, like down to the ...
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Straighten Metal & Fiberglass Bumper

You shouldn't attempt to repair a bumper. You will not be able to restore the original performance correctly - remember that its job is to absorb impact in order to protect the vehicle (including ...
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What would you estimate needs to be repaired in a bent fender/bumper?

The metal fender needs re-shaping; a good body shop can repair the existing fender piece. The fender will then need to be painted to match the other panels on the car. The bumper cover (the plastic ...
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Putting a Different bumper on my car

The Mk6 Fiesta was subject to a facelift in 2005 when Ford changed a number of things about the car including the headlights and grill along with the front bumper. Apparently facelift parts can be ...
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Scratch front bumper white car

You didn't say where you live, so I'm going to use the Finnish insurance system as an example. There is mandatory "traffic insurance" to pay for all damages you have caused with the exception of ...
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Minor scratching on plastic fender/skirt

I recommend a good buffing and using a soft rubbing compound. "Mother's" brand is what I usually use. Good luck
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What's the best way to re-paint only a corner section of a bumper?

If the final paint coat is only paint then it should be possible, but if it has a colour coat finished with a lacquer coat IMO you will need to do the whole bumper. For the best finish, I would do ...
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What is the name of the parts that cover up the wires in front of the front wheel?

Its called the.. Inner wheel arch.
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