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Old 05-27-2012, 08:33 AM
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1975 ford f250 4x4 rear bumper brackets

I am looking to install a original style contour rear bumper on my 1975 ford f250 4x4. I have found reproduction bumpers at LMC and NPD but haven't had any luck finding the brackets for the bumper. Any help would be appreciated. Any opinions on LMC vs NPD bumper quality?
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Good luck finding contour bumper brackets. They're like hen's teeth. Every once in a while you'll find a fellow FTE'er with a pair.

The reasons contour brackets are relatively rare:
1. Bumpers on trucks were optional back in the day;
2. These were work trucks and most wanted to tow something; and,
3. Unlike today, frame-mounted hitches were not yet available on the market.
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not what i wanted to hear...but thanks
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not what i wanted to hear...but thanks
Yeah, well it's the harsh reality.

An option is to use 80s or 90s Bronco brackets like I did. They need to be extended but it's doable. Bring an 18 mm socket & combo wrench when hunting the wrecking yards cuz Ford went metric in the early 80s. Here are some pics to help you out:

Inboard brackets- modified on the left and stock on the right:
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The outboard brackets need to be extended as well:
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Installed!
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I have had and even found some extra and sold on here a few sets of those "hens teeth" contour back bumper brackets. Yes they are a little tricky to locate, try looking at 78/79 Bronco contour back bumper brackets also, I believe they might work also??

NPD bumpers are better quality IMO, but what do HIO SILVAR AND I KNOW about locating parts, evidentily nothing.....hell we have only in real life sat in a Ford once. lol

Welcome to FTE, and while you are locating a ton of these so easy brackets to find get a couple of these here way easier to locate factory push bars for a few of us, well not me cause I have 4.
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Double post cause I have brake fluid in my dang eye and am typing with 2 broke thumbs and a missing middle finger tip (for real). That's your excuse?
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