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Old 07-20-2012, 08:24 PM
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Show me your rear bumper

I'm at the stage where the shape and style of rear bumper needs to be determined. My old bumper was a very beefy step bumper that was damaged and repaired several times with too many wrinkles to deal with. I'm not sure which way I'll go chrome or painted, my front is painted and straight, however I'm considering a chrome one up front.
The chrome rear style that is sold by most venders looks nice but the way the ends are it looks at odds with the shape of the rear body, where the ends of the bumper look wider at the bottoms. Has anybody modified or flipped this style bumper.
I'm also considering fabricating one. With my limited cutting and welding skills.
Any/all pictures and or sketches are appreciated.
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Mine is the original version that most farmers tossed out. Not easy to find.
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Thanks Walston! Man every time I see your truck, it inspires me to get after mine.
Did you make your own hanger brackets or are those stock? Most of the places that sell the new re-pop's of this style bumper don't sell hangers for the style-side. Do you have a hidden tow hitch?
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The hangers are stock. I have a hitch that bolts on the frame if I want to tow something. I never have though.
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Mine is the original version that most farmers tossed out. Not easy to find.
That bumper is sweet! I saw one on a unibody at a show and was tempted to remove it and bring it along.
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Just mocked up for now. When I get time I will straighten it out and re-weld the brackets so it sits up a few more inches, the top of the bumper will be right under the tailgate hinge. Also will get reverse lights and built in trailer light connector.

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Here's my post about some bumpers I came across.

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/11...r-bumpers.html


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Keep em coming! I don't usually have a hard time making decisions but with this back bumper its still up in the air.
Not sure if the clean street look like Walston or the bump anything drag everything look of GB Sissons is my choice. I'll probably build something in the middle like Colin has. I do want it to set high and snug to the body with the 2" receiver hitch either in the bumper or hidden behind the license plate. (I think)
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This is my rear bumper, it came with the truck many years ago. At first I wasnīt sure to keep it but then I loved it more and more.

A bit on the dark side but also a clean look. There is a trailer hitch hidden behind it, just unscrew 4 bolts and the bumper comes off.

@ Walston : thatīs a very nice rear bumper ! If I were to change mine for some reason I would love to find one like yours. Nice back up lights also - well, nice truck at all !



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Thanks Tom your truck looks good and so does the bumper. Probably not too many "fridges" around germany.
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Thank you, Wally ....

Well, 20 years ago there were very few but meanwhile more fridges are coming across the ocean. A quick check on a online marketplace showed
me 5 (!) fridges for sale .... not too bad.

Looks like a result of the rising interest in the US for the 57-60 effies, except the sometimes "ugly trucklin`" image. They are just part of the exotic classic american cars to gaze at.
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Mine is the original (B7C-17906-D chrome) version that most farmers tossed out.

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Bumper reproduced. AFAIK, the specific brackets are not.
ALL rear bumpers were optional at additional cost thru 1979. How many farmers bought pickups, then "stepped up" by paying more money for rear (painted or chrome) Styleside contoured rear bumpers?

Ford didn't offer step bumpers until 1967. But, gazillions of aftermarket bumper companies did. All step bumpers have a hole for a trailer hitch ball. Farmers more likely to install step bumpers.

The Styleside contoured bumpers were somewhat scarce, because many people didn't want them. 'Course if you want one, you have other choices besides 1957/60:

If you look for certain 1961/66 Stylesides, you might luck out for a user / 1961/63 "Uni's" use the same bumper / Many 1961/66's came with 1957/60 Styleside Beds.

B7C-17906-D .. Styleside Chrome Contoured Rear Bumper / Reproduced

Applications: 1957/60 F100/350 / 1961/63 F100/250 "Uni" / 1961/65 F100/250 4WD (1957/60 bed) / 1961/66 F350 (1957/60 bed) / 1962/63 F100/250 2WD (not a Uni - 1957/60 bed) / 1966 F250 4WD (1957/60 bed).

No 1957/60 Styleside Beds: 1964/66 F100/250 2WD & 1966 F100 4WD ~ C4TZ-17906-B Chrome Contoured Rear Bumper-dished inwards at the center for the license plate. Mounts directly to bumper.
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Sorry to warm up this older thread, Wally ... but how did you end up with your bumpers ? Seems my front and rear bumper became lost by havinīthem rechromed

Iīve seen the repro stuff and Iīm uncertain about the rear one. Some pics show the spare for the license plate on the back panel upwards and some downwards. Is the contour suitable to flip the rear bumper ?

Now that my bumpers are gone this is maybe the chance to go a different way. Did anybody went to the dark side and found a totally different style to create a unique look ?

Thanks for any input, Tom
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I think the farmer made the bumper I have.

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Sorry to warm up this older thread, Wally ... but how did you end up with your bumpers ? Seems my front and rear bumper became lost by havinīthem rechromed
I'm still running with no rear bumper!
Thats too bad yours were lost.
To me if you could flip the rear bumper and then flip the just the center section to retain the shape around the license plate. It would then fit the over all shape of the rear of the truck.

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I like the idea of this bumpers center portion allowing the tail gate to drop straight down for better access to the bed. but with some rubber bumpers to keep the gate from whacking the tow ball plate.

So I'm still in the research and contemplation stage (where I waste most of my time)

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