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Old 05-02-2007, 04:11 AM
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tube bumpers on 79

hey guys i have a 79 f-150 short bed 4x4 lifted with 35's. I was wodnering can you buy front and rear tube bumpers or do you have to make them yourself?
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I've never seen a tube bumper for sale from any company.
I have seen alot of them out there, but custom made.
IF you look at my 79 in my gallery I have pics of my bumpers.
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well my buddy has a 79 and it had a tube bumper on the frotn of it. (it was only bolted on with two 7/16 bolts on each side.) the bumper folds around the sides a little but it rubs the fornt corners of the fenders pretty hard. i gues ill have to extended both sides of the bumper out. it also it bent little bit. i think if i heat it up pretty hot with torch i can straiten it tho. i would liek to make sure where it attaches to the frame its strong. any advice on that?
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Pics would help if possible.
As for heating with a torch - you can do it, just take your time and do not quench it - let it air cool. Otherwise the metal will become brittle.

I've always found it's better to make your own (or havesomeone make for you), rather than trying to fix someone elses mess.

What style are you looking for? Big 3" tube like smittybuilts, or something smaller and more prerunner or trail rig style?

Also - where do you live? I can make um, but I'm sure shipping one would be a pain...
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Here you go Jimmy, http://members.aol.com/sterlingeq/bump97.htm. Looks like they can make what you need. I'm thinking of using them since smittybilt is out of business.

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The one i have is made out of 3inch. i love the look of the 3 inch. i also would liek to adventualy get a back one made up to match.
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I had a pair of factory ones made from what looks like 2" waterpipe (2 pieces stacked on top of each other). Still have the back one, and it uses like a cheaper version of a stepside bumper bracket.
Not sure if they are Smittybilt or who made them. Sold the front one years ago but nobody ever wanted the back one...

I see that style around once in a while on the older trucks, so I'm assuming they were fairly popular in the 70s/80s at once point.
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