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?
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.