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Old 09-26-2016, 12:38 PM
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53-56 rear bumper mounting

I bought a bumper for my 56 with a set of the brackets. I put the brackets on the bumper and when I put it up on the truck they were too wide for the rear of the frame. I can drill new holes but I thought maybe I was missing something. Are the bumpers all the same 53-56 for all size trucks. Any pics of the bumper mounted would be appreciated
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Old 09-26-2016, 02:22 PM
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They should be the same. I don't see where they have a different number for the different years.


Do you have the brackets installed correctly? Post a pic of wht you have. I'm sure someone will have the answer.
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Old 09-26-2016, 02:27 PM
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All I have is the mustang 2 crossmember installed and nothing else.
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unless you changed the dimensions of the frame it should fit...post a pic when able and I'm sure someone here will be able to help.
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Old 10-21-2017, 12:58 AM
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Finally got bumper on today. I don't know how I was doing it before but tonight it lined up perfectly. Anyone have any advice on how to bring it closer to bed. Unfortunately I put my gas tank between the frame so just moving the holes on the frame are not an option.
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Old 10-21-2017, 07:51 AM
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Mid-Fifty sells " snugger" rear brackets. Brings the bumper up & closer to the bed. Their part # 0603
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Old 10-21-2017, 11:32 AM
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Army I used the snugger brackets to pull it up and in as I am not a good fabricator . That being said I like what they do also since watching some of the cars shows I thought that since I could not read the plate or at least the law that I would narrow the bumper and I like the way that it came out.


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Clean simple and tucked up close...
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I never thought of the license plate mounting. I guess I should figure that out before I modify the bumper
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Here is one of the nicest designs for modifying an F100 bumper for a license plate. When I do these mods I usually narrow the bumper while I am at it.
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I cut a chunk out of the brackets and welded them back together to lift and pull in the bumper.

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smallello looks good I will keep my old bumper hangers and have them ready for what you did.
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I had this one made at a fab shop and chromed
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Clean setup John, looks great!
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Thanks Charlie, I had to make my own brackets for it too straight off the frame like you did. The bumper was an after thought after I got the roll pan. License plate is recessed more than it needed to be...
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