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Old 02-16-2017, 05:57 AM
Bob C. of Indiana Bob C. of Indiana is offline
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Default Rust Bubble On Rear Bumper

I have a rust bubble on the left rear bumper. First can it be repaired at a reasonable cost, versus a new bumper and would the repair last awhile? If you buy a black bumper, does it have to be painted to match the truck? TIA
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Old 02-16-2017, 07:03 AM
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Default Re: Rust Bubble On Rear Bumper

I would think you could jut find a used one on craigslist. I see tons of them here all the time for little to nothing. I cant imagine shop being cheaper, Labor alone is usually 75 to 100 an hour. I see bumpers for under 50.
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Old 02-16-2017, 07:48 AM
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I would think you could jut find a used one on craigslist. I see tons of them here all the time for little to nothing. I cant imagine shop being cheaper, Labor alone is usually 75 to 100 an hour. I see bumpers for under 50.

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I saw a couple on CL, but figured they could be as bad as the one I got..New ones are around a $100
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Old 02-16-2017, 08:23 AM
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Default Re: Rust Bubble On Rear Bumper

a pretty good local paint shop near me had a special going on - $99 to paint a bumper (front or rear iirc) or $199 for a hood if you dropped off the part. your's is painted, not chrome right?
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Old 02-16-2017, 08:32 AM
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a pretty good local paint shop near me had a special going on - $99 to paint a bumper (front or rear iirc) or $199 for a hood if you dropped off the part. your's is painted, not chrome right?
Yep it's black,might just get a new one,I'll probably paint the inside with Por15 before the install,it's a salt catcher.
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Old 02-16-2017, 02:41 PM
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Default Re: Rust Bubble On Rear Bumper

Something you may want to know about......I don't know what year your Ranger is but what used to be a one piece bumper back in the 04 or 05(?) and back era got replaced with a two piece. This means that the formerly welded to the bumper reinforcement is now a bolt on item and as such, could factor in as you explore options.
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Old 02-16-2017, 03:18 PM
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Something you may want to know about......I don't know what year your Ranger is but what used to be a one piece bumper back in the 04 or 05(?) and back era got replaced with a two piece. This means that the formerly welded to the bumper reinforcement is now a bolt on item and as such, could factor in as you explore options.
Mine is a 2004,it looks like where the salt from Winter would land there from the tires and decay the metal. Here is the bumper I'm considering.Craigslist in Indiana has no decent bumpers available.All the oem bumpers I see for sale on websites are just like mine,do you have a picture of the bumper you are referring too and are they oem?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/350577863192...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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Old 02-16-2017, 09:37 PM
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I would have to crawl under mine or troll the interwebz for a pic, but here's the deal. I had the misfortune of someone backing into me, hit and run, so for $300 I wheeled it into a shop which used OEM parts. The original bumper had the reinforcement welded to the bumper; this reinforcement does among other things, provide for the ball mount on the bumper. Somewhere along the way Ford separated the two and now they are bolt together items, and for me, the shop put on all new shit including the just described reinforcement. The old one piece bumper was a DC'ed item, they had no choice. I wold like to think that if it needs another bumper, that by not having a reinforcement welded oto it, that the bumper would now be cheaper than before.

Here's a linky an ebay listing that shows the separate reinforcement, it's the large item on the top. Hope this explains it.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1993-2011-FO...3D350577863192
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Old 02-17-2017, 03:03 AM
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Okay now I follow you,the link I posted of the bumper for $131, is without the reinforcement by the same seller. Thanks Bill
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