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Old 10-25-2010, 08:29 AM
sixshooter sixshooter is offline
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Default hanging a front bumper from a '56 Chevy on my Ranger

I recently acquired a chrome bumper from a '56 Chevy car (Bel Air, I think). It's only a couple inches wider than my '95 Ranger, so I'm thinking about putting it on there in place of my bent and peeling (chrome is coming off due to rust) stock one.

Any thoughts or suggestions?
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:45 AM
blkranger231 blkranger231 is offline
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Default Re: hanging a front bumper from a '56 Chevy on my Ranger

1. Get a new bumper for the Ranger
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2. Cut the Belair bumper then tuck it.
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3. Sell Belair bumper and then see option 1
And if you do cut and tuck I want pics
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:27 AM
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Default Re: hanging a front bumper from a '56 Chevy on my Ranger

there will be pics, fo sho. I did some preliminary photo-chopping and also just held it up over the stock one... should look decent, almost like a handlebar mustache.
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Old 10-25-2010, 12:16 PM
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Default Re: hanging a front bumper from a '56 Chevy on my Ranger

handlebar moustache on a ranger... welcome to 1879!
please, don't do it. but, it's your truck.
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Old 10-25-2010, 05:05 PM
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Default Re: hanging a front bumper from a '56 Chevy on my Ranger

rest easy machine090767. I did some messing around with it tonight and found out that the '56 is a total of 6" high, while the stock one is over a foot with the plastic lip on the bottom. So apart from being about a foot too wide overall, it's also about half as tall as the stock one. So the '56 chevy bumper install is a no-go.

But, while I was messing around with it I did manage to get the stock one hung straighter than it previously was. So, not a total loss!
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