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Old 09-08-2009, 03:46 PM
jim22 jim22 is offline
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Unhappy rusty bumper - need sympathy

Left end of front bumper on my 1999 2WD XLT is totally rusted to the point that I could put my fingers through it if I wanted to. I got underneath and decided it was rusted through from the back and was probably beyond repair, so I brushed off the loose stuff and smeared it with Rustoleum rusty metal primer. I'll probably sand off the loose rust on the outside, treat with POR-15, and repaint with Duplicolor. The rest of the bumper is perfect - no rust at all. The only thing I can figure is that it may have gotten some battery acid down there (although I couldn't see any direct evidence of this).

Is this common on Rangers? Where's a good place to look for a replacement? How heavy is it (i.e. will it kill me if I try to take it off?).

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Old 09-08-2009, 04:21 PM
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Not that heavy where it will kill ya...just be up to date on your tetanus shots. Check junkyards for replacements or hope you have a CertiFit Auto Body Parts - Home location near you. After those 2 you can look at NPDonline and there is another site I always forget about. Or you can always go the custom route!
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Sold:2005 XLT 4x4 Ext. Cab. 4.0 Mods: ProComp lights w/ HID swap on tabs, 32x11.5 on 15x8s, CB/PA, black out heads/corners, lil sound system, cranked t-bars, flow 40 dumped, line-x, shell, bed rug, 06+ tails, metal tail gate handle since plastic one shattered, OHC, Mustang Dome.
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