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Old 09-16-2018, 06:48 AM
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Default Anyone ever replace their bumper brackets?

Ordered stuff to swap my 2000 front end with a 2001. As of now the bumper sags a bit- it must have hit something before I bought it. I'll be interested to see what everything looks like when I pull it off to do the swap (looks like it's a good thing the header panel will be replaced) but I know for sure the bumper brackets are out of sorts and bent. I can't find anything on replacing them- is it straight forward undo bolts and slap new ones on? Or is it cut and weld?

Just looking to know roughly what I'm getting myself into before I start ripping it apart. Would love to be prepared with parts on hand.

Here's how bad it sits
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Old 09-16-2018, 05:33 PM
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Default Re: Anyone ever replace their bumper brackets?

I have 2001 Edge and have removed the bumper several times. There are 4 main nut that must be removed
The bolts are held onto the bumper with square tabs. Some of mine have been removed. It's really simple.

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Here is a pic with out the bumper. Maybe it will help
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Old 09-16-2018, 05:36 PM
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Retry with the pic
The four ovals are where the bolts go. 3/4 or 7/8 I think
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Old 09-16-2018, 05:40 PM
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Sorry. I'll get it right soon.lol
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Old 09-17-2018, 07:56 PM
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Default Re: Anyone ever replace their bumper brackets?

i replaced just the face bar, hardest part was separating the lower valance from the the inner support brackets. Most of the smaller bolts were rusted in and hard to get to, to cut out. The 4 main bolts holding the bumper assembly on came out easy


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Old 09-18-2018, 03:47 AM
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Default Re: Anyone ever replace their bumper brackets?

Yep. Replaced my white metal whither a chrome one off of an 03.
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Old 09-23-2018, 11:59 AM
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Default Re: Anyone ever replace their bumper brackets?

What's confusing is that when I look online for new brackets, I see stuff that looks totally different than what's going on with mine. These are the ones that are bent- and not seeing replacements anywhere.



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Old 09-23-2018, 06:34 PM
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Default Anyone ever replace their bumper brackets?

That looks like your looking for the truck side mounts. LMCtruck.com might have thoes, u will have to cut off and weld. Be easier to chain to a tree and bend back


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Old 09-24-2018, 05:48 AM
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Oy. Hope it's possible to fix the sag without cutting and welding.
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Old 09-27-2018, 08:29 PM
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There should be a good 2in roughly to move it up and down


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Old 09-29-2018, 08:43 PM
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The long bracket that goes corner to corner isn't adjustable and the once I posted pics of are only adjustable side to side. Can't figure where the up-down movement would come from.
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Old 09-30-2018, 06:24 PM
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Looks like you could put longer bolts from the bumper, through the brackets and tighten up the slack. Pulling the top of the bumper up to the bottom of the grill.
Top picture: the bracket is bent back. That nut and bolt right in front of it is where the bracket should bolt up. Remove the bumper and bent your bracket to close the gap so you can get the bolt through the hole.
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Old 10-01-2018, 02:36 PM
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Chain it to a tree and pull that SOB back into place


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