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Old 03-20-2013, 08:00 PM
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Default Re: Bent bumper

You could also call the Parts Dept at your local Ford Dealer or Junkyard to find out if there are other models that use the same brackets... I am thinking of Explorers etc since some parts have been interchangeable...
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:04 PM
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The bumpers are deceptively heavy and bolted really tight. You might try having a local shop fabricate a bumper strut for you or repair yours.
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:07 AM
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Do you mean these? LMCtruck.com sells them. Or ebay.
Can't you just straighten them with a vice and hammer?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...4/DSC05101.jpg

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Old 03-21-2013, 08:14 AM
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Do you mean these? LMCtruck.com sells them. Or ebay.
Can't you just straighten them with a vice and hammer?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...4/DSC05101.jpg

Stock rear bumper brackets
absolutely! given a torch (not always needed), a vice, a few hammers, and an anvil, you should be able to get them damn close...i'm right there with you on that cvar! lol
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:35 AM
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Um, they're just SLIGHTLY bent, not mangled into a wad. They're made of thin steel, not kryptonite! LOL
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:37 AM
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excellent! then a hammer and an anvil & it's brand new
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:12 PM
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So I took off the bumper today with the help of a torch to get the two bolts that snapped off out. I took the bumper brackets and used a torch and a plier and the hammer. Straightened them out then put my bumper on an what do you know the hitch I bought for it now fits!
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:58 AM
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well hellz yeah!
glad you got it workin!
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:50 AM
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Thanks to everyone that helped
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:40 AM
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Yay! Good job getting it fixed. Behold the power of a BFH. :-)

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