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Old 12-09-2012, 02:05 PM
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I've worked on my truck before but this is new territory to me. What exactly do I need to buy from ebay to replace the entire front bumper? I see reinforcement + covers + brackets. Do these come together as one assembly?

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http://i.imgur.com/FdjG0.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/G31At.jpg

Florida driving amaright?
 
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:32 PM
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I think it is,
Bumper Cover
Steel Bumper Support (Middle Area)
Plastic Bumper Support

There isnt really any brackets I think, Its just 8 bolts from the Steel Support to a plate welded on the frame end.
The cover is held on by 9 Screws, 3 Across the top under the Grill, and 3 on each side.

You can see the Plastic and Steel Supports here


Here you can see where the Bumper bolts on
 
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:43 PM
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What is that plastic under the cover called? I found a bumper cover for 40$, steel support for 85$. Its pic #1/#2. Thank you immensely for this

http://www.berrysprinter.com/e-Fiche...02-05/05nd.PDF
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Problem Solved! I need brackets + reinforcement + cover!
 

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Was the Plastic and Steel supports just the Reinforcement? Curious to know.
 
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The reinforcement was steel , rest plastic. Still not 100% sure until it comes to my door
 
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:28 PM
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How that happened!
 
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:39 PM
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Run into someone's trailer hitch? My bumper looks similar to that right now though not as bent out of shape. My dad may have backed up a bit too fast last time I was visiting home, I don't park behind him anymore.
 
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I would take the bent one apart and see if a few "well placed whacks" would straighten out the steel enough to hold the plastic cover properly. That plastic can hide a lot of dings in the steel, as long as the contour is beaten into shape.
 
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Yeah was a trailer hitch. The thing is toast and I don't think I can hammer it in place unfortunately unless I was Thor or something.
 
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Just Buy My custom bumper and Next time it will be his hitch that gets bent (not really but there wouldnt be that type of damage)

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