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1956 F100, Bumper VS No Bumper

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by tlmartin84, Jul 26, 2012.

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  1. Bumper

    15 vote(s)
    93.8%
  2. No Bumper

    1 vote(s)
    6.3%
  1. tlmartin84
    Joined: Jul 28, 2011
    Posts: 956

    tlmartin84
    Member
    from WV

    Not sure which way to go, just curious what the hambers think.

    Advantages of no bumper, weight and cost.

    Disadvantages body work, and well bumping something......

    (The rear will have a roll pan)
     
  2. damagedduck
    Joined: Jun 16, 2011
    Posts: 2,341

    damagedduck
    Member
    from Greeley Co

    your talking about rear-right?
    a bumper is there for a reason (in my case) to stop stuff from touching the back of the truck, plenty of cool bumper waiting to be cut down or up, to fit
     
  3. BOWTIE BROWN
    Joined: Mar 30, 2010
    Posts: 3,253

    BOWTIE BROWN
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    Bumper ......tuck it in.My $.02
    B.B.
     
  4. charger
    Joined: Jan 2, 2008
    Posts: 90

    charger
    Member
    from manitoba

    always liked the look of a `mid 50`s chevy 1/2 ton bumper fitted to these trucks, thats whats going onto my `55
     

  5. Ralphies54
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 759

    Ralphies54
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    I cut back the frame horns in the front and pulled the bumper back almost to the body and lowered the rear brackets as low on the frame as possible to bring the bumper down to make room for the license plate.
     

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  6. tlmartin84
    Joined: Jul 28, 2011
    Posts: 956

    tlmartin84
    Member
    from WV

    ralphies.....Do you remember how much you cut out of the frame???

    Or can someone pull a dimension, Id like to shorten the frame before it gets painted and I already have it stripped...
     
  7. Wardog
    Joined: Jan 12, 2010
    Posts: 2,425

    Wardog
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    I'm building a 55 for my father at the minute and am toying with the idea of front and rear rolled pans. So as many pictures of different set ups would be appreciated.
     
  8. Ralphies54
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 759

    Ralphies54
    Member

    tl I don't remember exactly, just hang bumper temporaly and measure distance then decide how close you want your bumper and figure the difference.
    Mine is only 1" from body. One thing to consider is when it's that close the grill and hood become the bumper as they will stick out farther than the bumper. I didn't care ,I was wanting the look.
     
  9. tlmartin84
    Joined: Jul 28, 2011
    Posts: 956

    tlmartin84
    Member
    from WV

    only problem is all of my sheet metal is off, including the cab....
     

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