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Technical 3100 bumper lowering

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 55zephyr, Nov 27, 2016.

  1. 55zephyr
    Joined: Sep 5, 2013
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    Hi all, has anyone lowered the front bumper on a Chevy 3100 truck ? If so how and how much?
    Any pictures would help greatly.
    Cheers, Ron.
     
  2. Petejoe
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    Why? Is this a custom?
    Can't imagine how this can look good.
     
  3. 55zephyr
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    No, I'm lowering the whole truck keeping the original frame and suspension and have heard that lowering the bumper a touch helps with the look.
    Cheers, Ron.
     
  4. Petejoe
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    Have you considered tucking the bumper closer to the body and modifying or eliminating the gravel guard?

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  5. ...you're lowering the whole truck but can't figure out how to lower the bumper?
     
  6. squirrel
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    Z the brackets?
     
  7. Schwanke Engines
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    The front bumper is already about 2" lower than the front fenders stock, we usually have clearance issues when we slam them because the bumper is so low.

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  8. Id bag the bumper :).
     
  9. 55zephyr
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    Thanks for your replies, the bumper is staying where it is, the truck is going as low as I can get it on the stock frame. Job done.
    Cheers, Ron.
     
  10. Late to the Party
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    Well.......That was easy! :D
     
  11. jvpolvere1
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    Ron, don't get discouraged. You get a lot of good advice and "straight talk" on the HAMB.
    Ask away, mate.

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  13. 55zephyr
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    Thanks mate, I like to think I can rise above sarcasm.
    Good luck, Ron.
     
  14. Flamed48
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    As a fellow 3100 owner the bumper looks fine in the stock location when you lower it, on my truck I've got a 79 Camaro clip and with the front being so low all my grandpa did was trim it so it wouldn't drag or scraping going in an out drive ways
     

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  15. saltflats
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    The one on the right was just moved in and new panels made to fill in the gap. 20160318_140059 (1).jpg
     
  16. 55zephyr
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    Thanks saltflats, that's a super fine looking truck, same colour as mine too. The original panel is out of shape so that seems to be the way to go, does look neater.
    Cheers, Ron.
     
  17. saltflats
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    When I moved this bumper back I just made two separate filler panels.
     

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