As I stated in my tranny post, I am new to HAMB and new to restoring cars. I am not a mechanic by trade, and learning as I go. I was given a 1954 Chevrolet 3100 from a gentleman that passed away at my church. He dropped a mid 70's Chevy 350 in it and replaced the front clip and rear axle from a donor Trans Am. I never even thought about a front clip replacement when I ordered a front bumper. When I went to install it, I noticed the donor frame is much wider than the brackets to mount the bumper. About 6 inches on each side. There are two ways I can think to try and make this work. Remember I am a novice, and this is my first truck so fabrication is new to me. 1 - Weld some metal to the existing frame to make the gap narrower thus giving me supports for the stock bumper mounts. 2 - Try to fabricate my own bumper mounts that will bolt onto the existing frame. I do not have metal bending equipment. The only other option is run with no front bumper. What do you all think?