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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 09-19-2016, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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2011+ Front Bumper on OBS Ford

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I want a new front bumper for my 97 f350 but want something that looks stock. Ive seen a lot of 08 front bumpers on the OBS trucks but cant find anything for 2011+ front bumpers. Im a graphic designer so I found an image of a 2013 f350 and photoshopped the front bumper onto a 1997 f350. The red truck is not mine, I just grabbed it off the interweb. I also add the light bar to fill in that void between the grill and the top of the bumper.

Id like to get your guys' opinion and maybe see if you know of anyone else that has done this mod.

Also, if any of you guys ever want to see stuff photoshopped onto your trucks to see what it will look like just let me know. I can do it pretty quickly.

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post #2 of 40 (permalink) Old 09-19-2016, 08:09 PM
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Re: 2011+ Front Bumper on OBS Ford

It's not too bad. From what I've read you will have to cut some of your frame off to get the bumper to sit far enough back.
I would be worried about the gap under the grill where you put the light bar. I'm not sure it would fill in enough. It might look ok if you built a filler panel to fill in and recess the light bar into it. Then paint it to match.

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Re: 2011+ Front Bumper on OBS Ford

Idk I've seen 2 with them on before. The one looked like complete $hit and the other was ok. It's just the big gap that turned me off of it.

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Re: 2011+ Front Bumper on OBS Ford

I would just do the 08-10.
Bad spot for the light if you need to work under the hood. Lol

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Re: 2011+ Front Bumper on OBS Ford

X2 for the 08-10

97 F350 cclb
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Dark candy apple now- twas a 7 different color project truck
5spd swap with SBC

And a 98 Chevy k1500 dd - leveled and looks pretty but is slow as hell!!

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post #6 of 40 (permalink) Old 09-20-2016, 04:40 AM Thread Starter
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Re: 2011+ Front Bumper on OBS Ford

Do any of you have pics of the 2011+ mod done on an obs truck? Id like to see what it actually turned out to look like before I scrap the idea. For some reason I cant get over those three giant holes in the bumper on the 08 - 10 mod.

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Re: 2011+ Front Bumper on OBS Ford

Do you know why the holes are there?

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Re: 2011+ Front Bumper on OBS Ford

Just find a 17 bumper. It's flat and should fit good.

I still think the 11+ bumper would look good if you where able to build a filler panel.

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Re: 2011+ Front Bumper on OBS Ford

I don't mean to be rude and you can do whatever you think looks good. But if you are wanting a bumper that "looks stock" as you said in your first post. Just keep the stock bumper. I do not mean to start something with anyone on here, but these trucks in their stock form are beautiful. They have a very classic look that comes across more rugged and "truck-ish".

I feel like there are so many fads out there that spawn from people over thinking things and trying to be "different". Then a new fad is born, whether it be different bumpers, giant "bling" wheels, super wide offset rims and tires, stacks, or giant light bars. Once a couple people do it, everyone wants to do it. It's to the point anymore that if you want your truck to stand out, keep it clean and stock-ish because no one has them like that anymore.

However, you only wanted opinions on the 11+ bumper. So my opinion is no, it does not look good at all. The flowing body lines of the newer bumpers just don't look right on a square "old" truck. If you stock bumper is smashed to crap or rusted out, it would look better than that I guess................

P.S. you did a great job with photoshop. I would have never known that it wasn't an actual photo.
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Re: 2011+ Front Bumper on OBS Ford

Do what you want!! I'll try and dig up those pictures if I can.

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Lots of go fast parts
Dark candy apple now- twas a 7 different color project truck
5spd swap with SBC

And a 98 Chevy k1500 dd - leveled and looks pretty but is slow as hell!!

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