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First...yea...it's filthy. I haven't felt like cleaning anything and it rained again this morning so shut up. LOL

OK...started with this:

Yanked the bumper...obviously.

Trashed the blocker beam...not like I need it anyway.

5 minutes with a Sawzall and there's no going back now.

Separated the bumper mounts from the part of frame I lopped off and added some 1/4" flat bar to stiffen it up.

Measured about 40 times and welded the mounts back to the frame.

And that left me with this:

I definitely like how everything lines up better than before.


I had to make some new pieces to stiffen up the bumper...the old ones attached to the blocker beam...didn't take pics of those.
 

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nobody likes a quitter
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It does look better. How long did it take?
 

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RDRCM
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Bout time. Looks good! I wished I had taken pictures when I did it, but I was half scared I would document my failure. LOL


I'm doing my rear bumper sometime between now and TS.
 

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looks good.

all that work for just a inch:ford:
 

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I did when I had an 08 bumper on it a while back...that looked really good with the brackets sectioned 1"
The front was 1 1/2"
 

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Is that 'cause I asked you about it the other day? LOL

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Looks good. I'd really like to do this on mine, it bugs me everyday.
 

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RDRCM
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I ended up doing the rear tonight, sectioned 3/4" on a 99/07 bumper. Looks great, thanks for the motivation Rich. My front measurement was 1-1/2" just as yours though.
 

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Very cool post. Richard nice welding
 

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6Leaker
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looks great Rich, the way it shoulda been in the first place
 

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I got certified as a welder at 17...23 years ago. I like to think I'm OK at it. LOL
and yes...I used the newer header panel with the conversion.
 

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I got certified as a welder at 17...23 years ago. I like to think I'm OK at it. LOL
and yes...I used the newer header panel with the conversion.
i'd say so. LOL wouldn't have thought you were certified and all that, but the welds show it. again, great job man. such a small change made it look quite a bit better.
 

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It looks to me like your grille leans "out" slightly, as in, it's closer to the radiator at the bottom than at the top. Mine does that... It kills me...
 
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