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Re: Rear Bumper Brackets on 53 3100
lynngrove #1335187 Mon Nov 25 2019 05:16 AM
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Re: Rear Bumper Brackets on 53 3100
Fox #1335225 Mon Nov 25 2019 04:28 PM
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1947-54 Factory Assembly Manual

R.P.O. 218 Rear bumper instruction (attached)
Section 0 Sheet 5.00 LINK

R.P.O = Regular Production Option


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Re: Rear Bumper Brackets on 53 3100
Gord&Fran #1348815 Thu Mar 05 2020 01:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Gord&Fran

@Kevin: I will let you know how it goes. Looks like a Springtime project.

Well it's almost Spring and I'm back. It went well, IMO.

Here are some pictures. The brackets are made of 2x2 square tubing and 2x2 angle. The holes in the square tubing are used to attach the brackets to the truck's frame. The holes in the angle are used to attach the chrome face plate.

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Re: Rear Bumper Brackets on 53 3100
lynngrove #1348821 Thu Mar 05 2020 01:35 AM
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Nice Job thumbs_up

The square tubing will be pretty stiff and up to the task. Kind of like doubling up on flat stock.

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Re: Rear Bumper Brackets on 53 3100
lynngrove #1348847 Thu Mar 05 2020 04:27 AM
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Thanks. My original thought was to use flat bar. When you start sketching things out things can change. That's normal.

That 2x2 is skookum. I think it would be easy to add a piece between the two brackets for a trailer hitch. (except I don't want to tow anything - I have a newer truck for that)

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Re: Rear Bumper Brackets on 53 3100
lynngrove #1348864 Thu Mar 05 2020 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by lynngrove
My nephew stopped by today and helped me install the rear bumper assembly on the truck. The brackets fit nicely on the outside of the frame rails (just a little minor prying with a large screwdriver). Once it was slid on, the buttons on the rivets popped into the holes in the frame and held it there while I installed the bolts. Bumper and brackets fit well and look good.

The CounterPart splash apron, not so good. It already had the issue with two of the five mounting tabs not being located correctly, that I had to fix yesterday. Today I discover it is not bent correctly to sit flat on it's own, so the edge of the apron (away from the bumper) angles down, more on one side than the other. It needs some of spacer between it and the brackets, near the truck frame, to hold it up and level with the truck bed. The bigger issue is the curved pieces on the sides, that are supposed to fill the space between the bumper and the back of the fender are about an inch too short. There is a full inch gap behind each fender. I am going to take it off and fabricate something, which I should have done in the first place.

Thanks again to everyone who replied.

Rear apron was not O.E.
Fabricating something good idea

For my front and rear brackets I used extra long bolts held loosely to start all the holes, then drew everything up. Once made up swapped out the long bolts one for one.

Still needed to use a ratchet strap on front brackets.

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