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Posted By: Rick Brown 1950 chev 1/2 ton front bumper with side guards - Wed Jul 21 2021 03:33 PM
I am in the process of restoring my 1950 chev truck. I just finished sand blasting and painting frame. Now as I reassemble I am noticing the front bumper I have has the front bumper guards and side bumper guards. I can not seem to find the side quards /extensions on any one elses truck so I would gather they are not a legitimate accessory. As you can see in the picture the bumper as a side chrome guard that wraps around. The bumper brackets are also different than stock. Anyone know anything about these?

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Posted By: klhansen Re: 1950 chev 1/2 ton front bumper with side guards - Wed Jul 21 2021 06:14 PM
That whole bumper assembly looks like a car bumper. No idea what it might be off of. A stock bumper has just a slight curvature vertically, but yours appears to bend back sharply on the top (and bottom?). It looks a little shorter than a stock bumper as well. The picture isn't really clear.

As far as it being a legitimate accessory, what constitutes an illegitimate accessory?
Posted By: Rick Brown Re: 1950 chev 1/2 ton front bumper with side guards - Wed Jul 21 2021 09:12 PM
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I will try to get a better picture of just the bumper. But it for sure has seperate end pieces. Good question about the legitimacy of the accessories. I guess if it was sold by the GM dealer I might want to keep it. If this is a special piece I guess I might try to restore. I will also take a picture of the elaborate bumper brackets.

Of course I can always scrap the whole system and buy a reproduction stainless steel bumper to maintain the original look

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Posted By: Fox Re: 1950 chev 1/2 ton front bumper with side guards - Thu Jul 22 2021 05:11 AM
‘53 Pontiac? Very similar.
Posted By: klhansen Re: 1950 chev 1/2 ton front bumper with side guards - Thu Jul 22 2021 05:18 AM
Originally Posted by Fox
‘53 Pontiac? Very similar.
Maybe but would be missing the top part of the outer ends.
Link [seriouswheels.com]
Posted By: elhippie64 Re: 1950 chev 1/2 ton front bumper with side guards - Sun Jul 25 2021 03:50 PM
To me, Looks like 51 Chevy car bumper and guards
Posted By: Fox Re: 1950 chev 1/2 ton front bumper with side guards - Mon Jul 26 2021 04:44 AM
I think hippie has it!

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Posted By: Rick Brown Re: 1950 chev 1/2 ton front bumper with side guards - Wed Jul 28 2021 03:17 PM
makes sense mystery solved. Thanks hippie
Posted By: elhippie64 Re: 1950 chev 1/2 ton front bumper with side guards - Thu Jul 29 2021 02:01 PM
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