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Old 03-15-2012, 09:59 PM   #1
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60-66 rear bumper ideas

I'm trying to come up with an idea for the rear bumper on my 65. Anyone have an idea? Something you have been thinking about, seen somewhere, etc. Pics are a plus.
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:00 PM   #2
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Re: 60-66 rear bumper ideas

The truck lays body on 22's and is getting 2 toned red and white.
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:12 PM   #3
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Re: 60-66 rear bumper ideas

The coolest bumper idea I have seen was modified a bumper from an early 70's Camaro. I can't find the thread but it was a white step side with a rock music theme and the bed floor was made from licence plates.
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Re: 60-66 rear bumper ideas

Was it a front or rear camaro bumper?
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Old 03-17-2012, 12:13 PM   #5
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Re: 60-66 rear bumper ideas

The 67-72 fleetside rear bumper looks great on the 60-66 trucks, and if I recall, you can use the factory 67-72 brackets. It's got a nice factory look, just enough to make people look at it and scratch their heads.
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Old 03-17-2012, 03:39 PM   #6
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Re: 60-66 rear bumper ideas

Flip the stock bumper over and run dual exhaust out the center where the license plate notch is.
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Was it a front or rear camaro bumper?
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Rear I believe. I found the thread...
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...ght=snare+drum
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:37 PM   #8
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Flip the stock bumper over and run dual exhaust out the center where the license plate notch is.
Any pictures of that?

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Old 03-17-2012, 10:28 PM   #9
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I've got one on my pc at our shop but not on my phone, I'll post one when I get back to that computer. It's just a flipped bumper though, doesn't have the exhaust going out the middle.
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:00 PM   #10
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Re: 60-66 rear bumper ideas

I really like the 67 camaro bumper. It's understated but still looks custom.
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I have been thinking about doing this, but I don't want the plate in the tailgate, and not sure I will be happy with a flip down mount... here is a pic of it, it looks great on a show truck that doesn't need a plate.
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Re: 60-66 rear bumper ideas

Here's the shot I had. Not sure what you'd do about mounting the tag either though.
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Re: 60-66 rear bumper ideas

I kinda like that! Still can't think of a good way to mount the plate either. A powered flip down would be easy. But there has to be another way.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:12 AM   #14
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Re: 60-66 rear bumper ideas

I have a 67-72 bumper on mine with fabbed up brackets. Many people ask if it's upside down.
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Some previous owner flipped mine upside down.


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Re: 60-66 rear bumper ideas

...A cut down 85 El camino rear bumper.....NO tail light issues...
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:23 PM   #18
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Re: 60-66 rear bumper ideas

So far i like the Camaro idea best. I plan on making a plate mount on the front of the bed just above the top of the bedsides so the back of the truck is all smooth.
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Re: 60-66 rear bumper ideas

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The 67-72 fleetside rear bumper looks great on the 60-66 trucks, and if I recall, you can use the factory 67-72 brackets. It's got a nice factory look, just enough to make people look at it and scratch their heads.
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Old 11-01-2017, 01:06 PM   #23
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Re: 60-66 rear bumper ideas

I use a Jeep bumper on the back of my 65. It is pulled up tight to the fenders and looks good. Probably a late 90's early 2000's Jeep. Sorry I don't have a picture. This is on a step side bed.
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Re: 60-66 rear bumper ideas

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I like that bumper! A little rat rod, a little utilitarian. What did you make it out of and how did you attach it.

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Re: 60-66 rear bumper ideas

I have seen the front bumper put on a step side it looked pretty cool. I have always wanted to put on a roll pan with a license plate pocket and then install the bumper with the license plate dip cut out so that it would be a 2 peace bumper.
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