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Old 10-06-2018, 06:08 PM   #1
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rear bumper help

Hey everyone. I have a 1984 c20 and I have the old big heavy rear bumper and I was wanting to get a new chrome smoothy for the back... But I still want to have my tow-hitch for pulling my trailers. So will I need new brackets and new tow package?

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Old 10-08-2018, 11:22 AM   #2
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Hey everyone. I have a 1984 c20 and I have the old big heavy rear bumper and I was wanting to get a new chrome smoothy for the back... But I still want to have my tow-hitch for pulling my trailers. So will I need new brackets and new tow package?

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What's the current set-up? Bumper mounted ball or under the truck mounted hitch/receiver set-up?

Going to a smooth chrome 'sport' style bumper will require the under truck mounted hitch/receiver style set-up.
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Old 10-08-2018, 04:26 PM   #3
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Re: rear bumper help

It has the hitch/receiver. So therefor I will have no problem with getting the smooth right?
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Old 10-08-2018, 04:57 PM   #4
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Re: rear bumper help

Most standard aftermarket hitches mount under the frame. The receiver tube + ball mount are usually located completely under the plate opening on the bumper.

You can research a hitch set-up for a Suburban, Blazer, or C10/20/30 w/the optional 'Sport' bumper. This could possibly provide measurements that you can compare to what's currently under the truck. Once you know/compare those numbers, as long as the ball mount is under the plate, the Sport bumper should swap w/o issue.

I have a 'hidden-hitch' set-up under my CC Square-body dually. It keeps the receiver tube tighter/closer to the frame which puts the ball mount positioned directly behind the license plate. I prefer the hitch tucked & out of site when not being used. I simply flip the plate up out of the way when I need to install the ball mount to tow the trailer.
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Old 10-08-2018, 05:25 PM   #5
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Re: rear bumper help

ok thank you ill do some looking around.. Here are a few pics of mine.
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Old 10-09-2018, 09:35 AM   #6
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Re: rear bumper help

That shouldn't be an issue.
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Old 10-09-2018, 11:06 AM   #7
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awesome thank you!
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Old 10-09-2018, 03:36 PM   #9
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Re: rear bumper help

thats a factory style or even o.e.m unit on the back .

you are looking for a sport rear bumper style like blazer & suburban all used and some trucks .

there the same bumper but specific brackets for each frame style .

i got mine off a 2wd c-10 suburban and only needed inner middle brackets . the outer ones were the same . bolted right up to my c-10 pickup .

made my own hidden hitch to hide all of it up in behind the flip down plate setup .
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Old 10-11-2018, 01:21 AM   #10
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Truck looks good sweetk30.
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