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Old 04-10-2018, 04:29 PM   #26
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Re: 1950 Rear Bumper Brackets (non Drop)

you really are a sicko, I KNEW it.
nice. are those all your cars? cool space. I sorta plan to do something a little cleaner with my garage after I get this truck finished.
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Old 04-10-2018, 04:37 PM   #27
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you really are a sicko, I KNEW it.
nice. are those all your cars? cool space. I sorta plan to do something a little cleaner with my garage after I get this truck finished.
Thanks, I am lucky and my wife shares my car passion so it is a He & She Cave.

These are the old ones we currently have are, I need to get the 50 done and sold so I can finish my the rest of my keepers:

1950 Chevy Truck - The one in this thread
1960 Corvette - Completed
1931 Auburn Phaeton - Completed
1933 Auburn Speedster Boattail - Under restoration
1963 Corvette Split Window Restomod (custom chassis C5 Corvette LS3) - Under restoration
1957 GMC Big Window Restomode (custom chassis C4 Corvette and LS2 under it) - Under restoration
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Old 04-11-2018, 10:17 PM   #28
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Re: 1950 Rear Bumper Brackets (non Drop)

OK, here is an update:

My wife and I went to the shop and pulled the bumper off. We left the brackets on the bumper and just flipped it and slid it back into the frame rails. We were able to get the two bolts closest to the rear in and it left the bumper angled down a little because if we raise it up the bumper brackets hit the bottom of the bed.

I like the height now so I have two options. First I could trim a notch in the top of the bumper bracket so that I can raise it up enough to get the inner bolts in or I just bite the bullet and make a new bracket.

This at least gets the bumper positioned so I can take it in for exhaust on Friday

It defiantly looks better up higher but when I can get it outside I need to spray the tank black then it should hide the tank pretty good.

Thanks for all of the ideas and feedback!

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Old 04-11-2018, 11:19 PM   #29
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muchly improved....looks way better..
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Old 04-11-2018, 11:52 PM   #30
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Re: 1950 Rear Bumper Brackets (non Drop)

Greg's pic in post #8 shows the brackets on the outside of the frame channel.
On my 54 they are mounted on the inside of the channel with what looks like an alignment dimple between the bolts.
Would lowering the brackets to the bottom lip of the rails and drilling new holes in the frame rails give you enough clearance and be positioned satisfactorily ?

It does look a lot nicer up there.
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Old 04-12-2018, 08:18 AM   #31
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Greg's pic in post #8 shows the brackets on the outside of the frame channel.
On my 54 they are mounted on the inside of the channel with what looks like an alignment dimple between the bolts.
Would lowering the brackets to the bottom lip of the rails and drilling new holes in the frame rails give you enough clearance and be positioned satisfactorily ?

It does look a lot nicer up there.
Mine were also on the inside of the frame rail, not sure I could have stretched them to the outside.
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Old 04-12-2018, 11:20 AM   #32
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Mine were also on the inside of the frame rail, not sure I could have stretched them to the outside.
Weird....I wonder if I have mine mounted incorrect. On my 53 Suburban I have them mounted on the outside of the rails. It fits tight and the mock up bumper that I'm using is bent so I figures that was why it fit tight.

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Old 04-12-2018, 09:20 PM   #33
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Re: 1950 Rear Bumper Brackets (non Drop)

Here is what I was planning on doing. The video is called rear bumper tuck. Hope this helps you out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxHbuD9XLDo
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