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bumper issues-New member-need help

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by kind4209, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. kind4209

    kind4209 Junior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 7

    New to site and really need to make some friends. I have a 2001 f350 quad cab dullie(sp?). Just bought an ultramount 8.6' with frame. Installed carton and wired her up. Now for the life of me, I can not re-install my bumper. It is being interfered with the carton frame. I have read and re read the directions and I am positive that I have installed it correctly. This is my 3rd western plow complete install and never had a problem like this. Need help! I am ready to pull my hair out. What do I do? Cut the plastic part of the bumper out? Remove entire piece of plastic and just keep metal bumper? Is there a part that I am missing? I did buy plow used. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. thanks! Vinny
     
  2. purplehavoc

    purplehavoc Member
    Messages: 97

    Most guys just trim the plastic valance where it is interfearing.
    Not really any need to remove the whole piece.
     
  3. tom_mccauley

    tom_mccauley Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    Just trim around the interference point!, you almost answered your own question!, bye the way welcome to ps!
     
  4. kind4209

    kind4209 Junior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 7

    Thanks a bunch

    purple havoc and Mr. Mccauley--awesome! Thanks for the quick response. I will definitely do my part to help others when I can.
     
  5. Gix1k4

    Gix1k4 Senior Member
    Messages: 172

    Did you install the bumper spacer plates between the bumper mount and truck frame? My arctic had the same issue on my F250, I opted to remove the plastic, in case i ever decided to sell the truck. Those plastic pieces can be pricey sometimes.
     
  6. kind4209

    kind4209 Junior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 7

    thnkx for reply

    But by removing bumper plastic 100%, does that affect protection on the underside of the engine/ a/c unit? Would it be best just to cut the slots needed?
     
  7. Gix1k4

    Gix1k4 Senior Member
    Messages: 172

    I think there's a rubber "flap" splash shield under there to keep water and snow out. I've never had problems with stuff getting up under there. In any case, all you would have to do is fab some kind of shield out of sheet metal if it was a problem.
     
  8. kind4209

    kind4209 Junior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 7

    right on

    ok that makes sense! thanks for the post/help