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Rear bumper for my F250

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by PAPlow, Jan 30, 2001.

  1. PAPlow

    PAPlow Member
    Messages: 36

    Looking to replace my rear bumper on my 97 F250. I have the old body style Ford. Anyone know where I may get one to replace it?
     
  2. Skolnick's Landscaping

    Skolnick's Landscaping Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    rear bumper for 97 ford

    PaPlow I would try a junk yard or look in the truck trader for a 97 ford F250 hit in the front end and they will part the truck out to you and you can say you only want the bumper because I did this last week looking for a new bed for a 90 F250 and thats where i found it really cheap too.
     
  3. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,154

    You can buy a dedecnt one from http://www.summitracing.com ,they have thrm,but stay away from the cheap taiwan import bumpers,they rust thru in a few years and are about 1/2 as thick as the factory bumper.
     
  4. Evan528

    Evan528 PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 153

    Rick, why do you want to replace the rear bumper?
     
  5. PAPlow

    PAPlow Member
    Messages: 36

    Thanks guys for your help!

    Evan,

    The reason I need to replace the rear bumper is because during one of the recent snow storms plowing I backed into a lightpole concrete base. Solid ****...let me tell you. Well, I hit the right rear back bumper area. It also put a nice gash in the rear quarter panel...Which sucks big time.
    :( Now I have to get body work done also.

    What can you do!
     
  6. Evan528

    Evan528 PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 153

    That sucks! Didnt we discuss at the luncheon how the same exact thing happend to mike hughes? In the same exact part of the truck!
     
  7. PAPlow

    PAPlow Member
    Messages: 36

    Evan,

    Actually I had the accident before than. I happened during the snow we had mid January. :(
     
  8. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    Sorry to hear about your luck with the bumper.

    If you want to prevent it from happening again,build a ballast bumper (to go on behind the stock bumper) for protection.We have them on all our trucks.Just a piece of 4x4 steel tube filled with concrete and the ends welded shut.Add a 2x2 tube to mount it into your trailer hitch reciever.We also weld on 2 vertical tubes at each end to protect the tailights and give you a visual reference of where the back of the truck is.I tell ya,it has saved me big time on a few occasions.It will also act as ballast and help pull some weight off the front axle.Or you could make another bumper out of an old I-beam ,and just run it in the winter.

    [Edited by wyldman on 02-16-2001 at 10:36 AM]
     
  9. SCAPEASAURUSREX

    SCAPEASAURUSREX Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 196

    I know I'm alittle late on this one , but you guys looking for a serious rear bumper that can take some hits.. Look at Reunel.com they have awsome bumps. front and rear, a little pricy but worth it, I think I paid $300.00 for my rear about 5 years ago... it's made of 1/2" steel and all welded, they gave me the specs and the thing was tested to 20,000lbs with out failure, except for a bolt snapping... SICK...... lots of custom options too..