Newbie with a bumber question

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  1. KCk51974

    KCk51974 Registered Member Premium Member

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    Took off the bumper to my 1970 blazer because it was leaning towards one side. Appears the prior owner cut the inner braces and rigged it with a differernt brace that has now cracked.

    According to LMC Truck, the 67-72 blazer didn't use a brace, but rather the bumper connected to the frame. has anyone used a brace for say a suburban of same vintage to connect the bumper to where the frame has been cut? If not, any other suggestions? Thanks for any thoughts/assistance.

    Picture of the removed brace and showing where the frame has been cut in two places are attached.

    DJ in KC

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    It looks like you are missing some brackets to connect the frame to the bumper. I say this based on what the trucks use for the sport bumper. The braces similar to what you have go out towards the outer ends, approximately half way between the frame and the end of the bumper.

    Now, one question is, what is your bumper?
     
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    What? Or where?
     
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    Thanks guys. Here is the bumper I removed.

    the right side brackets which were connected to just inside where the frame was cut appear to be brackets used for other Chevy (non-blazer) models. The inside left bracket cracked. The other three (left and right) are fine. Gonna try to get another inside left bracket. They are only $16. The prior owner had a hitch mounted on the bumper, which I think contributed to the bracket cracking under the added weight.

    Any other ideas are welcome. Thanks again.

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    Yup, that's a sport bumper, or car bumper as some used to call it. I would agree with you that the hitch helped to break things.
    Sounds like you are on the right track for getting it put back on properly.
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    Thanks. Hope it’s only a $16 fix!
     
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