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Seth G
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Post by Seth G Fri May 22, 2020 12:53 pm

I'm curious if anyone has installed an early Bronco bumper on their van? They are fairly cheap and appear to be the perfect width @ 68 1/2" or so and appear to be a similar shape. Compare that to the 75" of my 64's front bumper. They do mount totally different of course.

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Post by vanny Fri May 22, 2020 3:13 pm

Seth, I asked that question before and got very little response...like you said, it's the perfect width but not quite the same shape. i've seen them on Broncos and they don't look too bad...and you can get them at a reasonable price...

 I think there was an early Econo that had one mounted but I haven't been able to find the pic...if I do, I will post it...

I still haven't found the Bronco bumper pics but here's a couple of guys who put Camaro bumpers and they look pretty sharp...

HipEVan (Eric) rear... Bronco Bumper Hipeva10

and Dan from Econo FB site Camaro on front... Bronco Bumper Econoc21


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Post by thebronc4019 Sat May 23, 2020 4:10 am

I was thinking that a first generation Camaro bumper would look good on my van, do you know what year the bumper was from on the blue van in the previous post?
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Post by vanny Sat May 23, 2020 4:48 am

Bronc, the bumper on Eric's (Hip E van) blue van is from a 69 Camaro...Here's his thread with info and pics of the bumper...  https://vintage-vans.forumotion.com/t51119p100-my-new-63-falcon

Seth, here's a pic from the FB econo site a a Bronco bumper on the van...the ends of the bumper angle in and kinda match the angled shape of the Econo chin as well...

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Post by jrdunn96 Sat May 23, 2020 6:59 am

That looks good! It looks like a truck bumper, while the from the Camaro looks like a car bumper. I guess it comes down to the look you are going for.
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Post by Marq Wed May 27, 2020 1:49 am

Yea, but no bumpers look the best!

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Post by vanny Wed May 27, 2020 8:35 am

Marq... Until you bump into something or until something bumps into you... affraid affraid


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Post by Seth G Wed May 27, 2020 9:22 am

jrdunn96 wrote:That looks good! It looks like a truck bumper, while the from the Camaro looks like a car bumper. I guess it comes down to the look you are going for.

I agree, I like the truck look.

Marq wrote:Yea, but no bumpers look the best!

In some states no bumper is a no-no. Vehicles are required to have bumpers front and rear here in WA. I did drive my van for a time without bumpers though... Twisted Evil

I'm going to section and re-weld my bumper, "foose" it as the other thread suggests. But If I wanted chrome bumpers at some point these Bronc bumpers may be the way I go, b/c my bumpers are pretty hammered.
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Post by jrdunn96 Wed May 27, 2020 6:55 pm

Marq wrote:Yea, but no bumpers look the best!

Yeah, it looks good but I'm afraid my truck would have some new dimples. Sad
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Post by Murdock Thu May 28, 2020 10:49 pm

I have a Camaro bumper waiting to be put on but I have not figured out the bracket yet. I am currently running no bumpers but I don't want to for much longer.
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Post by vanny Fri May 29, 2020 12:37 pm

Murdock wrote:I have a Camaro bumper waiting to be put on but I have not figured out the bracket yet.  I am currently running no bumpers but I don't want to for much longer.

Murdock, you might want to PM Hip E Van (Eric) and ask him how he did his...It turned out nice!!!


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Post by chrlsful Sun May 31, 2020 11:12 pm

"... section and re-weld my bumper, "foose" it as the other thread suggests..."
Wha...? Pic?
If it is chrome I think there's some paste that will keep it frm loosing that. The
'sectioning', plasma would need the same treatment while the saw, not.
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Post by Seth G Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:17 am

Hi Chad, that's why the Bronc Bumper. My original will get sectioned and painted. If I wanted a chrome bumper like the Bronc bumper, it would be installed as is.
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Post by chrlsful Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:33 pm

bronks have both plain (white, a few might come in blk) and chrome.
"...section and re-weld my bumper, "foose" it..."
can U describe it or shall I wait 4 a pic?
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Post by Barnabas Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:14 am

chrlsful wrote:bronks have both plain (white, a few might come in blk) and chrome.
"...section and re-weld my bumper, "foose" it..."
can U describe it or shall I wait 4 a pic?

Chip Foose was famous for shortening bumpers to make them better hug the body lines.

If there is a special feature in the center of the bumper, then sometimes a section is taken out near the right end and left end. It is all welded back together, and painted or rechromed.

Folks will do this with an Econoline 1961-1964 front bumper because they are too long and stick way out.
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Post by chrlsful Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:25 am

I'd pull the lill 4 x 4 grill'n chrome IT.
aahahahaaa
"frenching' I could see (pull in closer to the body) like the camaros
front'n rear above.  Can never account for tastes, eh?...
'S Y they got chocolate and vanilla Twisted Evil
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Post by Seth G Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:11 pm

You can get anything you want for those damned Bronco's. Hell, you can build one all new from the ground up, better than ever. It'll cost ya 60 grand, but yeah, must be nice. Out here in Econoland it's quite different. Get's you thinking for yourself, how can I get this done cheap, easy and replaceable? Maybe w/o the easy.
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Post by chrlsful Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:14 pm

not 1 prt on these things easy, eh, bra?
'N I got n dough so that's not a solution either, 38 yrs of ownership & not even close.
Havin fun tho
jocolor
So "section" to move the ends in.
foose is what? (I think he's that sketcher, among other net-nicks)
and the weld is a remount?

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