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Old 03-08-2013, 04:45 AM
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alright guys so far yoy've been a huge help with my questions so i'll hit you with another one. i need a new front bumper i was thinking about getting a stock older style one without the cut outs, will this hurt anything?
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:06 AM
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......hmmmm.... not sure, but i would say that ford put them vents there for a reason. Why are u looking to get an older style over the one u have now?
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:12 AM
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......hmmmm.... not sure, but i would say that ford put them vents there for a reason. Why are u looking to get an older style over the one u have now?
the one i have is beat and rusted out so i need a new one anyway. i like the look of the older ones better. i have contemplated getting one and cutting the center out and welding some expanded metal in it for air if i needed to. i also just remembered in my woods i have a front bumper off a mack that i could cut and build a bumper out of if i magically learn how to weld and not just make big clumps that dont hold.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:20 AM
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Not gonnna hurt a thing.
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Well they did put the cut-out bumper on the diesel trucks for more air flow to the radiator (our radiators extend lower than the gassers). But it's pretty well-known that our trucks are way over-cooled; there are some fellas who have even decommissioned their fan. And a LOT of folks put one form or another of aftermarket lighting in those cut-outs, effectively blocking that additional air flow, with no negative consequences wrt. cooling. Not to mention the various solid custom bumpers that folks have fabbed up. But that's one thing you lose with a solid bumper - no "cool" place to mount auxiliary forward lighting.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:43 AM
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i knew id get the answers i was looking for but now you have me thinkin i would like some more lights.....hmmmmm....good ideas guys
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:39 AM
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I built these bumpers for my truck and a buddy's. his white one is a gaser. But they are solid steel and I haven't had any problems are far as cooling goes. Been running these on my powerstroke for 2 years now.


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Old 03-10-2013, 08:57 AM
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i may try to build one like that those are nice. how thick?
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:08 PM
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i may try to build one like that those are nice. how thick?
Those are 1/4. Next time I'll go 3/16 probably. Just had that **** laying around the shop.


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Those are 1/4. Next time I'll go 3/16 probably. Just had that **** laying around the shop.


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i actually have a bumper off a 70's mack i'll make use of
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