73 Front Bumper

Discussion in 'Ranchero Parts Wanted' started by SouthCarolinaRanchero, Nov 16, 2020.

  1. SouthCarolinaRanchero

    SouthCarolinaRanchero In Third Gear

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    Need one that's not rusted and cracked up like mine.
    Well....I cleaned up the rust but still the chrome is cracked up.

    Thanks!
     
  2. SouthCarolinaRanchero

    SouthCarolinaRanchero In Third Gear

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    As long as it mounts up ok I'll take a 74 -76 bumper in good condition.
     
  3. Jimbob

    Jimbob SITE SUPPORTER- SILVER GOLD MEMBER

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    I believe 74-76 front bumper is different, there is a dip under the front grill if i remember correctly that the 73 doesnt have
     
  4. Jeff B.

    Jeff B. In Second Gear GOLD MEMBER

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    73 is definitely different than 74-76. The mounting brackets are not the same. I made that mistake a number of years ago.
     
  5. Dan the ranchero man

    Dan the ranchero man MODERATOR Staff Member

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    73 bumper is exclusive to that year only.
     
  6. SouthCarolinaRanchero

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    Ok..thanks guys....guess I need a 73 only, makes it tougher to find.
    What about Powder Coating a bumper? Any of you ever done that? I think a Powder Coat would look like polished aluminum like my wheels, not as shiny as chrome but still shiny.
     
  7. beerbelly

    beerbelly In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    What I've learned about 'chrome' powder coating is that it falls somewhere between silver paint and true chrome.
     
  8. Jimbob

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    What about chrome wrap? dunno how long it would last, but sure is shiny
     
  9. SouthCarolinaRanchero

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    Ah...never thought about a wrap...only thing is the front bumper has a lot of cracks in the chrome and I don't know if the wrap can be applied smooth enough?
     
  10. Jimbob

    Jimbob SITE SUPPORTER- SILVER GOLD MEMBER

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    You would probably have to strip and paint the bumper first, durability would be my concern, just a thought.
     
  11. SouthCarolinaRanchero

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    I think you're right.
     

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