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Old 10-14-2019, 02:27 PM
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What Should I do? - Front End Damage

One of the biggest things thatís held me back from completely modifying my front end is the damage caused by one of the previous owners The bumper support arm on the passenger side along with the bumper itself is bent/bowed respectively and rusting quickly. I had the frame looked at by a buddy who worked for a frame shop before he moved to S. Africa who said there is a miniscule bend in the frame rail but is not a hazard nor does it cause alignment/tracking issues, so Iím not interested in swapping frames/build up a new truck.

As for an approach to all this, I was thinking of torching/hammering the arm mount back into place as best I can using the opposite support arm/new OEM bumper to test fit and then welding a support from the rail mount to the new arm.

That's my best guess. Any constructive input is greatly appreciated.

Here are a few pics: Bumper Damage - Album on Imgur
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