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I stubbied my rear bumper over a year ago. I cut a v notch in the bumper and folded the ends in. Then I used a soldering iron to melt it back together. This thread ain't about that though.

That worked for me for a little while, but after a while the bumper got beat up and was barely hanging on. Plus the ends kept busting open.

I decided just to take the bumper off, but I didn't like the look with the open frame rails and such. Then it hit me. Just cut the inside of the bumper off to cover the crossmember and frame rails. It works much better and gives me more clearance. The inside of the bumper is smooth and a little grayer than the outside. I thought about painting it, but I figured it would just peel off.

This is for you guys, like me, that just want something to hold you over until you get the nice pretty, expensive bumper.

Old version


Before the cut


Didn't like the unfinished look


Better, I think


 

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I like it, that seems like a nice way to cover the frame rails up.

I have had mine off for a while and didn't like the look either. Plus I was almost rear ended a couple of times and got concerned if someone hit me I was screwed since I didn't have anything back there, so I broke down and bought a Warn rear tube bumper a couple of days ago (still waiting for it to come in).

I wanted to keep the weight down so didn't want a big heavy one and the Warn looks like it is low profile and light enough,,,,guess I'll see when it gets here. I like the look of yours though. cleans up the frame rails nice.
 

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I like it, that seems like a nice way to cover the frame rails up.

I have had mine off for a while and didn't like the look either. Plus I was almost rear ended a couple of times and got concerned if someone hit me I was screwed since I didn't have anything back there, so I broke down and bought a Warn rear tube bumper a couple of days ago (still waiting for it to come in).

I wanted to keep the weight down so didn't want a big heavy one and the Warn looks like it is low profile and light enough,,,,guess I'll see when it gets here. I like the look of yours though. cleans up the frame rails nice.
Thanks, I don't think it will provide much assistance in a wreck though. I doubt the whole factory bumper would do much either.
 

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no, I don't think it will do much in a wreck, but it looks better....and no the 5lb factory wouldn't have done much either, thats why I never put mine back on...
 
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