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Old 01-22-2013, 01:00 PM   #1
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I need a Rear Bumper

My rear bumper was damaged by the PO.
I am looking for a used bumper.
9 inch high, steel, 96-98 inch long, don't have a tape measure with me right now
I have a 91 Silver Eagle 32 on an Oshkosh chassis
Any thoughts?? cannot find anything down here in Miami except guys that think, they can fix the old one at 60.00 an hour and about a days work
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Doesn't seem like it ought to be a full days work to repair that one. You need to find a good welder that works at home. I've always had good luck with Craigslist. Best wishes!
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Doesn't seem like it ought to be a full days work to repair that one. You need to find a good welder that works at home. I've always had good luck with Craigslist. Best wishes!
We thought it was just a simple repair until we heard the same story from three or four body shops.
It seems the PO must have snagged it moving forward and bent the bumper back to about a 45 degree angle, then to make it as right as possible it seems like he then pushed it back against a solid object and bent it back as much as he could, there is now a rip and a ripple in the steel. If I cannot find a replacement bumper for cheap we will just cut it, heat it and bend it as close as we can and weld it, paint it and forget it. It is decoration only.
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Thanks for the tip, I called them and they cannot help me at this time
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A large hammer and anvil, or 2 large hammers...

Press may work too

Since it is painted then get it close, can add materiel to backside for strength.

Then sand, grind, bondo and paint, good to go
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My rear bumper was damaged by the PO.
I am looking for a used bumper.
9 inch high, steel, 96-98 inch long, don't have a tape measure with me right now
I have a 91 Silver Eagle 32 on an Oshkosh chassis
Any thoughts?? cannot find anything down here in Miami except guys that think, they can fix the old one at 60.00 an hour and about a days work
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A large hammer and anvil, or 2 large hammers...

Press may work too

Since it is painted then get it close, can add materiel to backside for strength.

Then sand, grind, bondo and paint, good to go
Got the same advice from a body shop yesterday, they said where the bumper is cracked at the top and bottom to cut another small notch there, then get a torch and heat it till it is bright red and bend or beat it back as best you can, check the fit on the rv, if it looks good weld the cracks, sand, grind, bondo whatever then prime and paint, we will not get it perfect but at least it will not stick out like a sore thumb and it will look a lot better then it does now.
Buddy across the street has the tanks and a welder and knows how to use them, will probably cost me a 12 pack
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That's what I like to here, ingenuity at work! Good for you and don't forget to share pics when you're done!
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