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Old 02-02-2017, 10:14 AM   #11
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I understand this is about front bumper brackets, but my only knowledge is about rear bumper brackets.

I installed an aftermarket rear bumper, and it required the aftermarket bumper maker's brackets - and it still did not fit perfect.

Are you using factory or aftermarket front bumper brackets?

I doubt someone would swap out a D21's frame with an older 720 frame. It seems that would be a lot of work, especially since these old D21 frames can be found in the junk yards.
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Old 02-09-2017, 02:26 AM   #12
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I can't tell from the one picture you have up, but one pretty definitive way of telling if it is a 720 frame is torsion bar placement. On the 720, they will be awkardly below the frame, plainly visible from the side of the truck. They are not tucked up like on a hardbody.



Nevermind the generator. Behind it, on the 720, you can see 2 things that drop low. One is a skid plate, the other is the torsion bar. It's about 4" below the body. I wish I had a better pic but the truck is at my shop.
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Can you take a pic of where the bumper brackets bolt on to the frame? Look at my first page the hole for the bottom point of the bracket is missing, but there is a threaded hole on TOP wtf
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On the 720? I can do that. The rear bumper is cobbled up, but the front is straight. It will take a couple days... Probably monday.
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So maybe it took a little longer than a couple days...

On the 720, the bumper bracket bolts on top of the frame, near the steering gear:



It was pretty hard to get other good pics of that bracket, let alone the frame, but for reference:




You can kind of see the bracket thru the bumper cutout, and the two bolt heads.

Better shot of the 720 torsion bar setup:

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The front bumper mounting points changed in 93, from what I understand.
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Everyone please look at my first picture. There is a mounting hole on the top part of the frame and no hole on the bottom to bolt the bumper bracket. I did try both an 87 bumper bracke and a 94
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in your first pic, it appears if you move the mounting bracket up, the hole would line up, don't know if you can move the bracket up though ?

Also the 94 to 97 brackets the angle is different than the earlier brackets, meaning the top mounting hole is further back than the lower hole.
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