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Old 05-12-2020, 08:08 PM   #1
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Can anyone tell me why this bumper does not fit the pre-90's models? It doesn't seem like there is a big difference in the front end.

If it doesn't fit, how hard would it be to fab it to fit?

Here is the bumper I am talking about: https://bumpersuperstore.com/i-11351...RoCpq8QAvD_BwE
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Old 05-12-2020, 10:35 PM   #2
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Different mounting. But it may be something that you could easily modify a mount for. I would contact the company and ask them if they could send images of the mounting system and go from there.
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Old 05-13-2020, 12:27 AM   #3
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Different mounting. But it may be something that you could easily modify a mount for. I would contact the company and ask them if they could send images of the mounting system and go from there.
Solid advice. Much appreciated.
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It should fit as is, but if there is some sort of unknown difference it shouldn’t take much to make it work. You can put a bumper from a 97 on an 87 as long as you use the 97 brackets. It’s very common for companies to list the years of fitment incorrectly.
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I'm pondering purchasing the same for my 86.5. Did you end up pulling the trigger on this? Did you end up being able to use the mounting brackets provided or did you have to fabricate them?
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It should fit as is, but if there is some sort of unknown difference it shouldn’t take much to make it work. You can put a bumper from a 97 on an 87 as long as you use the 97 brackets. It’s very common for companies to list the years of fitment incorrectly.

Does using the 1997 brackets involve welding?
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Does using the 1997 brackets involve welding?
No. They bolt right on, as long as the brackets match the drivetrain. 2wd and 4wd have different brackets. But brackets for a 97 4wd will bolt right on to an 86.5
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