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It kind of looks like the gap between the header panel/head lights and the hood is pretty large. You sure you didn't tweak more than just that crossmember?
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reminds me of marcus's tow hooks.
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reminds me of marcus's tow hooks.
hahhaahhah i should fix that huh? if it doesnt' bolt on i can't do it
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It kind of looks like the gap between the header panel/head lights and the hood is pretty large. You sure you didn't tweak more than just that crossmember?
Yep, the cross member was tweaked, not the header panel. I do however have a nice old break in my header panel, that may change out eventually, it's no big deal.
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Yeah, somebody saw me, they just shook their head, and watched me tear my bumper off... I don't know if they were getting my plate no. or not.



No custom front bumper for me, this truck is a daily driver, for the limited use on the trails, it wouldn't be worth it.



Thanks, let me know when you do it, I may be needing it.

I'm thinking maybe we could just cut this one out and weld in a piece of square tubing with the stock bolt locations. I could even make it so that the tow hooks come through the right spot... no more cut up valance. We'll see what happens.

I was just going to say that, but instead of tubing get a solid piece of steel. Will make it stronger for the tow hooks.
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Got the bumper off today, and some more photos of the carnage.

I'm hoping that bending my bumper relocation brackets straight will get the bumper to sit about where it should. I will most likely have to ream out the inside mounting holes on the cross member. The material that houses the outside mounting holes is still straight.

Will driving around with the cross member this busted up and cracked cause any twisting of my frame? I'm looking to put at least 70 miles on the truck before I can even think about boxing it out.


Here you can see the bent up bumper relocation mounts.


I believe this was straight at one time...


Here you can see that the passenger side took more of the damage



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