WTB: 8.8 rear & bumper brackets


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WTB: 8.8 rear & bumper brackets

Looking for the following:

-Bumper brackets for a 3” BL on my ‘88.

-Ford 8.8 rear

Preferably with 4.56 or 4.88, but that’s not a deal breaker

Located in MT. Can pick up anywhere in the NW.


Thanks in advance.
 
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They are not very hard to make, I don't know of any company that makes or has made them. The factory bumper mounts on the end of the frame so there are no traditional "brackets" to replace.







I had to lightly notch the bumper so it didn't stick out too far, then trimmed the stock valance to match up with the angle iron.

Sometime when I get really bored I want to notch the angle iron and put a receiver hitch in it with some bracing going back to the frame.
 
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They are not very hard to make, I don't know of any company that makes or has made them. The factory bumper mounts on the end of the frame so there are no traditional "brackets" to replace.







I had to lightly notch the bumper so it didn't stick out too far, then trimmed the stock valance to match up with the angle iron.

Sometime when I get really bored I want to notch the angle iron and put a receiver hitch in it with some bracing going back to the frame.
Thanks for the pics.
 

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Still looking for an 8.8? I have one in Bismarck ND but it's drum-brakes and 3.27's.
 

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try turning rear brackets upside down and switch sides,worked on my 94 ranger but yours may be different. I had to drill one hole on each side.
 


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