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Old 03-17-2006, 11:56 AM   #1
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I am wanting to see if anybody has figured out a good way to make the gap smaller between the top of the bumper and the bottom of the fender on the sides??? I have tried to shim it before with no luck, and the gap drives me crazy b/c it looks like the two pieces weren't made to fit w/ each other.....
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Maybe try re-welding the bumper brackets about 3/4'' higher so the bumper will fit tighter
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I think the people that have done it just use washers to space it up to where they want it. You could reweld the brackets, buts thats a lot of work.
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I got this from another thread a little while back: Pics of my tird..........

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theres an "L" bracket on each side of the bumper if you lay down and look under there. put a jack on that bracket and jack it up little by little until the bumper sits where its suposed to. i had to do that with mine after the fender bender.
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There are side support arms that bolt to the frame and the ends of the bumper. You can loosen those and then take a jack and raise your bumper corners to the desired gap then retighten the support arms. I straightened mine out that way. My bumper used to look like it was tilting backwards.
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wreck your truck and when you put your new bumper on just bend em up lmao. i didn't have it planed that way but i figured i would go ahead sine it was laready liek that. I got mine way upp, touching almost even. but yeah just use a jack, thats what i did.

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