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Thread: Roadster Pickup needs front and rear bumpers, brackets, etcetera

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    Car Year, Make, Model: 1931 Roadster Pickup

    Roadster Pickup needs front and rear bumpers, brackets, etcetera


    I am getting close to the finish with my model A roadster pickup, and the time has come to consider what to use for bumpers. I have considered nerf bars, spreader bars,no bumpers, etcetera, but really I like the look of stock model A bumpers about as good as anything I have seen. I have priced them out at restorers, and would have to mortgage my first and second born children and half of my retirement savings to go that route. I am looking for viable (read that as cheap) alternatives. Since my roadster pickup is a hybrid, I don't really care if they are 28/29 style bumpers, or 30/31 style (yes, they were different). If anybody out there has some used ones in relatively decent shape, email me at brupnow@rogers.com please. I also need the stock front mounting brackets----Since the rear of my pickup is totally custom built, I will have to fabricate my rear bumper brackets.
    Old guy hot rodder

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    Car Year, Make, Model: 29 fendered roadster

    Brian, this is a problem for me too. I am thinking about settling for a spreader bar in front and maybe a rear bumper made out of a piece of 1" or 3/4" diameter bar across the back with home made brackets painted body color and maybe some day chromed? Maybe you can do an experiment for me in that there does not seem to be a spreader bar for Model-As so it would be interesting to me to see how you adapt a '32 spreader bar (available from Speedway). A single 1" diameter steel bar ought to be a good compromise as to strength versus weight for a rear bumper.

    Don Shillady
    Retired Scientist/teen rodder

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