Looking for 72-77 front bumper

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  1. THorn

    THorn Member

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    Oops. I need a front bumper. It took me ages to realize that some previous dingus had put a remote start on this manual truck, or else I'd have disconnected it long ago. I parked in gear, and the remote start button got hit accidentaly in my pocket. It lurched off and took one in the face. I know I'm going to have a merry chase ahead to find a replacement bumper. I'm cruising parts recyclers in OR and WA, but I'm not holding my breath. If anyone has possible connections or resources, I'd be appreciative. Thanks Hilux friends.
     
  2. Zachary Neuman

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    Only 1972-1974 bumpers will fit your truck. Chassis was changed in 1975 along with the face-lift. I need one too. In almost five years I've had no luck. Depending how bad it is you might just have to try and fix it.
     
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    Thanks, that’s good to know. They sure do look the same from the outside. I was actually able to use a 75 bumper, or at least the recycler who shipped it to me said it was from a 75 truck. It was freshly chromed, and not attached to the truck it was with, so maybe I got lucky? It could have been a 74 and labeled incorrectly or maybe it had been altered? I did have to do a slight adaptation to the end brackets that connect to the fenders, but the frame mounting brackets bolted right on.
     
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    My guess would be either a VERY early 1975 or an incorrectly labeled part. I still need one. Can't find one to save my life.
     

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