J10 front and rear bumper

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JDooney76
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J10 front and rear bumper

Postby JDooney76 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:17 pm

I am looking for stock looking front and rear bumper. Chrome finish. My truck had custom built steel bumpers made but I want to replace with stock looking chrome bumper with the bumper guards similar to what you see on square body chevys from the 80's. Does anyone have a link to a site that this could be purchased from or is this gonna be a junkyard visit? I figured there must be a universally fit bumper out there that would fit a J10. I don't mind having to customize the mounting since it may need to be modified.

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Re: J10 front and rear bumper

Postby XSapper » Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:17 pm

I would guess a junkyard visit or post a WTB here. The chrome on my sons is flaking off and that seems pretty typical. He wants to build a custom bumper with a winch mount anyways.

What year J10? 1 piece, 3 piece etc.

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tgreese
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Re: J10 front and rear bumper

Postby tgreese » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:03 pm

There is a 3-piece style with a center rail and two ends, and a one-piece style that is later. Pretty sure you aren't going to find anything new in the aftermarket for this, whether it be "universal" or OEM. These trucks are narrow compared to the Ford or Chevy products, like the Dodge Dakota trucks in width. Jeep did some trickery with axle widths and fender flares to make the bed full-sized (ie 4'x8' floor space).

It would be helpful to mention your location or put it in your sig.
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440sixpack
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Re: J10 front and rear bumper

Postby 440sixpack » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:52 pm

As mentioned it depends on the year of your rig. '78 and older had the 3 piece 79 up one piece front bumpers. both can be found but expect to rechrome them if you want really nice stuff.


The rear bumper is going to be pretty much a Jeep thing. the J series is narrower than the other makes to it's going to look stupid to use a universal one. stock rear step bumpers are not that hard to find. just expect to do a little work to get one back to nice condition. chrome wasn't an option on rear bumpers until sometime in the 80's. finding a good one of those will be a chore.

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DustinLangston
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Re: J10 front and rear bumper

Postby DustinLangston » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:12 pm

If it's a single piece front bumper expect to spend a fortune to rechrome it! These were aluminum single piece bumpers that were then chrome plated. The chrome peeled and oxidized underneath. To properly clean, finish and rechrome will run you more than $2500!
It's best to find a somewhat newer bumper that was just polished aluminum. Or to strip and paint/powder coat the bumper.
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