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Fresh powder coat!
« on: May 06, 2019, 11:26:37 AM »
Got my new Marlin Rear Bumper from the Powder Coating guy today! Can't wait to get it on the 85 Bucket!

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Re: Fresh powder coat!
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2019, 05:14:19 PM »
Have you tried mounting this yet?

Mines not lining up

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Re: Fresh powder coat!
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2019, 08:43:56 AM »
I have not tried to install it yet. I plan on going to get the truck from the farm this week and hopefully get it installed.

Do you have pictures of what wasn't lining up correctly?

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Re: Fresh powder coat!
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2019, 08:06:56 AM »
ill try to get some pics and measurements later today

but basically my frame is narrower than the mounts on the bumper

main mounts and the mounts for the corner guards

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Re: Fresh powder coat!
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2019, 08:31:09 AM »
 :shocking: wait a minute

the mounts dont go inside the frame rails??

edit: this pic is from the marlin website


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Re: Fresh powder coat!
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2019, 09:05:01 PM »
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[/url]2019-05-14_08-53-21 by , on Flickr[/img]

 :tantrum: phone won't give me the image address to attach pics

Here's a link instead

Mounting plates are in frame rails, and up against outboard side of frame

Mounting brackets on the bumper are about 1" wider

You can see I bolted one corner guard mount, which sucks the bumper tight to the frame (passenger side)

On the opposite corner guard mount, you can see I can fit my finger in between the mount and the frame (driver side)

Am I trippin???
Too many paint fumes?
More triangulation?
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Re: Fresh powder coat!
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2019, 05:05:55 PM »
[/url]2019-05-14_08-53-21 by , on Flickr[/img]

2nd attempted pic upload

if not heres the album link https://flic.kr/p/TLj9hm

Your links do not work for me. Get some 1/4 inch plate and make some shims!! Put them between the frame and mounting points on the bumper!!


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Re: Fresh powder coat!
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2019, 11:43:15 AM »
Your links do not work for me. Get some 1/4 inch plate and make some shims!! Put them between the frame and mounting points on the bumper!!

i didnt pay no $500 for shim plates  :smack:

(emailed marlin and it sounds like i may have received the wrong bumper, i need to get some better pics for them to be sure)

2019-05-14_06-06-56 by /url], on Flickr

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Re: Fresh powder coat!
« Reply #9 on: Jun 06, 2019, 10:08:53 AM »
I still have not put it on the truck yet. I hope that it fits when I do. Did they ever respond to you getting the wrong one?

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Re: Fresh powder coat!
« Reply #10 on: Jun 06, 2019, 12:26:10 PM »
sounds like i got the wrong bumper

BUT we're still playing the email game, so im not sure

hopefully it gets cleared up in the email i just sent

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Re: Fresh powder coat!
« Reply #11 on: Jun 17, 2019, 10:28:18 AM »
alright so i confirmed with marlin that the bumper is correct  :phone:

turns out my frame is a little wavy, which was the problem all along

once i knew the bumper was good to go, i used some 2 inch bolts and sucked the frame into the bumper and then swapped out the long bolts for the standard 1 inch bolts

long unnecessary problem solved  :hammerhead:

 
 
 
 
 

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