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GEN 1 Gen2 OEM Bumper on Gen1?

Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Exterior Modifications Forum [GEN 1]' started by JefeAZ, Jul 29, 2020.

  1. JefeAZ

    JefeAZ Full Access Member

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    Curious if a Gen 2 OEM bumper will fit on a Gen 1. Has this been done or know why it won't work? Not even sure they are the same width or the bed corners clear

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    No way these would bolt up. Different beds, frames, etc.
     
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    Anything can be tweaked and modified just curious what it would take. Assuming its narrower since the bumper goes under the fender on the Gen2. Anyone have a Gen 1 and 2 bumper they can lay side by side?
     
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    your best bet would be to dovetail your bedsides. pulle the bumper face off of the gen 1 bumper, fab up a plat that you can attach the gen2 face to the gen 1 mounting brackets. that or cut off the bolt plates of he bumper and weld wherever it touches the frame on the gen1. its not a bad idea but def gonna have to break out the grinder and welder...
     
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    Also thank you for posting this. I enjoy these kind of questions and mods. people not afraid to do things a little different. This forum is starting to turn into more and more of a gen2 issues page.
     
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    100% will NOT work.
     
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    Gut feeling is the rear bumper would work fine if you really wanted it, assuming you can make some custom brackets to mount it up. Both have flat tops and should be about the same width. You'd have to deal with the weird hitch setup it has though- the hitch is essentially part of the bumper and it's support. You'd also have 2 cutouts for exhaust tips, and it's still a weak OEM bumper. Not really worth all that pain.

    No way the front works without looking weird. Gen 1 is flat all along the top. Gen 2 steps down in the middle to accommodate the required gaping maw all vehicles have now.
     
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    All the fun stuff involves grinders and welding! As much as I love the dovetail look Im trying to avoid cutting the frame down and I want to keep the hitch, hooks and backup sensors.

    I talked to Foutz and they said the Gen 2 rear is actually a 3 piece bumper. The middle section is welded to the hitch and the ends bolt onto that.
    I need to get the overall length of the Gen 2 rear and see where the bed bends would end up on the Gen 1. This may be way too involved of a project haha
    Yeah I really like Gen 2 front how it steps up on the sides.

    If I get bored/drunk enough I may be attempting something similar to what Rick Kiser did with his front bumper

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    He is also planning on cutting the rear bumper

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    Not a fan of that cut up front bumper, but you gotta love the creativity involved. Still, it's your's, so make it so.
     
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    Welp scratch that idea, I've got a Mazzulla prototype rear bumper on the way

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