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Old 04-18-2018, 01:38 PM   #1
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E-series Front Bumper Interchange?

Hey --- does anyone know (or have experience with) what the "interchangeability" of different years of OEM Ford Econoline front bumpers is?

As in --
Will a "late model" front bumper (2008-2014) bolt to the same mounting points on the front frame rails of an earlier model (1992-2007) front end....?

(And, furthermore.....will it align reasonably with the front fascia/grille/headlights of the 1992-2007 front end....?)



I really like the squared-off/rugged look of the 2008-2014 front bumpers....and they're plentiful, and reasonably cheap.....seems like a neat (and economical) way to make the front end of a 1992-2007 E-series look a bit tougher/modern, if they indeed fit and look good on there.

Anyone know if this works?
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Old 04-19-2018, 04:29 PM   #2
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.....bump......

(or should that be ......bumpER......)
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Old 04-28-2018, 11:28 AM   #3
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Oh what the heck....one more time....it's a Saturday....so why not...

Still fishing for an answer, haha....so BUMP!

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I can't help you out with a knowlegable answer. But I'm willing to throw out some half-assed conjecture.

I think not. My reasoning is because MG Metalworks offers a kit that allows you to bolt an ARB truck bumper onto an Econoline, and he specifies 2008 and up. Seems like if they were the same he wouldn't bother to specify the newer ones.
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I'm pretty sure they will bolt up but the fore/aft and up/down alignment will be off......there will be gaps large enough to make an automotive stylist/designer gasp.

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I think not. My reasoning is because MG Metalworks offers a kit that allows you to bolt an ARB truck bumper onto an Econoline, and he specifies 2008 and up. Seems like if they were the same he wouldn't bother to specify the newer ones.
..and the 2007 and earlier aluminess bumpers are significantly different fore/aft than the 2008+......
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Thanks for the well-considered input/feedback.

I might hit up the guys at Fam Vans (they're local and are awesome to deal with) and see if they have any additional $.02 to weigh in with.
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