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Old 09-28-2018, 12:26 PM   #1
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Let's talk about Jeep bumper into a econoline

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There are not many options when talking about aftermarket trail bumpers, and they're all way over $1k. some over $2k

Proposed Solution:
Why not adapt a jeep bumper to fit in the Econoline?
If you look at amazon, there are some pretty good looking ones, for a fraction of the price.
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_n...jk+wide+bumper

Choked by the price difference, I started to search if someone has done this before and found this:
https://expeditionportal.com/forum/t...option.154783/
http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/for...ion-17183.html


It seems possible, there should be a custom adaptor in between... Have any of you guys done something similar?
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Old 09-28-2018, 12:53 PM   #2
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MG sells his adaptors for a few hundred dollars (If he still sells them, I haven't checked). I would just get those and be done since all the work is done and done meticulously by him.
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Old 09-28-2018, 01:37 PM   #3
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MG sells his adaptors for a few hundred dollars (If he still sells them, I haven't checked). I would just get those and be done since all the work is done and done meticulously by him.
I've just asked him. Will see where we go from here. Thanks!
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Old 09-28-2018, 05:10 PM   #4
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Our adapters are specially for the ARB Sahara bumper but if you want some basic dimensions of the parts, i can provide.
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Old 09-28-2018, 10:59 PM   #5
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Interesting theory. I've certainly thought of adapting a used name brand f-series bumper before.

I'd have to see one of those really cheap bumpers in person to decide if they'd be good enough, of if they are just a bumper shaped novelty object.
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Old 09-29-2018, 10:47 AM   #6
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.........or if they are just a bumper shaped novelty object.
That describes a lot of the Jeep bumpers out there for sure! I'm thinking you get what you pay for and it's hard for me to think of butchering a well made (read expensive) one.
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If you want to do some welding, Move Bumpers can modify the brackets from a 2008-2010 F250/350 to fit on a 2008+ E350. By the time you powder coat it, you'll be in it for probably close to $700
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Old 09-29-2018, 05:46 PM   #8
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I think a Jeep bumper, at least a Jeep JK bumper, will be a little narrow for an E350, leaving the front end corners vulnerable.




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Old 09-30-2018, 10:07 AM   #9
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I just strapped a piece of 3x5 to the rear flange mounts. Works great.
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Old 10-02-2018, 02:30 PM   #10
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If you want to do some welding, Move Bumpers can modify the brackets from a 2008-2010 F250/350 to fit on a 2008+ E350. By the time you powder coat it, you'll be in it for probably close to $700
I have no experience welding and no place to do it :/


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I just strapped a piece of 3x5 to the rear flange mounts. Works great.
do you have a picture to share?
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