Fiberglass Rear Bumper…
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We love our 2nd Gen 2009, 995 but the awkwardly narrow and high rear fiberglass bumper is of poor utility and makes entry and exit highly difficult, especially when resting atop a 4x4 truck…Yet due to the flimsy fiberglass substrate, I’d found no practical way to attach what might be a far better folding, aluminum stair case set that’s capable of resting atop ground level enabling ingress and egress a far easier and confident proposition…

Heretofore, it’s been difficult to brainstorm a practical modification that might help overcome this hinged single step, and high narrow bumper that would make door access far more accessible and safer, especially so while now in our retirement years…

But as the old saying goes, “necessity is the mother of invention” so I’m now forced to revisit and finally address this poor bumper design, this due to transitioning from our present Ram 3500 DRW to a new Ram 5500 (on order) with a 6” taller steel flatbed (e.g. 6” taller than a conventional 3500 bed).

So finally I’m now working on a concept and fabrication, and as this develops I’ll post the build and final product…

3 tons - our present rig:


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Fiberglass Rear Bumper… - by 3 tons - 05-10-2023, 11:22 PM
RE: Fiberglass Rear Bumper… - by 3 tons - 05-24-2023, 08:09 AM
RE: Fiberglass Rear Bumper… - by admin-rich - 05-26-2023, 06:50 AM
RE: Fiberglass Rear Bumper… - by 3 tons - 05-29-2023, 09:16 PM
RE: Fiberglass Rear Bumper… - by 3 tons - 06-15-2023, 06:49 PM
RE: Fiberglass Rear Bumper… - by 3 tons - 06-23-2023, 09:34 PM
RE: Fiberglass Rear Bumper… - by 3 tons - 07-04-2023, 04:08 PM
RE: Fiberglass Rear Bumper… - by admin-rich - 07-04-2023, 04:43 PM
RE: Fiberglass Rear Bumper… - by 3 tons - 07-04-2023, 06:54 PM
RE: Fiberglass Rear Bumper… - by admin-rich - 07-05-2023, 05:31 AM
RE: Fiberglass Rear Bumper… - by 3 tons - 07-05-2023, 08:21 AM
RE: Fiberglass Rear Bumper… - by 3 tons - 07-05-2023, 09:23 AM
RE: Fiberglass Rear Bumper… - by 3 tons - 07-05-2023, 02:45 PM

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