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  • Difference between WT and J truck front bumper??

    Apparently the PO replaced the widetrack front bumper with a J truck front bumper. The bumper I have does not have mounting holes for the rubber bumpers and nerf strips.

    Are there any other differences between a J truck front bumper and a WT Cherokee front bumper? Length, mounting points, etc? Widetrack front bumpers are hard to come by, so I was thinking about modifying the one I have as a substitute.

    Thanks!
    1983 Cherokee Laredo- last of the finest!
    1986 Grand Wagoneer- gone but not forgotten

  • #2
    The bumper dimensions are the same between the two. The rubber bumpers and strips were most likely an option at one point. I'm fairly certain i've seen pics of J trucks and Cherokees with and without them. I've seen a lot of pics over the years so I might be wrong.
    Originally posted by Ristow
    i bet it was Simon....
    he's such big meanie that way...
    please don't tell him i said that....

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    • #3
      The pre '80 3 piece bumpers will not bolt directly to the post '80 Jeeps and vice versa.
      Originally posted by Ristow
      i bet it was Simon....
      he's such big meanie that way...
      please don't tell him i said that....

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      • #4
        I have an 80 and it did not come with the rubber bump stops.
        80 chief wt
        94 cherokee
        08 wrangler rubicon
        11 liberty

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        • #5
          Mine is an '83 Laredo and the rear, original bumper has the rubber bumperettes and nerf strips . . . so it's a good bet the front bumper came with them as well. The factory brochures and advertisements for '83 all show the Laredo with rubber bumpers and nerf strips.

          The front bumper I have is one piece . . . does anyone forsee problems drilling mounting holes in this bumper? Thanks!
          1983 Cherokee Laredo- last of the finest!
          1986 Grand Wagoneer- gone but not forgotten

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          • #6
            There shouldn't be any problems at all drilling it.
            Originally posted by Ristow
            i bet it was Simon....
            he's such big meanie that way...
            please don't tell him i said that....

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            • #7
              If that bumper is chrome...it will be from a 79 wt...only year jeep made that bumper.

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by SnowShoe
                If that bumper is chrome...it will be from a 79 wt...only year jeep made that bumper.
                The rest is polished aluminum. I beleive it's the Laredo package That has the
                nerf strip both of mine did. I know some Honchos had them also.

                80 Cherokee
                360 ci 727 with
                Comp cams 270 h
                NP208
                Edlebrock performer intake
                Holley 4180
                Msd total multi spark.
                4" rusty's springs
                Member, FSJ Prissy Restoration Association

                If you can't make it better why waste your time. No use repeating the orignal mistakes. I'm to old to push it that's why.

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                • #9
                  My 80 J10 had the chrome bumper with no holes in it other than the six attachment points.
                  WH

                  Dad's J10, Honcho, 1980 Sport Side
                  Build http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=118144

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                  Herbina 1987 Grand Wagoneer




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