The brackets are usually made from spring steel.
Missouri City, Texas
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> From: Lewis Osborn [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2000 8:10 PM
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> Subject: Re: Fw: [oletrucks] '46 rear bumper
> Monday, December 11, 2000, 5:48:11 PM, Michael wrote:
> > Guys,
> > I learned something new today. My '46 3/4 ton pick up is an unusual
> beast -
> > the first true 3/4 ton Chevy made that has 8 lugs in the rear, different
> > brake shoes in the front, and, by the way most importantly, a different
> > frame. My frame is 36" wide and this width is unique. Jeff from Bowtie
> > Bits said that the 3/4's were mostly flat beds and so that a rear bumper
> > rare.
> Could be... I've seen 3/4 tons in those years - the bed is noticeably
> different from the 1/2 ton - but, it's true, not many of them.
> > So that is why the brackets did not fit - they were for a different
> > width. I did learn from you guys how to mount the frame extensions.
> > does anyone know if there is such a thing as a '46 3/4 ton bracket? I
> > I could take a 48" piece of flat stock that matches and make the
> > that way. Any thoughts?
> I don't have my brackets readily at hand at the moment, but I imagine
> that they were fairly hard steel. Obviously, it'd look just fine with
> mild steel - and you're probably not planning on putting the bumper to
> the test, anyway. <G> As I remember, my brackets look just like the one
> in Whitney's picture.
> >> By the way, that's pretty incredible to have a one owner truck.
> Yes, it's neat to know the history, and to have all of the memories
> associated with it. I just wish I would have paid a bit more attention
> to it 10-15 years ago; I wouldn't have had near the work now, if I had.
> Lewis - K7LVO - Medford, OR - Valley of the Rogue
> The Forty - 1940 Chevy Pickup - One Owner
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