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cyclicoyster 03-02-2021 02:14 PM

WTB rear bumper bracket
 
Hey guys, anyone have the rear bumper brackets. I've been looking up and down and can't find any. Thanks

jp2code 03-03-2021 02:22 AM

I bought this 5 years ago to mount one of their bumpers.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0007VM3F2...RDH5QQMH6Y5C1C

I don't know if it works on other bumpers. I thought stock bumpers didn't use separate brackets, but I could be wrong.

89'HBV6 03-03-2021 07:11 PM

What do you need it for?
The 2000 Frontier???

cyclicoyster 03-05-2021 09:17 PM

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Originally Posted by 89'HBV6 (Post 546224)
What do you need it for?
The 2000 Frontier???

Yes sir. I want to get a hitch on it but without the brackets the hitch don't mount.

Hawairish 03-05-2021 11:42 PM

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Originally Posted by cyclicoyster (Post 546327)
Yes sir. I want to get a hitch on it but without the brackets the hitch don't mount.

The hitch mounts to the frame with or without them. The bumper won't mount without them. They share the same frame bolts.

Have any dealerships confirmed that the part is discontinued?

EF2 03-06-2021 04:46 AM

if the hardbody bumper brackets are the same i still have my rear bumper and the brackets are still bolted to it. really didn’t plan on using it again so i’d be willing to part with them, that is, if they’ll fit.

Hawairish 03-07-2021 05:17 AM

They're probably similar enough.

Let me know if some pics would help. I have both my bumper and hitch off the truck right now. I have a set of brackets but I was planning to sell them with the bumper. I bought a replacement bumper that came with brackets, except it's missing a set of holes. Undecided yet which brackets I'll end up using.

Also, supporting pic that the bumper brackets aren't needed for the hitch:

https://i.postimg.cc/k4MZkJd1/IMG-1772.jpg

cyclicoyster 03-08-2021 05:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Hawairish (Post 546366)
They're probably similar enough.

Let me know if some pics would help. I have both my bumper and hitch off the truck right now. I have a set of brackets but I was planning to sell them with the bumper. I bought a replacement bumper that came with brackets, except it's missing a set of holes. Undecided yet which brackets I'll end up using.

Also, supporting pic that the bumper brackets aren't needed for the hitch:

I see...well the hitch i got needed the brackets..which hitch is this? Really appreciate the pictures though.

cyclicoyster 03-08-2021 05:59 PM

All the websites i've tried have discontinued them. don't wanna go to a stealership.

jp2code 03-08-2021 06:06 PM

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Originally Posted by cyclicoyster (Post 546417)
All the websites i've tried have discontinued them. don't wanna go to a stealership.

Find someone parting out their truck. Use Facebook Marketplace, Facebook Groups, and Craigslist for results that are not too far to drive.

But you will probably have to drive.


...or, you could just build a rear bumper or have a local welder build one for you. Bumpers are easy and fun to build, so you might get a lot of replies by posting a wanted listing on a local group.

Hawairish 03-09-2021 07:53 AM

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Originally Posted by cyclicoyster (Post 546416)
I see...well the hitch i got needed the brackets..which hitch is this? Really appreciate the pictures though.

Ah...I see the disconnect. Is yours the Draw-Tite 75186? I'm seeing the pics and instructions at etrailer.com for it, and I see that it uses the bracket on the long-bed install.

That's weird...haven't seen that before, and I'm struggling to trust it. Those brackets are so weak...they bend and buckle at the slightest bump. I've been rear-ended before, and they're designed to just buckle downward. Not sure I could trust the hitch incorporating them, especially with only 2 direct attachments to the frame.

Mine's a Class-III Hidden Hitch from about 15 years ago...I don't think it's available any more. It's similar to the Curt 13831 in that it attaches to the bottom of the frame, but where the Curt uses only 6 bolts to attach (it doesn't use the bumper bracket or bracket holes), mine uses 4 bolts plus another 6 that sandwich the frame between the bumper bracket and a plate that came with the hitch.

The main catch here as that these versions have the mounting plates extending further away from the hitch's crosstube, which allow for full frame attachment. This is the style in my head that wouldn't need the bumper brackets. I wasn't aware the DT style existed.

It looks like your truck may also have a roll pan or not have a bumper. If it has a roll pan, would the brackets interfere with that? Are you just looking to add a hitch and not a bumper? If you just need brackets for the sake of mounting your hitch and not a bumper, I have a CNC plasma table and could cut some 3/16" or 1/4" plates out.

Otherwise, if returning the hitch is an option, I'd consider that. The Curt is a far better option in my opinion, but the DT style probably sufficient depending on what you're pulling. If you do have the factory "roll pan", I'd expect the Curt option to clear it without issue, too.

cyclicoyster 03-09-2021 03:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hawairish (Post 546439)
Ah...I see the disconnect. Is yours the Draw-Tite 75186? I'm seeing the pics and instructions at etrailer.com for it, and I see that it uses the bracket on the long-bed install.

Thanks for the help bud. yeah i returned it already as it wasn't going to work. It looks like the more expensive hitches bypass the need for the bracket. I didn't like that either because those brackets are flimsy. The other hitch is just a few bucks more. im just putting a bike rack and a small utility trailer on it. Thanks again


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