Ford F-350 Bumpers
The Ford F-350 truck may take you across country towing heavy items, off road on the toughest trails, cruising through the snow, or for a quick drive around town. There are many front and rear Ford F-350 bumpers in the case that you need a replacement or an upgrade for your truck. These options vary in color, style, incorporated features, and may be designed for specific purposes, ensuring that you will be able to find the perfect match for you and your Ford.How do you buy the right bumper for your F-350?
When looking to buy a front or rear bumper, the first thing to keep in mind is the model and year of your Ford because some products are only compatible with specific vehicles. It is also important to take note of what parts you need, as bumpers may require brackets, the cover, trim, and various accessories that allow it to function as it should. After narrowing down your search with these key factors, you can then consider other features, including material, shape, design, color, and others, that will play a role in how the bumpers look on your truck overall.How do you replace the front bumper on a Ford F-350?
You can complete this task easily at home with few tools. The steps in installing this part may vary depending on the year and model of your Ford vehicle and the replacement part you purchase.
- When removing the old front bumper, you will first need to reach up behind it to unhook the wiring harnesses that connect to the fog lights.
- Using a socket wrench, remove the nuts and bolts located under the front of the bumper and in the wheel well in front of the front tire that secure the bumper cover. If you cannot see the bolts in the wheel well, you may have to pull aside the splash shield.
- Gently pull and tap the bumper loose from its brackets on each side, using caution to ensure that it doesn't fall when it comes free from the Ford's frame.
- Take any front bumper ends, air dams, brackets, and other accessories and transfer them to the new bumper if you plan to use them.
- Place the new bumper onto the front of your Ford and screw the nuts and bolts to secure it in the right position.
- Reattach the fog light wiring harnesses.
There are many materials that are used to make both aftermarket and OEM bumpers for vehicles. Different manufacturers may use different materials, and the materials to make these parts have also evolved over time. The most common materials used to make the cover of front and rear bumpers include polyester, plastics, polypropylene, fiberglass, and metals, such as steel, chrome, and aluminum. Some covers incorporate an inner lining of foam or rubber to provide extra protection in a collision. The interiors of bumpers that make up part of the Ford's frame are generally made of heavy steel for durability.