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Old 08-10-2019, 08:29 AM   #1
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Default 1937/38 ford bumpers

Hello, Can anyone tell me how wide bumpers are on a 37/38 coupe and what the arch measurement is Thanks,Mike
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Old 08-10-2019, 11:57 AM   #2
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Default Re: 1937/38 ford bumpers

I thought I had a '37 bumper in the garage, quick review of my inventory produced nada.

I had a '37 for several years, restored two of them so I had a lot of spare parts, most of which have been disposed of. I do know that all '37 bumpers, front/rear and pickups are the same.
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Old 08-10-2019, 12:17 PM   #3
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Default Re: 1937/38 ford bumpers

At least one exception is the rear bumper on a 37 Sedan Delivery. It is way different.
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Old 08-10-2019, 01:27 PM   #4
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Default Re: 1937/38 ford bumpers

The bumpers on my 1937 car are 3 1/2" tall and the is a gap about 1/4" in the center to the floor.

Here are the descriptions of the 1937 and 1938 bumpers from Bob Drake's catalog,

"1937: When installed the end curve goes down like a frown. The bolt holes are just below center line. The rear bumper is different in that it has a larger bow compared to the front.

1938-1939 Standard: When this one is installed the end curve goes up like a smile. The bolt holes are noticeably above center line. Front and rear are the same."

Let me know if you need any more dimensions.

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Old 08-10-2019, 01:56 PM   #5
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Default Re: 1937/38 ford bumpers

I need side to side across front of car then a straight edge side to side measure bow in middle of bumper
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Old 08-10-2019, 03:36 PM   #6
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37 rear bumper is wider and more curved than a 38.
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Old 08-10-2019, 04:34 PM   #7
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Default Re: 1937/38 ford bumpers

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I thought I had a '37 bumper in the garage, quick review of my inventory produced nada.

I had a '37 for several years, restored two of them so I had a lot of spare parts, most of which have been disposed of. I do know that all '37 bumpers, front/rear and pickups are the same.
Bill, I beg to differ. '37 passenger rear bumpers followed the bobbed rear fenders.
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Old 08-10-2019, 05:37 PM   #8
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My 1937 front bumper is 61 5/8" across the front and with about a 5 1/2" bow. The bow is a difficult to measure without taking it off the brackets, which I didn't do.
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Old 08-11-2019, 03:57 AM   #9
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That is what I needed Thanks,mike
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Old 08-11-2019, 10:10 AM   #10
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Bill, I beg to differ. '37 passenger rear bumpers followed the bobbed rear fenders.

Well now, it would seem that someone took it upon himself to alter my comment about rear bumpers, making the type bold in lieu of regular type.
I should have clarified my comment stating that the rear bumpers on station wagons and sedan deliveries can and are different from the regular car line.
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Bill, don't believe everything you think.
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I once thought I was wrong, but then I found that I was mistaken..
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