1965-71 Dodge truck step bumperby kenny exline on 10/29/15
I purchased a 70 Dodge pickup bed a while back that some one had converted into a trailer, it was pretty beat up but it did have a step bumper on it like I have seen on several old dodges from the 60's. It gave me the idea that I would like to have a step bumper on my 68 D100 since I use it for a shop truck and the smooth bumper is a little hard to stand on while climbing into the bed. I took some measurements and made some patterns to build a new bumper.
I used 4" channel and 14 gauge diamond plate just like the original. The channel was a real challenge to bend but I was able to get it done and the finished product came out really nice. This is going to be one tough bumper! I have added these bumpers to the list of parts I will have for sale in the parts section. If you have the early style bed, 1961-65 and want a bumper like this, I would like to make them to fit those years also but I do not have an early bed to use for patterns. If you happen to live near south central Pa and want one of these bumpers contact me and i could possibly use your bed for patterns.