Cactus basher..lightning bar ..bush bar

Regina

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Hi there are the factory front bash bars rare as hens teeth?? And what are they selling for if you can find one .. ..still searching.......
 
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Haven’t seen a good original in years, however they are fairly simple to make a a fab shop. Check with some local welding shops or you can do like I did buy a tube bender, or find some used roll cages. You can usually find them cheap.
 

jimko

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Hi there are the factory front bash bars rare as hens teeth?? And what are they selling for if you can find one .. ..still searching.......
What do they look like? I have a couple from my daughter's '78 which I removed because they didn't look good and were bent inwards. No doubt they could be straightened. They appear to be 3/8" flat steel and were bolted directly to the bumper on top and to the bumper bracket on the bottom. They also have holes at the top so maybe a crossbar was removed.
 

Regina

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What do they look like? I have a couple from my daughter's '78 which I removed because they didn't look good and were bent inwards. No doubt they could be straightened. They appear to be 3/8" flat steel and were bolted directly to the bumper on top and to the bumper bracket on the bottom. They also have holes at the top so maybe a crossbar was removed.

What do they look like? I have a couple from my daughter's '78 which I removed because they didn't look good and were bent inwards. No doubt they could be straightened. They appear to be 3/8" flat steel and were bolted directly to the bumper on top and to the bumper bracket on the bottom. They also have holes at the top so maybe a crossbar was removed.

What do they look like? I have a couple from my daughter's '78 which I removed because they didn't look good and were bent inwards. No doubt they could be straightened. They appear to be 3/8" flat steel and were bolted directly to the bumper on top and to the bumper bracket on the bottom. They also have holes at the top so maybe a crossbar was removed.
 

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chrlsful

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"...need an original one..."
no U don't. Make up one, it will B absolutely no different. Either stropp or K bar S came up w/them. Bolted ona chrome bumper (& looks pretty cheesy compared w/today;s designs). U can contact them, only 1 is dead I think. I am doing my last bronk right now. It is an '80s retro & think abt the cactus smasher as just 1 aspect. email if confused ⬇︎ .
 
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Regina

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"...need an original one..."
no U don't. Make up one, it will B absolutely no different. Either stropp or K bar S came up w/them. Bolted ona chrome bumper (& looks pretty cheesy compared w/today;s designs). U can contact them, only 1 is dead I think. I am doing my last bronk right now. It is an '80s retro & think abt the cactus smasher as just 1 aspect. email if confused ⬇︎ .
Have a nice day
 

miesk5

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Yo Regina,
K Bar S went out-of-business around 2003.

Dug this out of our 78 Bronco folder last night;
push bar 1.jpgpush bar and lights.jpgpush bar #2 018.JPG
 

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