How to install your Willys Jeep (Military MB or GPW) Front Bumper – Part of an ongoing “Jeep” disassembly and restoration series sponsored by Kaiser Willys.
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To begin, line up the lower driver’s side bumper gusset with the leaf spring to frame shackle bracket beneath the front end of the driver’s side frame rail, securing them together with the proper hardware. Next, line up the lower passenger side bumper gusset with the leaf spring to frame shackle bracket, fastening them underneath the front end of the passenger’s side frame rail. Please note, if you are working on an original restoration, you will want to use rivets rather than bolts in the installation of your front bumper. Next, fasten the upper driver’s side bumper gusset to the corresponding side of your frame rail. Repeat this step for the passenger’s side. Notice that in all steps of this installation, we have left a little bit of play for final adjustment. Locate your steel front bumper and align it with the upper driver and passenger side gussets, securing them together with bolts or rivets. Finally, tighten all attaching hardware to complete the front bumper installation.