Front Bumper Equipment Storage

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Front Bumper Equipment Storage

Post by Chance » Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:51 pm

Interested in seeing photos showing how excess equipment was stored over the front bumper. I can imagine that by and large it entailed tying some scrap wood perhaps across the frame and strapping gear on top of that.

However I wonder if there was ever any theater made solution such as was done with the bustle baskets sometimes seen.

Although I’d be just as happy as indicated to see any photos of equipment front mounted and in particular showing the methods of how it was accomplished.

Not a particularly exciting topic but...


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Re: Front Bumper Equipment Storage

Post by Ben Dover » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:31 pm

What did you have in mind to store there? Remember, that the radiator needs air.
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Re: Front Bumper Equipment Storage

Post by Chance » Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:22 pm

Nothing necessarily in particular. I’ve seen pics of Jerry cans stowed there, also ammo crates and the like during wartime.


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Re: Front Bumper Equipment Storage

Post by Ben Dover » Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:26 pm

Set items on bumper, tie to grill with rope. You will note that tires will nest between frame horns.
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Re: Front Bumper Equipment Storage

Post by Chance » Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:30 pm

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And I will apologize now for not giving credit on these pictures. I cannot find the references at the moment.


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Re: Front Bumper Equipment Storage

Post by Chance » Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:46 am

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Re: Front Bumper Equipment Storage

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