Rear Differential crossmember

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Re: Rear Differential crossmember

Post by rbryce1 » Dec 6th, 2016 6:29 pm

rentdresknz wrote:I think youd be fine doing that as long as you have a sturdy bumper. Probably be fine without even adding on to the crossmember as the bumper will help hold the frame rails straight.
I'm confused here. No Corvette bumper before 1973 bolts directly to the frame. They are bolted to the body, then, on the back side of the body there are brackets to go to the frame. After that, they were only rated for 5 mph impacts. They in no way can support or hold any part of the frame. What am I missing here??? :rolleyes: