Bumper fitment early 80 series vs 96-97

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  1. NorCalFJ100

    NorCalFJ100

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    So I am in need of a new bumper for my 97...I really want an ARB, but have so many other pressing issues for my truck. A friend of mine has a 93 with a clean bumper they plan to give me.

    When searching on here, I found some threads that state they are different. Nothing really conclusive as to what the differences are and if I can make the 93 bumper work.

    What's interesting is that if you order an ARB, they are just stated to work on 1990-1997 - why wouldn't the OEM work as well?

    What do you all think?
     
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    The hole spacing on the sides of the frame slightly differs. The holes in the bumper brackets can be slightly elongated to make it fit.
     
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    Is the bumper still useable again on a early model 80?
     
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    Yes, but one hole on each bracket will be slightly elongated.
     
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