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    Posted: 22-September-2019 at 6:36PM
Hi all,

The driver's side rear bumper isolator (Part No. 17C884-5) has rusted apart, and as a result my bumper is sagging to one side.  My solution for the other side when it broke was to attach the bumper to the frame by using a few pieces of angle iron welded on, and obviously that's far from ideal.  

I've heard this is a fairly common issue on Fords of this vintage, so I was wondering if anyone here has had similar issues, and if so how they fixed it.  For now I'll be using a ratchet strap to hold it up since I no longer have access to a welder.

Here is a diagram for reference.  The rusted part on the isolator is the bit that looks like an I-beam.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23-September-2019 at 6:27PM
i have several of those isolators in great condition...
 i believe the torino ones are the same???
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I would have to assume so, as long as they're for 74 and up (seems to be the first year of 5mph bumpers for front and back).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Big Bird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-September-2019 at 10:18AM
If those are rotten, usually the inner bumper core is shot as well.
Crown Vic ones do not fit...
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Originally posted by j.norton07 j.norton07 wrote:

I would have to assume so, as long as they're for 74 and up (seems to be the first year of 5mph bumpers for front and back).
yes they are all from a 74 i do have a good clean reinforment piece as well if you need? let me know if you're interested...
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