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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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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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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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I’d like to buy a set of these isolators if you still have them available. Please let me know thank you
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i do!
keep in mind they are big and heavy so shipping will be $$
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if you could email me we can discuss. Thank you!
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The 77-79 Ranchero bumper supports/brackets are different from the ones in the illustrations. Basically bolt to the side of rear frame rails, at least the ones I have seen or dealt with. Can take pics(If I can get to bumper-so much "stuff" in warehouse) but probably irrelevant.  
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nofear: email sent...
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74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lizer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-November-2020 at 12:49PM
Ive got two parts cars (78 Thunderbird and LTDII) that have those isolators as well, so let me know if you need one.
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