Does anyone know where airstream had their bumpers built, if not themselves? I need one but have had no luck at inland, airstream, junkyards, private stashes or anywhere else. Thanks
My 63 is welded to the frame. It could be ground off and sent to be repaired. Bumper specialty shops do this to tweaked bumpers all the time.
My 71 had an aluminum bumper attached with bolts. Your 65 should also have the welded bumper.
Thanks for the reply. Indeed the safari bumper is welded to the frame. I think mine could be tweaked, however one estimate was 700$ ouch! Also the bumper has a spare tire mount attached. this is a good location for the spare but man it makes access to the rear difficult and was this a factory option?
The rear location for your spare tire mount is most likely not a factory installation. Mounting behind the propane tanks on the front A frame is much preferred.
Kev in NC
.....for the reason that the substantial weight of the carrier with the heavy wheel/tire combo causes undue stress on the unsupported rear overhang on an Airstream trailer while bouncing down the road.....