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Hi fellows. I wonder what is the reason for using the cut-off style bumpers like those in the photos. Is there any practical reason for that or is it just a fashion? I plan to use this feature on a beat up Mack DM 600 truck. But if I do I´d like to know why do some trucks look like that.





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This 83 Freightliner came with a full size bumper. It was replaced with this short bumper to save weight. The wheels were also changed from steel to aluminum and a shorter stack (after this picture) was installed to save weight. So, I know that weight was a factor sometimes.

33100757561_9ff872fbb6_k.jpgIMG_2168 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

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