Our latest iteration of the front bumper features a high-clearance design for serious off-roading!
If you are tired of flimsy factory bumpers that dent in a heavy rain—or plastic end caps that shatter with the slightest bump—your day just got a whole lot better. We are very proud to introduce our own GoWesty designed, hand-built plate steel bumper set. These could very well be the last bumpers you will ever buy for your van. With their 12-gauge plate steel and ultra-rigid boxed design, these bumpers are extremely tough while remaining lightweight. We developed this bumper set to have minimal overhang in any direction to optimize ground clearance and reduce approach and departure angles. These features are especially important for off-highway environments. So if you have been looking for extra impact protection, or a new tough look for your Vanagon, our bullet proof bumpers are just the ticket.
• Light, yet strong, 12 gauge steel
• Fully boxed construction for ultimate strength
• Durable black hammer semi-gloss wrinkle finish powder coat
• 2" receiver hitch compatible* — hitch receiver sold separately below!
• Simple bolt on installation
• Hardware, mounting brackets, and detailed instructions included
• Fits all Vanagon models (2WD & 4WD) from 1980-1991
Please note that we offer a version of the rear bumper for single- and double-cab Vanagons (often referred to as a "Sika" and "Doka," respectively). If you own a single- or double-cab Vanagon, please choose the "Doka" option in the drop-down menu. This version does NOT have a license plate door cut-out and is not for regular passenger or Westy Vanagons.
*Need a front or rear hitch, too? We offer a bolt-on front hitch, and our rear bumper comes pre-drilled to accept our bolt in 2" receiver hitch, which can be added as a drop-down option on this page, or purchased separately below.. Both are strong enough to be used for gear trays, bike racks, to tow anything your Vanagon can handle (rear only), and can even be used as a solid anchor point for getting yourself pulled out of the mud!
Flo contacted us looking to replace her front steel plate bumper after someone backed up into her. She had this to say about the situation:
Yeah - Testimonial:
The Steel Bumper took the hit! I was really upset at this guy, picturing the radiator all messed up, but, then I was elated when I looked and saw that Steel Bumper saved the body.
Now I drive around feeling invincible, knowing SB has my back too…
Installation note for 1988-1991 Vanagon with fiberglass "big" bumpers:
Installation of the front bumper requires the removal of several thin sheet metal riser tabs with a hacksaw or Sawzall. The rear bumper includes its own built in "arms" that take the place of the factory bumper mounts. Removing fiberglass bumpers will expose factory mounting holes in the body.
Estimated Shipping Costs*
Western US: $260
Eastern US: $300
PLEASE CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION IF YOU WANT YOUR BUMPERS SHIPPED OUTSIDE THE LOWER 48 STATES.
*Approximate shipping cost subject to change as order is processed.