GoWesty Plate Steel Front Bumper

Product number:BUMPER-FRONT-HC
Works With:1980-1991
Weight:0.0 lb

Extremely limited quantities available. We are working hard to keep these in stock but are currently limited to small batch production. We appreciate your patience as we re-work our production processes to fulfill more demand. If this page is out of stock, please join the stock notification list.

PLEASE NOTE: Your bumpers will ship in 2-4 weeks due to overwhelming order volume.

Our latest iteration 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 bumpers. 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 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 plate steel 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* - sold separately
  • Simple bolt on installation
  • Hardware, mounting brackets and detailed instructions included
  • Fits all Vanagon models (2WD & 4WD) from 1980-1991

*Need a front hitch too?
Our front bumper is designed to accept our bolt-on 2" receiver hitch which is sold separately below. It is strong enough to be used for gear trays, bike racks, and even be used as a solid anchor point for getting yourself pulled out of the mud!

Pick up a complete front and rear set, and save a few bucks!
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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!