Originally this 1936 Ford came with a rear-mounted spare tire carrier that sat below the trunk between the body of the car and the rear bumper. Since this carrier was removed when the car was turned into a hot rod the bumper has protruded much farther than necessary. The bumper stands back from the body of the car by 9 full inches.
We're going to be installing shortened bumper brackets and moving the bumper closer to the body to correct this issue. Additionally we will be moving the license plate from the tail-light mount to below the bumper.