On rare occasion you will see a pickup that has a pair of original design front bumper guards installed on the rear bumper. Big Mistake! This is a recipe for tailgate damage.
One slip of the hand while raising or lowering the gate will allow it to swing down until it hits these bumper guards. The result is evenly spaced dimples when it hits the top of the guards. What is worse: the dimples on a Chevrolet will be in the stamped letters. It’s more expensive by a body shop to repair this perfectly.
Moral: Don’t place bumper guards on the rear. That is not what GM intended. The attached winter photo may be of a pickup with an owner that wanted more accessories than were correct.