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post #1 of 61 Old 08-31-2009, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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My front and rear bumper w/tire carrier build pics

I thought i would share a couple small projects that I've been working to finish before school starts again..

Rear bumper with swing out tire carrier

For the rear bumper i wanted something a little different then the typical square tube bumper, i went for something with some more lines and contour. I'm pretty happy with how it came out..

Started out by opening up the rear cross member for my square tube mounts, which i added a piece of 3/8 flat to the inside and drilled and tapped 1/2in holes. I could have just done a nut strip but i went this route.. I also added the ears to use the stock mounting holes as well. Ended up with a total of 14 bolts holding it on.

The main section of the center of the bumper is 2x4x3/16th.. provides a nice base structure for the hitch and a little easier to work off of then plate.

Some gussets. receiver burned in

Sides started, welded some flat on an angle to the bottom to give it a nice contour.

top skin tacked in

swing out tire carrier spindle welded in.. this is basically a weld on trailer axle spindle.. I was going to put together my own but i ended up ordering it from A to Z fab, seems to be more cost effective.

Side wrap around started..

side wrap around finished and tire carrier started

carrier ready to be welded up, minus mounting plate.

ground down and mostly finished off, ready for paint.

Painted and mounted up..

I braced these side pieces with some square stock into the spring mounts to stiffen it up for side hits. You cant see it in this picture, but this one gives you a good view of the wrap arounds and the latch.

with the winch..

Il post pics up of the front tomorrow morning..

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that looks tight!
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That is a nice looking bumper you made. Very classy and looks strong as a Sherman tank.

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I hope to never rear-end you. Nice bumper. Welds are pretty too.

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excellent work man! that thing a gorgeous.

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that bumper is beautiful

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Damnit, why do all the people that do such nice work like this live so damned far away from me???

I'd keep you stocked in your drink of choice for several months if you made me one exactly like that!!

But shipping would be the deal killer.

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DUDE... I like it... that is nice. I like how the tire fallows the lines of the rear window. Very Nice.
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Beautiful fabrication and attention to detail. You should market that in your area

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Thanks guys!
On to the front.. I wanted the front to match the rear, just basically keep the same design and lines and make it work with a front bumper. As it started to come together I realized it started to look similar to the rigidco bumper, which is really nice looking so i just went with it. The overall construction i did the same way as the rear for the most part..


center tube, receiver and gussets

Sides started..

Mostly done, gusset detail. After this i added a brace from the mounts out to the side wings to ensure that they cant move.

Ground down, finished off and primed

Painted and mounted..

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very nice job on both front and rear bumpers, im inlove with the rear one tho rlly like your design

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