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post #16 of 77 Old 02-22-2011, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
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Mine is going to be next I hope...
well if you didnt want the brush guard and just the bumper it would be pretty cheap

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post #17 of 77 Old 02-22-2011, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
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here are some pictures as off the end of sunday. my dad is going to finish the welding and smoothing while im up at school this week and we are going to come home and start on the brush guard.











So thats that. im thinking less of an angle on the next one and not bringing the plate all the way back to the flares. just ending it at the 2x2 pipe for more clearance
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A little overkill with the 1/4" methinks, but otherwise looking good.
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The deer here in Iowa will gladly challenge anything you(in general not you yourself) have.

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Another thought. Beefing up with uni-body mounts is a good idea. Especially with all of the four legged, antlered objects running around your home town.

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Should add recovery points

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A little overkill with the 1/4" methinks, but otherwise looking good.
hence "Project overkill". i might do a little thinner on mine but i wheel mine and would hit stuff with it so input on thickness of plate would be appriciated
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Another thought. Beefing up with uni-body mounts is a good idea. Especially with all of the four legged, antlered objects running around your home town.
I might just have to so people can sleep at night just kidding. i think i will though because it will be good to learn how to do, so mine can be done a little easier and faster.
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A little overkill with the 1/4" methinks
isnt that the point of this bumper?

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Should add recovery points
We might add one d-ring mount to be safe. But there is no where this thing would get stuck at.......maybe snow so i guess it could be helpful
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isnt that the point of this bumper?
Well the original intentions of this project were a nice strong bumper that would look good and be functional as well....annnnd what we birthed was a monster that belongs on a full size demo truck not a dd that goes to school and back. the overkill just kinda.....happened i guess
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Oh yeah just drive that thing over and all i have to do is find that toyota........
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post #29 of 77 Old 02-22-2011, 09:08 PM
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Nice job. I like to see home fabbed projects. Its too easy to just buy one, and it doesn't have that one of a kind touch.

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We might add one d-ring mount to be safe. But there is no where this thing would get stuck at.......maybe snow so i guess it could be helpful
I would do it anyway u never know if ur gonna need it, then when u do your gonna be cursing yourself for not adding it.

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