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Unread 07-02-2012, 12:26 AM   #16
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Got my frame over to my concrete pad and started to take it all apart to take it and get it sandblasted. And then after that instead of powder coating how about hot dip galvanizing? Something different and unique.

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Unread 07-02-2012, 10:01 AM   #17
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Got my frame over to my concrete pad and started to take it all apart to take it and get it sandblasted. And then after that instead of powder coating how about hot dip galvanizing? Something different and unique.
That would look pretty cool! I wonder if a galvanizing place has a tank big enough. We used to sell corral panels to ranches that were huge and galvanized, so i guess its possible. How bout the yellow cadmium plating (golden color) seen on grade 8 bolts?
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Unread 07-02-2012, 10:10 AM   #18
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That would look pretty cool! I wonder if a galvanizing place has a tank big enough. We used to sell corral panels to ranches that were huge and galvanized, so i guess its possible. How bout the yellow cadmium plating (golden color) seen on grade 8 bolts?
I like galvanizing because it will get the inside of the frame too.
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Unread 07-02-2012, 10:20 AM   #19
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I like galvanizing because it will get the inside of the frame too.
All plating is a submersion process I think so it should get the insides, but galvanized is pretty cool, and probably a lot more realistic
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Unread 07-02-2012, 10:23 AM   #20
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All plating is a submersion process I think so it should get the insides, but galvanized is pretty cool, and probably a lot more realistic
My dad has some steel guys that can do the galvanizing. An the galvanizing is unique and it wouldn't chip like powder coat.
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Unread 07-02-2012, 04:21 PM   #21
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Found out it will cost to galvanize my frame.

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This is before.
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Unread 07-04-2012, 11:31 AM   #22
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today i will be working on building my own bumpers. i would like some suggestions from some others who have built there own. thisis a screen shot of my bumper that i designed on autocad pleasegive me any suggestions if you have any.
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Unread 07-04-2012, 07:49 PM   #23
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I've used AutoCad! Now I use solidworks. Are you going for sporty/fancy, crawler, wheeling style of driving?
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Unread 07-04-2012, 08:00 PM   #24
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I've used AutoCad! Now I use solidworks. Are you going for sporty/fancy, crawler, wheeling style of driving?
Crawler, wheeling. So I need something really strong and one that will protect the winch I'm getting.
And this is the drawing of the rear bumper I made today.

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Unread 07-04-2012, 09:21 PM   #25
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8pitcher, good luck on your build. Looks like your off to a good start. I wish I had your time and some one elses money, oh wait I'm dreaming
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Unread 07-04-2012, 09:28 PM   #26
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8pitcher, good luck on your build. Looks like your off to a good start. I wish I had your time and some one elses money, oh wait I'm dreaming
I'm not really using anyone else's money.
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Unread 07-05-2012, 10:06 AM   #27
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You may consider nesting the hitch receiver inside the square bumper tubing or putting it above the tubing some how. Those things hanging low like that will get caught on everything
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Unread 07-05-2012, 10:13 AM   #28
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You may consider nesting the hitch receiver inside the square bumper tubing or putting it above the tubing some how. Those things hanging low like that will get caught on everything
The Idea to have it so low is because my jeep will be lifted so much.
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Unread 07-05-2012, 10:59 AM   #29
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C'mon! Everyone loves a ten inch drop hitch. Especially the chromed out ones
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Unread 07-05-2012, 11:09 AM   #30
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C'mon! Everyone loves a ten inch drop hitch. Especially the chromed out ones
Except I don't have 150 for one. And I have already built that rear bumper last night.
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