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Maximus_Daximus 11-08-2012 03:37 PM

Custom tube bumper
 
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Heres the finished product, and the journey to get to it follows.

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chris1999wj 11-08-2012 03:40 PM

Thats sick nice job

BrekkanD 11-08-2012 03:42 PM

That's sick! I want that lol. I have the same tires btw

Maximus_Daximus 11-08-2012 03:45 PM

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Started off with the idea of morphing the only 2 that I could find togeather.

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So with that I looked up diffrent ways of mounting it. Basic layout everyone used was the tow hook space. So we got 1/4" plate to sandwich the opening, matched the holes and welded some 3/8 nuts to it. Trying to just use material we had, we used some right angle tube we bent earlier to calibrate the bender and tacked it to the plate. Following the body line, we bent.up.the main tube and called it a night.

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Maximus_Daximus 11-08-2012 03:54 PM

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Day two the winch showed up which was great since we were waiting on it and the damn bushwackers to build the bumper.
Using 3/8 plate, we made the winch plate and tacked it down and.installed the winch so we could build around it.

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With that all settled in we started.the next rail. Now if I were to.do.tjis again, we would have.done it.diffrently, mainly because the.hand plasma died and we had to knock this **** buy hand with a die grinder like 30x.

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Thomahawk 11-08-2012 04:01 PM

Thumbsup! Nice work, drool.

Maximus_Daximus 11-08-2012 04:15 PM

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Next step was the bottom and.the.tie ends this part went by quick.

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Then we just came up with a basic arch for the stinger. We ended up.knotching it to fit over the outer hoop.

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Then we cnc a front winch plate out of 1/4" plate for the fairlead.

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Then we designed the side fillers with the M/M metal mulisha logos in it.

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Maximus_Daximus 11-08-2012 04:27 PM

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Next part was the fun part, time cnc the 1" shackles. I knotched out.the front tubes to insert the shackle mounts into, and also drilled 1/2" holes in the.back to.plug weld.for.extra strength.

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Maximus_Daximus 11-08-2012 04:41 PM

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I scored some nice l.e.ds from phantom trailhawk. I took them all.apart and removed them from the cases. I then put them up to.the bumper and mounted them flush.

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It literally took me 30 mins to figure.out how to turn on the fog lights since.thats what I wired them into.

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Maximus_Daximus 11-08-2012 04:48 PM

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Then a little birdie advised me to upgrade the mounts and take them all the way back.to.the sway.bar mounts.

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gcjeeping 11-08-2012 04:49 PM

I see you hoop tied into where the tow hooks go. Did you tie the winch plate into anything else? If so post up pics of the other attachment points.

Maximus_Daximus 11-08-2012 04:57 PM

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We also made tabs on the side to tie into the stock bumper locations. Added tubes to meet up.with the.fender flares. powdercoated then installed everything. Extreamly happy with.how it turned out.

Maximus_Daximus 11-08-2012 04:58 PM

Yea tied the stinger into.the tow hook location as well. Theres tabs on.the.bottom and.in.the back as well, cant see. It with the winch installed

tsneath 11-08-2012 05:41 PM

Looks awesome now make us all one. Lol

CoastieShep 11-08-2012 06:06 PM

Very nice. Like how the winch is hidden and protected.


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