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Unread 11-12-2006, 05:47 PM   #1
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bumper build help

Im hoping to get something made over christmas by a guy I know who is an awsome fab worker. I was just wondering if anyone has any plans for a short front bumper with stinger and winch mount on it. Mainly need it for dimentions and mounting specs.

Thinking of something like this but pretty open to ideas

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Unread 11-13-2006, 08:21 AM   #2
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Unread 11-13-2006, 09:03 AM   #3
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Best thing to do is take the vehicle to him with a "naked" frontend. Then you guys can just sort of work your way out from the frame ends..
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Unread 11-13-2006, 09:50 AM   #4
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When I built mine, I pulled off the factory bumper and did exactly as Beserk said.....I started mocking up different configurations. If I had it to do over, I would probably either mock it up in wood (IE a 2x4) and clamp it on so I could evaluate the looks. As far as function, If you use strong materials and good welds, almost any design should work.

I used magazine ads and photos to get ideas and then duplicated a synthesised version.

I started out longer and then trimmed until I got the length and look I wanted.

Here is my front bumper:

The tabs for the recovery points are welded on both sides and I had a machine shop cut and drill them for me.

email me if you have any questions....

BTW I taught myself to weld and this bumper was my first project. The welds are ugly because I went over them twice to make sure I had it secured. The bumper is 2x4 3/16 tube and the mounting plate (where my winch would go if I could afford one ) is 1/4 plate.

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Unread 11-13-2006, 02:36 PM   #5
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i removed my front bumper and went from there. here's what i built:

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Unread 11-19-2006, 07:55 AM   #6
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Go to Blue Torch Fabworks for some idea pics and maybe the metal parts to help or make up the bumper build. They have some great DIY components and kits at a great price.
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Unread 11-20-2006, 06:25 PM   #7
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