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Unread 07-17-2010, 03:37 PM   #1
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First Bumper Build

This was my first try at bumper building and all I can say is it took me long time. While not difficult it was very time consuming and I could never make money at this. To those that build bumpers my hat is off to you. That said I did get a lot of satisfaction in doing it myself and thanks to all the members here for ideas and tips.

The idea begins
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/h...ld/IMG_001.jpg
cardboard mockup
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/h...d/IMG_0421.jpg
cut the steel (3/16 wall)
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/h...d/IMG_0402.jpg
tack it together
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/h...d/IMG_0422.jpg
light tabs
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/h...d/IMG_0447.jpg
ready for paint
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/h...d/IMG_0438.jpg
rattle can self etching primer
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/h...d/IMG_0450.jpg
and the final product
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/h...d/DSC_9670.jpg
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/h...d/DSC_9678.jpg

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Unread 07-17-2010, 04:20 PM   #2
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Click free for you.. Nice job BTW

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This was my first try at bumper building and all I can say is it took me long time. While not difficult it was very time consuming and I could never make money at this. To those that build bumpers my hat is off to you. That said I did get a lot of satisfaction in doing it myself and thanks to all the members here for ideas and tips.

The idea begins

cardboard mockup

cut the steel (3/16 wall)

tack it together

light tabs

ready for paint

rattle can self etching primer

and the final product

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Unread 07-17-2010, 05:02 PM   #3
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Sharp looking bumper you have there.Good job.
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Unread 07-17-2010, 05:43 PM   #4
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Unread 07-17-2010, 07:34 PM   #5
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Nice, but why is your receiver down so low? You are loosing a ton of approach angle.

Why not just put it up in the main cross piece?

I don't understand why you put that bottom piece on:

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Unread 07-17-2010, 07:41 PM   #6
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You do good work, you should be very proud of that bumper. I was going to build a bookcase until I figured out my materials alone would cost twice what I could purchase the bookcase for. Building bumpers require a lot of time and metal isn't cheap, but you have built something that will probably out live your Jeep.
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Unread 07-18-2010, 08:30 AM   #7
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time consuming or not thats a good looking bumber man! i agree about the approach clearance with the bottom piece. but all considered...great job!
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Unread 07-18-2010, 10:26 AM   #8
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Unread 07-18-2010, 03:41 PM   #9
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That came out real nice
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Unread 07-18-2010, 07:42 PM   #10
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Unread 07-18-2010, 07:53 PM   #11
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Thanks for all the comments and compliments. Point taken on approach angle.... as this was my first real fab job it was a learning experience and I'm sure I would make a few changes next time. I'm already thinking about version 2 but I need to win the lotto so I can afford a plasma cutter. I'll get the pics of the rear up someday so you guys can check that out too.
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