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Unread 04-20-2014, 08:38 PM   #1
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My bumper build.

Finished my bumper up this morning. It turned out pretty good. Just have to find a winch and some lights. Rear will be the same style but with a carrier.

Started with 2x5 rect tube 1/4" wall. Cut it into an L shape and plated the rest with 3/16". Uses all the factory mounting holes and the steering box skid uses a box bolt.





Made it this far on my own.


My friend has a plasma table and tube bender so I took it to his house to finish it up.






The best part about it all is I had everything I needed in the shop already so didn't spend anything on it.

Cant wait to get the rear and sliders done.

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Unread 04-20-2014, 08:51 PM   #2
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Looks good! I'm planning on making something similar just more of a stinger and not as wide
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Unread 04-21-2014, 08:46 AM   #3
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Im saving this for future reference. Good work
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Unread 04-21-2014, 09:55 AM   #4
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Thanks! Some led floods and a nice winch will make it complete and functional.
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Unread 04-22-2014, 05:11 AM   #5
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I like the way you used rectangular tube along with plate.. nice work!
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I like the way you used rectangular tube along with plate.. nice work!
Saves a lot of work by not having to grind and flap disc that top edge too.
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Unread 05-05-2014, 11:44 AM   #7
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Got started on my rear bumper/swing out yesterday, made it as far as I could until my shackle mounts, hinge, and latch get here. Hopefully they will hurry up.

The plan is to make this one look similar to the front, started with 2x5 1/4 wall tube, mite red the ends then used 2x4 3/16" tube for the top and 3/16" plate for the rest. I haven't decided if I'm going to mount it flush with the rear crossmember or space it out like I see some people do. I like the idea o I being nice and tight with the body. It's using the stock mounting hole for the bumper and receiver hitch plus the crossmember mount will get reinforced.
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Unread 05-05-2014, 11:50 AM   #8
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Cut up the factory receiver hitch it'll be recessed in with the chain plate also.
The hinge is the 1 3/4 one from comp4x4 and I'm using a destaco 344r latch which should hold the thing pretty snug and has a safety latch witch gives me piece of mind.





I'll update when I get it all finished up.

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Unread 05-05-2014, 11:59 AM   #9
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I spaced mine out the same amount as the stock bumper was. Then just fit a strip to cover the gab between the top of the bumper and the frame
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Unread 05-05-2014, 10:24 PM   #10
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Nicely done.
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Unread 05-07-2014, 03:28 PM   #11
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Looks good
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Unread 05-11-2014, 09:19 PM   #12
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made progress on it today, ran out of welding stuff so I'll have to get back at it soon. Its almost done, just a couple more do dads. mounts, gussets, cb antenna mount, hi lift mount, golite mount, finish welding, and paint.















I'd like to make some kind of telescoping mount for the golight. It would be cool to be able to push a button and have it extend above the roofline.


I will be glad to get this one done, its been a pain. I hate cutting with the angle grinder.
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Unread 05-16-2014, 09:52 AM   #13
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Got it all finished up. Still have to wire golight, order new longer cb cable and get one of those pull latches to use to lock it in the open position but those are all small things. The bumper turned out great, very solid. It doesn't move at all thanks to 12 mounting bolts (well 10 until I go buy the 2 to fill the extra 2 frame holes). Also the De sta co latch works perfect for this and holds it super tight.






Copied comp4x4 with these and they turned out really good also. No pushing and pulling, everything just fits together nicely.
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