I have a few of those "lack of focus trophys" laying around LOL.
Do you like the new (duramax) torch? I am still learning it. I found I can up all the nozzles at least one jump like from 60 amp to 85 amp and get better quality out of it. But the volts seem a bit more sensitive.
I did pound them, the first bend was just a warm of the torch and a c clamp, the second, sharper bend needed more heating and a bigger hammer. If I was to build another bumper, I would cut a little closer to the web and leave less of the curved part of the tube corner. I think it would bend straighter and not cave in the center so much. I was able to get it pretty flat but it took more work than necessary.