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post #1 of 6 Old 11-17-2008, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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What thickness of steel?

Im planning on building a front bumper this winter, sort of similar to the arb bumper construction. Not fully boxed in, and i was wondering what would be a good thickness of steel to use, that will have enough strength but doesn't double as an anchor.

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3/16 is the general concensus around here. That is what I would use.

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I'm building one this week...I removed the front bumper and plan on using a piece of 3/16 channel and welding it between the inner rails, then welding on a hoop for the front..
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post #5 of 6 Old 11-18-2008, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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Ive already built a front and rear for my old pathfinder.

So im looking to get a big more creative with this one. Still working on a design but ill be sure to post it up when i finish it. Thanks for the help.
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Nice job with the bumpers. Though I thought it will be bigger. Very nice.
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