You guys are awesome! Thanks for the props!
Originally Posted by Firekite
Good stuff. That duplicolor bedliner is the rattle can stuff I've seen, right?
By the way, you're sure you're not going any bigger on your tires, right? Doesn't seem like there's much gap left on the rear to grow into. Otherwise, fantastic job. Next step? Put some 4" round reverse lights in there
Yep, rattle can. I'm going bigger with the tires, but I'm building a tire carrier so it will be mounted just a touch higher and be adjustable if I decide to go even bigger.
Originally Posted by Rodos80
Very nice work!!!
Anyway, what is approximately the weight of the new front bumper?
Thanks. I don't know the weight, but if I weigh it next time I have it off I'll post it up.
Originally Posted by Hilldweller
I think you need more welding practice.
By that I mean you could build me some tube fenders...
Very nice work.
Thanks. It's funny you mention that... I've been trying to decide if I want to build some tube fenders or carbon fibers fenders here soon. If you were in Denver I'd have ya stop by and make ya some, since you're not I'll try on mine.
Originally Posted by DominicR
Impressive! You do amazing work!
P.S. Was that a weimaraner I saw walking around?
Thanks Yep, it's a weim.
Originally Posted by mikebigh
shipped to 11743? j/k, awesome.....I love the "i dont weld much part" followed by perfect dimes stacked all nicey nice. Really good job, I want your welding skills.
lol, I don't "MIG" weld much. I used the one at work. I have a TIG at home. I only got to use my new TIG for a month or so, then I moved and haven't have a 220V outlet for it for the past 8 months, so I feel a little rusty.
Originally Posted by tim842
may I ask how you spent? materials and whatnot
You can kinda break it down like this...
Front bumper : $60 on the 6x3/16"
$35 on 2" ID tubing
$60 on clevis mounts and tax
$32 on shackles and tax
$65 on lights and made pigtails from stock bulbs to plug and
play with sock harness and use stock switch
Rear bumper: $55 on steel
$60 on tire carrier hinge
$60 on clevis mounts + tax
$32 on shackles + tax I probaly coulda just used the front
set since I they are not on there for daily use
None of this includes the couple $10 a piece flapper sanding disks, $10 a can paint, probably used 3, orbital sanding disks, maybe 3 packs at $3 each, welding rod, gas, tungsten etc..
But I do it as a hobby and definitely enjoy it more than buying. I have maybe 8-10 hours in the front bumper and maybe 20+ on the rear. These are the first bumpers I've built, though.
Thanks again for all the compliments, after all the hard work on the rear, it definitely feels good!