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I bought some 6 x 3/16" steel and built a front stubby bumper...





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I don't do much MIG welding, mostly TIG, but it didn't turn out too bad...



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I used the MIG welder at work. I recently moved and had no 220 outlet in the garage to run my TIG, as soon as I did I made a bar and got some d-ring mounts on. Eventually it'll have a winch so I can't put the stock fogs back in the center, so I mounted some Hellas.











I got the 220v outlet wired up in the garage and fired up the TIG for the first time this year. I'm a little rusty, but it didn't turn out too bad. I used some angle iron and made some light mounts...





 

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I picked up some 2" tubing, 1/8 wall thickness and a couple 90 degree bends to make the bar.





After I finished up welding and painting the bar and getting the lights working on Saturday, we went camping. I didn't get any good flex shots on the technical sections but just wanted to get a few pics that weren't in the drive way. :D













Added clevis mounts. Completed, until I add a winch and fairlead.





 

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Nice work. You going to sink the winch down into the bumper and feed the fairlead through the front?

Also, is that Rustoleum Textured rattle can you're using? Satin Black, I guess?

EDIT: One more thing. Those are Crosby shackles, right? Where did you get them and for how much? I got mine for $22/ea from Defender Marine, and they do not look nice and fresh like that. The pins, primarily, look beat up, with much of the paint flaked off.
 

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Removed the rear bumper...



... worked up some courage...



... and got started.





















Picked up a few parts, clevis mount, hinge for tire carrier...





I need to start my tire carrier next. :cheers2:
 

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Nice work. You going to sink the winch down into the bumper and feed the fairlead through the front?

Also, is that Rustoleum Textured rattle can you're using? Satin Black, I guess?

EDIT: One more thing. Those are Crosby shackles, right? Where did you get them and for how much? I got mine for $22/ea from Defender Marine, and they do not look nice and fresh like that. The pins, primarily, look beat up, with much of the paint flaked off.
Thanks. Yep, I'll mount the winch between the frame. I used duplicolor bedliner instead of powder coat so I can touch up if I change things and after it get's beat up.

The shackles are ARB, $16. Got them locally but have seen them on Quadratech too.
 

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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 :)
 

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That is incredibly skillful work. I will officially never post any of my welds on this forum. You make me look very bad. :cheers2:
 

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Impressive

Congratulations!
Very nice work!!!

Anyway, what is approximately the weight of the new front bumper?
Bye:wave:
 

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I think you need more welding practice.

By that I mean you could build me some tube fenders...



Very nice work.
 

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Great job! Exactly what I want to build (or have built for me).
 

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Those both look great, good job. Can't wait to see the carrier.
 

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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.
 

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ok, glad to know im not the only one thinking of building my own front stubby bumper.... you got me on the rear though... nice fabrication... my welds dont look nearly that nice until they have been ground and painted :eek:
 
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