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Almost finished - New Bumper Build

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by DPI, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. DPI

    DPI 1/2 ton status

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    Well, I have spent some time designing and building a new front bumper for the K5. I wanted the winch out front this time, but wanted to keep my approach angle. I think I did one step better.

    One thing I really like about this one is the ground clearance at the outer ends of the bumper. Most of my previous bumpers had a supporting tube running out and under the main tube to help support the ends of the bumper. I put the secondary supporting tubes in front of the main tube this time. So now I can get my tires on ledges I shouldn't be trying to climb...:haha:


    Now I just need to figure out what to do about a skid plate. I am leaning towards some 3/16" steel with some dimple died holes. Or I could go with some 1/4" dimple died aluminum.

    Anybody have a pic of a cool looking skid plate?

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    Looks very nice. I really like how it turned out.

    John
     
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    make me one? :bow::bow:
     
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    X2!!
     
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    Looks nice. Are those rock lights mounte under the plate?
     
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    Looks good man!


    heres a pic of my skid if it helps any....

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    Looks good as always Daniel. So what made you move the winch back on the bumper from where you had it before? (between the frame rails)

    John
     
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    Very nice !! :D
     
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    Not really a skid plate on my rear bumper, but its got dimple die holes

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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Bumper looks good, Daniel! I'm also curious to hear why you moved the winch. :ears:
     
  11. DPI

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    Nope, there just holes milled into the winch mount.
     
  12. DPI

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    Thanks John - You going to the Big Meats run this weekend at Disney?

    One reason I went to the front mount winch was because I bent my 1/2" formed steel mounting plate with my Ramsey 12K winch and the mount couldn't be re-used, but the main reason was I wanted to try something a little different. You know me, no two front bumpers are alike.

    A brief explanation of what happened and my experience at large tree removal is located in the Front Bumper! post by Lak2004.
     

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