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Amateur Bumper build

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by babyburb, Jan 30, 2007.

  1. babyburb

    babyburb 1/2 ton status

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    This is my first solo fab project. And yes I am an amateur. I am a goof ball and did not take a finished produst pic (painting needed). I'll post them up this evening.

    I took several ideas from other post and put them together for my build. I do not remember who but thanks guys.

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  2. babyburb

    babyburb 1/2 ton status

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    more pics

    can you tell I am learning

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  3. goldwing2000

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    Just remember...

    Amateurs built the ark.
    Professionals built the Titanic.

    :waytogo:
     
  4. gmc4cw

    gmc4cw 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    just a suggestion. push the bumper back more so that the roller fairlead hangs completely out in front of the bumper. you will gain back some approach angle and it will be easier to winch at odd angles.

    or lay the winch back and mount it under your rad support inside the frame. then you can really tuck the bumper up against the body.
     
  5. chalet2506

    chalet2506 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I'm no expert, that looks mighty good to me. It ought to be good for taking out mesquite trees.:D
     
  6. Leper

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    You will want to move the bumper as close to the body as possible. I had a Warn winch bumper for a while and it kills aproach angles. My son now uses it, after much modification.
    Setting it on the bottom of the framerail will allow you to move it back some. Tapering the ends of the bumper will help with angles also.
    Welding looks good.
     
  7. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Are those 2" receivers on each side, by chance, and if so, did you drill holes for a pin somewhere I can't see?

    -- A
     
  8. babyburb

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    they are 2" reciever holes I just ran out of time to drill the holes. They will be drilled vertically.
     
  9. 84 K5 4x4

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    Looks good I can't wait to see the finished product.
     
  10. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Acha ... didn't think of that. (Can you tell that one of my 37 outstanding projects is to redo my bumpers? :D )

    Thanks!

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