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Building a Bumper....Progress Pics

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by josh86k10, Jun 5, 2005.

  1. josh86k10

    josh86k10 1/2 ton status

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    Well, I didn't quite get finished like I'd hoped, but I got close, and I took pics along the way. It's my first big fabrication project :crazy: , so overall I think I did pretty good for a day and a half's work.

    It's heavy as hell, but I don't think it'll bend :D ! The winch box is 1/2"and 1/4" plate, the bottom bars are 2" 1/4 wall CDST, the prerunner is 2" 1/8 wall, and the bars over the headlights are 1.5" 1/8 wall. I've still got to bust out the plasma cutter and make some 1/4" plate gussets and finish welding it up.

    What do ya'll think so far? What should I paint it with?

    Should have pics of the finished final project in about 2 weeks, it'll be that long before I even get to touch it again :( (my truck and tools are about 200 miles away).

    Here's the progress pics:

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    firefighter184 1/2 ton status

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    Me likey!
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    But dang, man, that's stout. I'm not into the prerunner thing, but ya know, each their own, and whether or not I like the style, that's BUILT :D

    1/2" plate on the winch? Cool! :pimp:

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  4. josh86k10

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    More pictures:

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    josh86k10 1/2 ton status

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    last ones, for a couple of weeks anyway.

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    that is one heavy duty looking hunk of bumper i dig it man good job. :D :thumb:

    what part of TN you in?
     
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    Well, home is Estill Springs (near Monteagle Mtn), the truck is at a buddy's shop in Kingston Springs (just outside of Nashville), and I'm stuck in Martin (Northwest TN, near Reelfoot Lake) where I go to college (I'm working up here this summer at the Experiment Station).
     
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    cool just wondering pretty much my whole family is in Bristol and i'm up there and in Knoxville quite often. do i even dare ask what kinda job you have at the
    :blush: :grin:
     
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    Sweet, I thank you could kill an Elk or a moose with that bumper. :thumb:
     
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    How much do ya'll think it would cost to have it line-X'ed or Rhino Lined?.... I'm also considering having it hot dipped galvanized, as I should be able to get a pretty good price from a place in Chattanooga and galvanize should be very durable. I just wonder if it would look decent. Opinions?
     
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    I'm not sure'd galvinize it........

    Looks sweet so far :thumb:
     
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    What do ya'll think about some kind of gray or silver-hammered finish spray paint (like Rustoleum or Hammerite)?
     
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    Powder Coat it!

    I powdercoated mine, i used to work at a powdercoating shop, so i got a hook up there, powder tech plus in jacksonville florida. but heres a pic

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    hello. i came across your thread because i was doing some research on these bumper guides that my friend suggested i get. i haven't really seen them up close so i was hoping for some feedback in case anyone might have heard or seen this before. any help would be appreciated. thanks.
     
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    ban?

    lol
     
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    Was kinda thinking the same thing. Seems like spam to me.
     
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