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Built my new front bumper

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 79chevyk10, Feb 14, 2006.

  1. 79chevyk10

    79chevyk10 1/2 ton status

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    When just got done with my new front winch bumper, built the entire thing myself with about 100 bucks in steel. Nice to have a winch now.
    Here are some pics. Don't laugh about the tires, those are my garage tires so I can fit it inside.

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    looks good, any reason you didn't wrap the tube around the front? i wrapped mine around mainly for looks and have smacked more trees than i thought i ever would with it.
     
  3. 79chevyk10

    79chevyk10 1/2 ton status

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    Honestly, I wanted to use square tube to tie the rear bumper and the rockslides together and only have a 1.75" tube die for the bender. Also, all the less width, don't care if the fenders get bashed in or not, figure I taper the front clip one way or another.
     
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    Looks pretty good, first one?
     
  5. 79chevyk10

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    No not my first one, just my first good looking one. Got a winch and needed a new bumper, here is my first one

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    how did you attach it to the frame ? on the outside or inside of the frame rails ? I like it a lot, what size winch ?
     
  7. 79chevyk10

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    Thanks for the compliment. The bumper is attached with a total of 6 5/8" grade 8 bolts, 2 on each side plate, 2 on the lower "angled" plate and another 2 on the top 3/8" plate for the warn 9500xp winch. The entire center winch "bucket" is fully welded inside and out.
     
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    looks great
     

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