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Check Out My Bumpers

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Kg6kjs, Jan 9, 2007.

  1. Kg6kjs

    Kg6kjs Registered Member

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    I am working on bumpers for my Blazer. For a couple of reasons. 1. To fill the 3 inch gap from the body lift. 2. So I can have recieve mounts front and rear. I am not finish as you can see. Both bumpers with have 2 shackle mounts each. They are made from 7ga cold rolled steel. I am still making the mounts. I made a little rig that holds the heavy bumper in place while I make the mounts. I will update pics when I complete more. I just wanted to get some feedback and opinions. From you guys.
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    The holes in the rear bumper are cut out for 5x7 Pro Comp Lights. This bumper will recieve 2 shackles like the front. Both pins for the recieves are located on the back side of the bumpers. So I have to reach underneath to put pins in. That way they don't stick like 4 inches out. The bumper is just resting on the dimond plate. It has nothing to do with the bumper.
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    I started with plate then scored the metal where I wanted the bends then bent it over and welded it.
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    I ended up welding every seem the whole way then grinding it all smooth
     
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    sarasotausmc 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Nice work!
     
  3. Kg6kjs

    Kg6kjs Registered Member

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    Thank You, These have taken me along time about 18 hours already alot of grinding and welding. This is the first time I have tried to make my own stuff. I couldn't find what I wanted forsale so I was forced to start making my own.
     
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    I'd say it looks DAMN good for you're first shot at fabricating!! Very Well Done! It looks like you took your time in the planning and layout before you even touched any metal with anything. Bravo! I wish I had my crap together that well. :rolleyes:

    Later,
    Buddy
     
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    Looks great man....BEEFY!
     
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    Wow really awsome job!
     
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    Looks good, reminds me of a road armor style bumper.
     
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    X 11teen!

    Unitl I read all the way down I figured you'd had a shop make up the bent pieces & then welded them together. That's what I did for Patch's front. That's an exceptionally good job on the lay-out.
     
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    Those are GREAT!! Nice job.
     
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    Holy crap thats sweet! wanna sell some cutout sheets for that? how'd you figure out where to score it all the first time?
     
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    bumpers

    wow they look great. how did you score the plate before you bent it?

    Brian
     
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    nice work, not my style but very nice bumpers. good job on layout.
     
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    personally, i think they're ugly. send them to me, and i'll make sure they're properly disposed of. :D


    how bad was it to come up with the design? might be interesting to try for my '93.
     
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    very sweet man!
     
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    Man, that is some inspiring work your doing there. I expected to be many peices all welded together. Did you do a mock up in cadboard or something, and then just use it as a stencil??

    I like the design, very clean!!
     
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    those are awesome man. how did you do that so good the first time.
     
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    Ditto on the design and fab work. Looks sweet. I'd be up for a copy of the layout too. I'd love to build a bumper that looks like that!
     
  18. Kg6kjs

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    Well, I first built the bumpers out of cardboard the cut the cardboard out so it was all one piece. I then layed it on the sheet metal painted the edges white as seen in one of the photos. then cut out that shape. To get the points were I wanted to bend I checked the bends in the template compy then to the plate with a sharpie. Then I used a grinder to score the lines. I score the lines till I was able to bend the metal. I then welded in the gap that opened up when I bent it over. I do like the look of the Road Armor bumpers on newer trucks. Mine should come out good ounce they are finished and have the shackles on them. I will be able to reciever mount my wnch front or rear. I will make myself some matching rock sliders also. I will post more pics as I do the work.
     
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    Very Nice! I really like the bumper holder upper thingy. I would not have thought of that, just used some jack stands and blocks.:rolleyes: What would you guess they each weigh?
     
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    Those look great. Very nice work.
     

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