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Custom bumper's

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by UseYourBlinker, Jan 13, 2005.

  1. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    It's time for me to make some custom bumper's. I am leaning towards the pre-runner type bumpers like Steve's (CK5 Project). If you guy's could do anything different with your final custom bumper's what would you do differently?

    Please add pic's... and a list of what material you used. I did a search,and came up with some info. No info on pros/cons though Thank you for any info :grin:
     
  2. darkshadow

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    this is the one i made rather fast, because i wanted the truck to look better as i was thinking of selling.

    thing is great little bit of fender protection, burried the sub and beet the crap out of it and worked wonders
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    i have a few more light now. not to mention the sticker ( adds 5 horse power) defanatly include one:grin:



    [​IMG]I use 1 3/4 (ithink or 2") X 3 /16 and 1 1/4 x3/16 for the top bar, mounted to 4 x 3/4 plate that is mounted to the frame by 2 inline 1/2 grade 5 bolts each side:saweet:
     
  3. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    What I do not like about almost all the custom bumpers(being sold) is how far they stick off the front. I understand why it is I just won't buy one that is that way... I won't buy one either way but yeah.
     
  4. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    this is the baddest bumper i've seen on here.. wish i could remember who's it is. :doah: next winters project for me, should have a bender by then...... i like it better than 4x4 iron's version because the prerunner doesn't stick out as much...

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  5. darkshadow

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    yeah every one has that pic its a nice one, hiddin rock lights and all.
     
  6. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    Yeah that is beefy!!! :grin:
     
  7. FRIZZLEFRY

    FRIZZLEFRY 1/2 ton status

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    Heres mine :D The center is 2"x6"x1/4".The big round stuff is 2" .080" wall pipe.The smaller is 1.25" pipe.The bottom plate is 1/4" with cutouts for a HiLift.The clevis mounts are 1"x2" cold rolled and go all the way throught the bumper and welded front and back.And thats a Corona bottle opener right in the middle.

    The biggest thing I think people overlook when building a cool front bumper is making it HiLlift friendly.The main hoop on my bumper is tilted foreward enough so I can ge my HiLift between it and the bumper and with the cutouts the jack isnt gonna fly out and git me :grin:

    I always liked that blue bumper but where ya gonna stick a jack when ya need to :thinking:

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  8. 2Dogs

    2Dogs 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    FRIZZLEFRY 1/2 ton status

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    Something I did add later after I got the winch are the tabs the winch cable is wrapped around.It makes winding up alot of fast when ya dont wanna sit there and reel it all in:p:

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  10. DPI

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    Here's some that I have built. Don't really do much anymore - to busy with other stuff.


    This one has a Ramsey Patriot 15,000 mounted behind it.

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    This one has a Ramsey RE12,000 behind it.

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    And this one has a 2" receiver for a removable winch mount.

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  11. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    here is mine that i built back when my truck was stock.
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    doesn't stick out too far
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    im gonna build another one when i buy a winch.
     
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    85m1009 1/2 ton status

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    front
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    back
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    The rear should be finished soon.
     
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    paulmoon 1/2 ton status

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    Just finishing these on my 73. Still need recovery points welded on, and 4 light brackets just in front of the warn. We cut back the front frame a touch to get a little more approach angle. Don't know if I would change anything yet until I "use" them a little. Used .120 wall. Boy! cost of steel is way up. Good luck with yours.:thumb:

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  15. 79Stomper

    79Stomper 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    This one looks aweful FAMILIAR.

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    I like mine due to I can tell where the end of the hood is plus makes for a great place to wrap winch cable around from obstacle to obstacle. Still would like to add some tabs to mount a set of lights on. Haven't had no problems with mine and love the way it looks on the truck.
    Oh and has the same Ramsey 12000 behind it as well. :grin:
     
  16. DPI

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    Looks better on yours!



     
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    I LIKE! Thanks steve, I think I now have my bumper design for the crew cab!
     

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