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custom bumpers??

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by K5silverado05, Jun 6, 2001.

  1. K5silverado05

    K5silverado05 Registered Member

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    anyone have any good custom bumper ideas for an 87' K5, im this close to buying one but stock bumpers a kinda ugly and the front one is wrecked anyway. i just need some started ideas like what tubing to use and design shape. im gonna probably need a rear spare tire carrier swing rack, and on the front i want a reciever hitch for manuvering our boat into the tight spaces of our side yard. id also like maybe a pre-runner style fron with a few extra lights, just has to be strong enough to push a boat, 25' not sure of weight its a ski boat around 6,000 lbs maybe?
     
  2. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    Do a search on the subject and you'll be busy for a long time, also check readers rigs and venders show case. See ya in about a year, HAHA!!![​IMG]

    <font color=blue> I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy!
     
  3. SlyDog

    SlyDog 1/2 ton status

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    Whats your email? I have a couple drawing from someone on this board (sorry forgot your name) They are really cool !

    Never Give Up Never Surrender
     
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    SlyDog 1/2 ton status

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    Actually heres a link to the same thing. Might take a sec to load but very worth it.
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.zing.com/picture/pe11be691a86fe37e9d951fee240aeee3/fe6d04ad.jpg.orig.jpg>http://www.zing.com/picture/pe11be691a86fe37e9d951fee240aeee3/fe6d04ad.jpg.orig.jpg</A>

    Never Give Up Never Surrender
     
  5. solowookie

    solowookie 1/2 ton status

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    hey, who drew these pics??? HeavyMetal???

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  6. yunit

    yunit 1/2 ton status

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    I have a bolt on receiver that I use on the front of my cousins ford 150 to move boats around our parking lot. It is just a 5/8" thick L shape bracket that mounts with 2 bolts and a spot for a receiver ball, works awesome and has never been a problem.

    1978 K5, Palisades Park, NJ 07650
     
  7. K5silverado05

    K5silverado05 Registered Member

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    thanks for the response guys, yeah i gotta use the search more but i just get so much to look at i get stuff i dont need
     
  8. BlazerGuy

    BlazerGuy 3/4 ton status

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    that link doesn't work for me [​IMG]

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    "The longer you wait in line, the greater the liklihood that you are standing in the wrong line." [​IMG]
     
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    CV202 1/2 ton status

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    Check out SEC. They make some nice stuff. You should be able to find a link from the product review section.

    Why do people keep calling it a Bronco!!!!! [​IMG]
     
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    Cmoe 1/2 ton status

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    With mine I've pushed around a couple of boats and some commercial Generators.... No problems so far.... used the front to pull out a couple of friends when they we're stuck.....
    You can look at it @ http://home.earthlink.net/~craigmoe/ I do have some drawings of it in AutoCAD & SolidWorks if you want copies, I'll see if I caan find them.....

    C'moe

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  11. jjlaughner

    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

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    I was going to wait till I had it on the truck but I'm bobbing 4" of the frame rails in the back and putting this on
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    its 6"x2" square tube (it's only 8th", it should be 3/16th")
    [​IMG] trimmed with a torch
    [​IMG] clamped and welded
    you'll have to excuse the welds I was spanning some gaps from the torch. If I was going to make bumpers or do more steel work I would buy a vertical band saw
    I'll post another pic after its painted this weekend /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  12. tomseviltwin

    tomseviltwin 1/2 ton status

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    grind those welds down smooth and it'll look great.
     
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    Butch 1/2 ton status

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    i concur... the "4x4 iron" tire carrier bumper with side armor, receiver &amp; shackle lugs is the heat...

    tire carrier bumper
     
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    Tim, does this mean you are back in business and taking orders? /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    Some other memebers and I made mine!
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    Butch 1/2 ton status

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    Yep, I can take orders, have been making bumpers for the last few months. Been doing it through the e-mail thing to keep the volume under control. Someone needs something just let me know. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Dont give up on me Butch, I still want to order the front hybrid and then a rear bumper. I have to spend my $$ on gears first /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif Your bumpers are worth every penny IMO /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I built a rear bumper for another member that came out really good.
    Webshots
    Take a look, it may help you out. I use 10" "C" channel and bend up the ends. The material I use is framerail sections from Freightliner thrucks. I have a contact there that gets me the fall off form when they cut the rails to length. I'm building a set (f/r) for another member right now that are a bit fancier. Look for future posts. Hope it helps.
    T-roy
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