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Finally finished my Bumper (Pics)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Tuff84blaze, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. Tuff84blaze

    Tuff84blaze 1/2 ton status

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    Here she is, as this was the first thing I have ever attempted to build out of metal it took me about three weeks to build but at least I know it is stout /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Hopefully these pics work, they are not the best quality but they will have to do for now.
    Oh yeah and thanks to all my fellow Ck5er's for inspireing me to tackle this kind of project /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif
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  2. dremu

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    Wow. That's stout, and clean and simple.

    I assume the shells aren't live? /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

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  3. Tuff84blaze

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    I assume the shells aren't live?

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    No There not, but I thought about it though, lol. I just got tired after working on it forever without alot of tools, and was getting bored of using the grinder to cut out metal to cap off open ends. So I thought that would be fun to do, plus the say made in the U.S.A on them /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Nice, I love it... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    great job, I built my own too and know how much work there is in building one of those...great job.. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  6. 84gmcjimmy

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    woah! that looks tuff... do you have reinforments for the sides so they dont get bent in?
     
  7. jrsheets

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    id say that huge chunk of metal on the underside would do the truck /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    that is a sweeeet bumper /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif
     
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    Paxx 1/2 ton status

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    damn I like that man /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif Nice fab work too.
     
  10. Tuff84blaze

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    woah! that looks tuff... do you have reinforments for the sides so they dont get bent in?


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    Come on now do you think I would spend all that time building this and not reinforce the sides? lol. Yeah I angled back rails to reinforce it even though it probably didn't need it.
     
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    LOL, okay just asking... looks very nice!! /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    nice looken /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

    just wondering how far back did you put the hole thin the 2 inch resever?
    its a standered hole so if it not the same you might run in to problems hooking up different resevers /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Nice work! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    Good to see that the primer was expended on those shells /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif/forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Wow, that looks great!! /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    What all is it made out of?? and how much did it all cost you if you dont mind me asking??
    Thanks
    -Chris
     
  16. Tuff84blaze

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    just wondering how far back did you put the hole thin the 2 inch resever?
    its a standered hole so if it not the same you might run in to problems hooking up different resevers


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    The hole is like 4.5" back. Here is a picture with a reciever, I know just about any Reese brand hitch fits it.
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    What all is it made out of?? and how much did it all cost you if you dont mind me asking??
    Thanks
    -Chris

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    -Side armor from 1" schedule 80 tubing and 2x2" square= Free from friend

    -4 Cans of paint and 3 cans of primer=$20

    -2 4.5" grinders from harbor freight= $36

    -Pipe bender from HF=$65

    -20 feet of 3x8x3/16" square tubing (enough for three bumpers)= $230

    -Lincoln welder from Home Depot with 10 spool of wire= $500

    -100+ hours spent working in the garage with cutting, grinding, welding, and classic rock blaring; and having the nosey neighbors wondering what the hell I am doing and when I am going to be done= Priceless
     
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    Very nice work. Clean, simple and strong design. Nice.
     
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    I bet that 3x8 tubing was funn to handle. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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