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Front bumper idea. Now Rear 9-11-08

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by MNorby, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. MNorby

    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Here is a quick drawing of a front bumper idea. Look too bulky suppose?
    Also are a few pics of where I came up with the idea.

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  2. 2wdBlazer

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    I think the first one is pretty ugly. The second one looks ok though. It's about what you like though.
     
  3. MNorby

    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I'm mostly trying to make something like that s-10 trucks but the winch bas of the k5 since my winsh is recessed in the frame rails.
     
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    your idea is the best looking one. the headlight bars look good tighter to the body.
     
  5. MNorby

    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    here we go, something like this. Photoshopped the ORD bumper and tweaked it some-ish. Not the best photoshop skills but makes a visual-ish.

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    This will give you something to look at and play with.

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    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    driving style may require more front end protection but I kinda like the square tube style base for sure.
     
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    originally i was going to wrap around to the front of the wheel wells and then connect tube up at an angle to the front and tie that in like ORD's except protection for the sides near the side marker lights.
     
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    Anything new lately, 70jimmy? Looking for ideas in this area. Really like vt's idea of stock bumper/winch setup, but may need more beef.
     
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    70jimmy 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Nothing new here other than I just painted it.

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    Thank's 70, that looks real good! Height and angles look great for clearance. Do you have a winch mounted behind there?
     
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    No winch yet, still deciding on which one and where to mount. I do like the idea of mounting behind the bumper and running the cable thru the front receiver but I am also looking at a removeable winch that I could put front or rear but then their is the new warn with air.



    So still undecided. Gotta get it out of the garage again before I need a winch.
     
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    I hear ya, gotta get mine out of storage and start wrenching. A warn with air? What's that all about?
     
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    Dude, the warn powerplant hd is just what I was looking for. Thank's.
     
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    Got a small start on my front bumper today after running out of stuff to do on cage for the night

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    Looking good! Keep us posted with more pic's of the bumper and cage too! I hadn't thought about the sunvisor issue on the cage design. Keep up the good work.
     
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    WARN will have a Powerplant in a Multi-Mount setup in the coming months
     
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    Sweet: I think I am gonna go with on board air using the air conditioning pump on the Sub motor. Then a multi mount big winch. :wink1:
     
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    How heavy will the multi mount be?

    Where ya gonna store it while it's not being used?
     

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