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Front tube bumper ideas

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stevos67k20, Mar 3, 2007.

  1. stevos67k20

    stevos67k20 1/2 ton status

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    hey all, i was really bored and i drew up this bumper on paint. its probably what i would try to build if i were to build one. i would also move my axle forward and add 37"tires (now i'm dreaming), any ways i'm sure alot of new builders on CK5, and I, would like to see some custom tube bumpers so lets see em! heres my junk:
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    what do you think? i would love to see some more bumpers/ideas...

    if it makes any dif, its a long bed :truck: :weld: :hack: :grind:
     
  2. bigblazer87

    bigblazer87 1/2 ton status

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    Well, I just fidgeted with your's a little:
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  3. stevos67k20

    stevos67k20 1/2 ton status

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    very nice, i like the skid plate, i was thinking about that too.
     
  4. Col_Sanders

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    Different body style, but maybe it could help you in design.

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  5. Brians89K5

    Brians89K5 1/2 ton status

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    Heres a bunch of ideas, and my truck. (Mines the white one)Its what I used to brain storm my creation. Its still not finished however.

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    Last edited: Mar 8, 2007
  6. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Here is mine:

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    Rene
     
  7. k5onswampers

    k5onswampers Registered Member

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    Who makes this bumper???

    BumperIdea.jpg
     
  8. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I've posted that 1 a dozen times... hands down my fave... compact, beefy, etc.... perfect... It's what I'll be modeling mine after...

    It's not a company.. The guy who made it hasn't chimed in the last few times I posted the pics, so I'm not sure if he's still around..
     
  9. GotLabs

    GotLabs 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    That is Bushwhackers truck, and the photo doesn't do the bumper justice! That, by far, is the sexiest front bumper ever!!:D
     
  10. AZ79K5Project

    AZ79K5Project 1/2 ton status

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    Doesn't his truck have a matching rear bumper just as sweet? I came across one last year that was VERY nice and I cannot find it again.:mad:
     
  11. GotLabs

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    AZ79K5Project 1/2 ton status

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    That's a nice setup. The one I saw was a double tube rear, understated, but damn nice. It wrapped around the corners of the truck.
     
  13. k5onswampers

    k5onswampers Registered Member

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    Well now we have something to do because someone needs to tighten up and start making these bumpers becuse that bumper looks so damn good.....
     
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    hi guys, I don't know if you saw this one before..
    it's very similar to the one you drew at the beginning of this post. (I built it myself, didn't take that long, 4 maybe 5 evenings after work.)
    Haven't mounted the winch yet though..


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  15. Col_Sanders

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    Here is my rear, it has the same swing out spare tire carrier as in Got Lab's post but I dont have pics of it now.

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    Bringing this back - A have a few questions.
    Have you had any problems with this setup?
    How is the carrier secured in the closed position?
    Any more pics from different angles?

    I am in the process of building a similar bumper. I am using a spindle, wheel hub and a manual hubs off from a D44 to lock it open and assist in keeping it closed. I am having a hard time coming up with a fastener/clip/lock/clamp design to keep the carrier closed. The locking hub will not prevent rattle and will not secure the opposite side.

    I'm planning on using 1.75 x 0.120 HREW for the structure with 1/4" to the frame and the pivot mounting for the tire carrier.

    This is what I am thinking of doing:
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  17. PGW

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    How are strong are these tube bumpers to say, the stock bumper or a plate bumper?
     
  18. Col_Sanders

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    Stock bumpers have NOTHING on tube bumpers. If you scratch it you can just bust out a rattle can for touch up anyway.

    I think if I could do it over again I would order the stinger style bumper instead of the swing out carrier. The swing out is a PITA in a parking lot and its also going to be a pain to get a big tire up there.
     
  19. BulldogK5

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    Reid Supply has many different options for the latches you are looking for. I think they are Destaco or some variant.

    How big is the spare you plan on carrying? I ask this because mine broke a few years ago and it was a swing out carrier. Although it was a different design that initially did not have a latch or anything to hold the free side down. I had to modify it after a 39.5" tire went bouncing across the road and it has not been a problem again, although it does not get driven as much as it used to.:o

    Here's a link. http://www.reidsupply.com/aDetail.aspx?N=1003805&A=TC-374&An=1003805&On=1003805&ST= Similar to what I used but there are other styles. Each style comes in many different sizes so read the specs real well. The first on I ordered was about 10" long and 3" wide.:eek1::doah:
     
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    I'm subscribing to this thread cuz I'm wanting to tube bumpers front and rear to my K5 and y'all are right Bushwackers front bumper is awesome. Somebody definitely let us know if they can find out some more info
     

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