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Got the new front bumper done

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Blazr77400, May 17, 2006.

  1. Blazr77400

    Blazr77400 1/2 ton status

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    I decided to redo it since I plan on doing an Exo-cage.
    I used 1-3/4, .120 walll DOM. About 30ft of it.
    2x2 square tube with two 3/4" bolts and two 5/8" bolts hold it on.
    The clevis hooks are 3/4".
    This is the first project with my tubing bender.
    I also widened my hummer wheels 3".

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  2. tiny2085

    tiny2085 1/2 ton status

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    is just me or does it look like the bumper corner is touching the tire in the second picture?.
     
  3. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    looks can be decieving.

    very sweet man! why did u change bumpers? old one looked sweet too!
     
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    Blazr77400 1/2 ton status

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    Its just you.:D

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  5. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    I just can't get enough of that truck, pure secksy!! :pimp: :bow:

    Be sure to post up the exo progress. :wink1:
     
  6. Blazr77400

    Blazr77400 1/2 ton status

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    Here are some of my ideas on the exo.

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    DPI 1/2 ton status

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    Nice Rig! I am checking out the build pictures. Great work and originality!

    Oh, I sent you a PM.

    DP
     
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    hack500 1/2 ton status

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    after looking at your pics of an awesome truck. it looks like there's just a square metal tube that just holds the ram and isn't connected to the front-end. is that the case? and if so, are there any problems when the suspension flexes?
     
  9. Citizen Rider

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    What is the square tube going from the axle to the bumper for?
     
  10. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I'll bet you it's an anti-wrap bar for the front end.

    Mog axles + Leaf Springs = Lotsa Wrap


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    Here is little bit better picture of the front end.
    The square tube is an anti-wrap bar. I used Square tubing because thats what I had at the time. I plan on changing it up a little bit, but for now it does its job. No wrap and it still travels pretty good.

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    Awesome! and incredible truck :bow::bow:. What did you do with the old bumper?
     
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    Blazr77400 1/2 ton status

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    Sold it to my brother to pay for some of the tube, he was to lazy to build one for his blazer.
     
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    Chaddy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Thats a sweet ride for sure..........We should go wheelin sometime.
     
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    Blazr77400 1/2 ton status

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    Im down for some wheeling. Might go to Jericho over memorial weekend.
     
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    That is one sick rig! I dig the front bumper, I guess with a truck like that you don't need a winch ;)
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Front and rear steer or just front?
     
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    since the differentials are centered, how does that work with the offset of the t-case?
     
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    How did you make the clevis mounts?
     
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    The rear axle is a steering axle, but its locked out for now. I am just waiting for someone to donate the steering, and donate a winch, but nobody has yet:rolleyes:

    The differentials are offset 3 inches so the rear drive shaft is just a standard 1350 u joint. The front is a totally different story. Its a H.A.D. dual 1350 cv. It has a cv on the pinon and the transfercase. The main reason I did that was to get rid of the vibration so I could drive it on the street. If I never drove it on the street I could of just used a regular U-joint on the pinion. There is plenty of clearance with the oil pan and trans pan, but the 203 and adapter are way close, like an 1/8". I actually had to grind some of the adapter and the 203, and then cut half of the drivers side t-case mount bushing off(make sense?)

    The clevis mounts are just 1" 1018 that I waterjetted out.
     

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