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Has anyone used warn classic bumper

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by goblazeinco, Dec 19, 2001.

  1. goblazeinco

    goblazeinco Registered Member

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    I just got a free 8000i for christmas and need a cheap way to mount it. I found the Warn classic at 4wpw for like 290. Just wondering if anyone has used this bumper and what they thought of it.

    '86 K5, 14bolt FF & D44, 6" Skyjacker, 35" BFG Muds, 350, 700R4
     
  2. kpanza

    kpanza 1/2 ton status

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    Yes, several people have used this bumper - do a search for it, we were just talking about it last week or so...but yes, I have the Classic on mine, it is a decent bumper, especially for the price. The center section is very strong (where the winch is), but the ends are a little weak in most people's opinion...it does make a great platform for standing on and working on the motor!!
     
  3. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    I am getting one from Boss for my truck but like everybody said the ends are a little weak. I will stiffen mine up and also planning to skid plate the bottom to be able to slide up on things.

    See <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Waynes-Toy>Project Mighty Mouse</a> here.
    <font color=blue>Wayne<font color=blue>
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  4. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    The ends bend pretty easily and take out the front fender when they bend. [​IMG] Tim (Username Butch) has one that he beefed up so the ends don't bend. It's holding up pretty well.

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  5. jwduke

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    Didn't 4Wheeler or 4 Wheel &amp; Offroad do a test on one &amp; reject it?

    1 ton '87 Chevy SWB in the making!
     
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    bigk 1/2 ton status

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    Yeah, it was 4WOR, and they rejected it because of the ends, but that reinforcing idea sound pretty good. I know a couple welders that could do it I bet.

    Karl
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    I really like the looks of it!

    1 ton '87 Chevy SWB in the making!
     
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    P.O.S. I sold my chrome one after about 8 mo. for a bill.
     
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    I picked up a used one for $75 and boxed the sides (stiffened up the thing enough that I can use the jack on it without hitting the body.) I added diamond plate locking lids to stow recovery gear in. Works very well and looks cool.
     
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    I bought one a while ago for my '77 and did not like the ends. It is currently in my shed and never been used. I'm not sure if the mounting kit is the same between '77 and '86 but would be willing to sell it for less than half of a new one. Let me know if you are interested.
     
  11. goblazeinco

    goblazeinco Registered Member

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    check private prjt_blzr

    '86 K5, 14bolt FF & D44, 6" Skyjacker, 35" BFG Muds, 350, 700R4
     

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