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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by theitalian404, Dec 24, 2005.

  1. theitalian404

    theitalian404 Registered Member

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    Hi, as most know...I blew my 305...and my K10 is sitting til' my 350 is built. Well...the other day I took of my bent, and twisted stock front bumper...and my rear bumper. I need some advice...what to put on, make...whatever. I mainly do trails, mud bogs, and some rock climbing when I come across it. I have a 85 K10 on 6 inches of lift, sitting on 35's. So, this is what im thinking of doing. Running no rear bumper, just some 2x4 channel, with a 2 1/2" square reciever traight to my rear fame rails. My truck doesn't have a towing package so this will be my substitute. When it comes to getting recovered from the rear on a trial....I got a big hitch with a 9 inch d-rin on it! And in the front, running a custom built tube'd bumper, welded to my frame...and 2 shackles. (Don't worry about a winch plate...I hate winches, and don't wanna drop $600-up on a winch when I have a billion friends with 4x4's.) I don't wanna run a rear bumper cause I think they are ugly, and all I need is a shackle to pull people out, and I'm tired of my bumper plowing the dirt on steep inclines. Get back with opinions. BTW, my truck is a DD, but Ga. state law doesn't recquire a rear bumper on 1/2 ton and up. And, I live in a little PO-Dunk town, and everyone keeps to themselves.

    Thanks, and Merry Christmas!
     
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  2. theitalian404

    theitalian404 Registered Member

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    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    Try that button called "Search"

    Bumper's been talked about for years.
     
  4. 3rdshiftdesign

    3rdshiftdesign 1/2 ton status

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    dont weld your bumper to your frame. you'll be sorry when you bend it into your tire and can't take it off.
     
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    you hate winches? what did they ever do to you..
     
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    BozoWise 1/2 ton status

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    X2 you'll want to change it someday and the welding will weaken the frame.
     
  7. alf4444

    alf4444 1/2 ton status

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    how if done properly will welding weaken the frame... Are you saying weld in steering box kits weaken the frame also:rolleyes: My front is welded on and if for some reason I decide to change it its nothing a grinder and plasma can't do.

     
  8. darkshadow

    darkshadow 1 ton status

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    sounds like you have a good idea already on what you want to do.

    you can weld the bumper right to the frame but i wouldent, when i built my i had 3/4 plate bolted to the frame, that the tube whent through, and ten used them for my shackel mounts, makes a good strong mount and clevis location.
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    but its your truck do what you think looks good, glad you have the 4x suport my area the real wheelers are few and far between
     

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