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hummer brush guard??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by chevy wrangler, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. chevy wrangler

    chevy wrangler 1/2 ton status

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    has any one ever tried to put a brush guard off of a hummer on there k5??i found a couple for sale locally and was wonering if it would work??:confused:
     
  2. BKinzey

    BKinzey 1/2 ton status

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    Hummer or HMMMV?

    I think they are slightly different:confused:

    I'm sure either would work with a few mods. If they are local why not take your vehicle there and eyeball it, take a few measurements;)
     
  3. chevy wrangler

    chevy wrangler 1/2 ton status

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    HMMMV an dit it flat . i wouldnt know how to mount it
     
  4. Corey 78K5

    Corey 78K5 1 ton status

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    To do something like that You will need some good fab skills a welder and cutting torch/chop saw/sawsall. Custom mounts will need to be fabricated and that thing will need to be narrowed to fit the width of a K5.
     
  5. chevy wrangler

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    should i try it for $40 bucks each?? i just want 1
     
  6. cbbr

    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    If they are made out of steel, it is not that hard if you can weld. I modified a CUCV brush gaurd and welded light tabs on it. I had to move the vertical bars in so that they would not interfere with my headlights and moved the center section up so that I could mount some lights.
     
  7. 73k5blazer

    73k5blazer Unplug the matrix cable from the back of your head Premium Member

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    I have.
    I need to bend the sides around though, just a bit too wide. If it doesn't bend nice, I will just cut and re-weld the end U-sections at an angle to come around the side a bit.

    THis is the on ly pic I have so far, it's just setting up there in this pic. I just finished welding the brackets and have it folding up and down, my front clip is a fiberglass one piece tilt-forward, so the gaurd needs to move out of the way easily. I used the real Hummer quick pins.
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    I'm outta town, I'll have my wife snap a picture of it's current state.
     
  8. AZ_Overdrive

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    Here is my 89 Burb with a CUCV bumper, it bolts right onto the stock frame. It may be a better option than a HUMMER bumper.
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  9. 73k5blazer

    73k5blazer Unplug the matrix cable from the back of your head Premium Member

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    Here's some better pictures of the H1 Guard on my K5.
    As you can see, it's wide. THe picture makes it look wider than it is, if you look down the body side, it's only about 1/2" wider than the widest point on the bodyside.
    But like I said, if I can bend that around the side that would be perfect, short of that I'm gonna cut the ends and re-weld them so they are around the sides.

    HiJack: anybody have any thoughts as to how I can bend the ends of that thing, without kinking it. A single piece I could do, but it's already formed in the "U" on the end there.


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  10. diesel4me

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    heat!..

    You could probably bend it using two torches to heat the tubing up cherry red and use a pipe wrench(s) to do the bending..It will require at least 2 people,and some luck,hopefully it wont kink or collapse when you bend it..steel turns to taffy if you get it hot enough!...:crazy:
     
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    That's what I used. Like I said, you have to move somethings around, but it is a lot closer to bolt on - Look here

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  12. 73k5blazer

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    Nice burb!:waytogo:
     
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    Heat and slow bending. oh yeah LOTS OF HEAT. What about V notching it and then bending it back?

    anyways, those brush guards look pretty cool.
     
  14. chevy wrangler

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    well ima give the guy a call tomarrow and see what i can work out,
     

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