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I was disgusted with my front clip-----so I added some tube

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by SCOOBYDANNN, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. SCOOBYDANNN

    SCOOBYDANNN 1/2 ton status

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    so after two different incarnations of my front clip I couldn't figure out what to do with it. I hated both versions. the first one was trying to use factory headlight bezels--it looked alright from afar, but up close it really took away from the truck, that and one bezel fell off on the first run

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    the second versoin really looked like crap--i tried to use the factory grill and make it look kinda like a camaro, with everything behind the grill

    hell I dont even have a pic of it it was so bad.

    and now what the final product looks like---finally tieing in the front clip to the cage through the rad support and firewall.

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    it looks crooked but its all level with the bumper---i hit the front passanger side real good so it tweaked the whole clip.

    all the tubing will be baby blue:screwy:
     
  2. 4xcrazy

    4xcrazy 3/4 ton status

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    well,,,,ok,,,,to each his own i guess :p:
     
  3. Pvt. Maggot

    Pvt. Maggot 1/2 ton status

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    Nice tube work, looks good..But I have to say thats the ugliest thing i've ever seen...In a good kinda way.
     
  4. TexasBlazerBoy

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    That entire truck looks really pisse* off:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:
     
  5. scmuddin

    scmuddin Newbie

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    Hey the tube work looks decent, you atleast put the effort into creating ur own instead of copying someone elses design.
     
  6. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    That is some fancy tube work there... Giving them dies a work out... :D
     
  7. vortec

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    the tubework looks pretty cool, and more importantly, well done. but, i think all the messed up sheet metal really takes away from teh whole look. strip it down. shed weight and ugliness at the same time :D.
     
  8. SCOOBYDANNN

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    the dies?---I think I got the workout--no hydro bender here.
     
  9. gmc4cw

    gmc4cw 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I like how you did the front. everybody always does lots of straight lengths. I know thats stronger, but a little style never hurt. the sheetmetal does hurt the look though. this is a good shot.

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  10. muddermilitia

    muddermilitia ThatTrazerGuy GMOTM Winner

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    I think it needs a filler plate around the headlights. But it definitly looks better than before!
     
  11. 85mudbogger

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    x2 on the filler plate behind the headlights, try and beat that hood back straight and put some pins in it and it would look sweet:D
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    :bow: :D
     
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    i like it man looks good and way to be original. although yeh losing the crooked sheetmetal might help the cause. but yeh i like it
     
  14. ChevyKev

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    Just wondering what style/model/brand your bender is?

    Pipe or DOM?
     
  15. big dan

    big dan 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I think it looks pretty cool.

    I dont agree with ditching the sheet metal all together but if it were mine I would cut more out of the fenders and then lower it a little if possible.

    IMO it looks good like it is though.:wink1:
     
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    looks awesome man. some thing that would make it look real clean would be painting the rad. core support black. if you paint everything behind the grill a solid black color, then it will add more depth. that way no headlight light sheet metal would be neccesary. not that it is in the first place:waytogo: :saweet:

    i'm also very interested in what kind of tubing bender you have, those are some sharp bends. fabrication look great.
     
  17. SCOOBYDANNN

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    Bender is a JD2, 1 3/4, 5.5 clr. I actually wanted to mimick the origional light bezel but the bend that I have (I think the tightest bend) was still too wide. so I just kept on going and thats what I ended up with around the lights. It's not exactly what I wanted, but it will definately work. Next up is the doors, or lack there of. I dont kinow exactly how I am going to do it.

    I am definately not going to ditch sheet metal--(i still want it to look like a truck) so that is not an option "right now"---eventually I will beat the truck enought that sheel metal will be a past dream, but for now I want to keep it.
     
  18. blazd88

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    I think Im just going to bring my rig down to ya and let you finish it for me.:D
    Looks good!!!:bow:
     
  19. mollyman

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    Hey Scoobydannn sorry this is off the subject but you responded to one of my posts a few weeks ago. (thanks) It was a post about boxing my frame and you posted some pictures. (thanks again) I was wondering if you could show a picture of your vertical welds, did you stitch weld there also? And I noticed you had holes to keep access to some bolts. Did you do that every where you had bolts you might want to get to? If you have the time, I would appreciate it THANKS!!!! And yeah your truck looks cool, it will look good when you paint the tubing to match.
     

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