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Inexpensive rear bumper

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 79BRUISER, Oct 8, 2006.

  1. 79BRUISER

    79BRUISER 1/2 ton status

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    I know there are a lot of bumper pics out there, just thought id show my current project.
    materials:
    2 x 6 x 5/16 x 78" C-chanel price-46$
    1/4 x 2 x 10' flat stock 18$
    1/2 x 1.5 grade 8 hardware priceless
    http://coloradok5.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=31709&stc=1&d=1160345799

    http://coloradok5.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=31710&stc=1&d=1160345799

    http://coloradok5.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=31711&stc=1&d=1160345799

    http://coloradok5.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=31712&stc=1&d=1160345799

    keep in mind im not done yet, going to install 2 2.5" driving lights for back up lights, and move the brake lights to the ends of the c-chanel, then tack some expanded metal to protect the lights, still have to weld on the clevis mounts and maybe add a 2" reciever to get better departure clearance.

    Let me know what ya think. Anyone see anything they would do different?

    Bruiser
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2006
  2. eclipse

    eclipse 1/2 ton status

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    looks good, basic and beefy, just don't make it too wide, don't want it sticking out and catchin on stuff. I'd taper in the ends too.
     
  3. fireplug

    fireplug 1/2 ton status

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    I made one the same for my '89 Burb, that I now want on my '76 Blazer. My concern with the receiver is that there is very little space between the bumper and the gas tank. I don't think I'll ever be able to use it to haul with. Hopefully at the very least it will be a good mount for my winch on the multi mount.
     
  4. scrappyk5

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    I agree , looks good but the ends that way could cause a problem.
    plus i am glad you mentioned about putting the lights in it becouse ii dont see the duct tape last ing too long on the left side. :D
     

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