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Lets see some homemade bumper pics!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Lazydog, Oct 11, 2002.

  1. Lazydog

    Lazydog 1/2 ton status

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    I'm looking for ideas on a homemade rear bumper and would like to see some of the things you guys/girls have built.
    Thanks
     
  2. BlazinNewTrails

    BlazinNewTrails Registered Member

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    I haven't made it yet... but I was thinking of 3" schedule 40 pipe with long radius butt weld 90's welded on and then the welds ground smooth.
    They would look close to Smitty builts but Waaaaayyyy heavier duty!
    I was thinking about painting it to match my lower body color when I paint the truck, as well as the nerf bars and front bumper with hoop.

    Anyone done that yet?

    I've got a perfect set of chrome bumpers. What the heck are they worth?

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  3. Cmoe

    Cmoe 1/2 ton status

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    Here are some pic's of my rear bumper:
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    Here is one of the front of mine:
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    Click on my sig for pics in my webshots.
     
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    Sold my perfect set for $10. Wasn't a high ticket item out here.
     
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    Heres my rear bumper pretty simple [​IMG] heres my front [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG]

    It doubles as a snow plow.

    I made it to compensate for the body lift. It is actually flush with the frame. The rear is exactly the same.
     
  9. Waxer

    Waxer 1/2 ton status Author

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    [​IMG]

    You can somewhat see it /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

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    8_YOUR_H2 1/2 ton status

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    Check out this /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif bumper my friend made. I was in shock when he brought it over!

    I dont even want to tell you how much material was. You will never look at custom bumpers the same again.


    [​IMG]
     
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    Waxer, nice, like the swing out rack! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Waxer 1/2 ton status Author

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    thanks, it has worked out REAL well. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    Got me thinking about making one, any reason you got it swinging out to the left?
     
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    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    My bumpers are made by BIGJ here on CK5... you could drop him a PM for pricing. He does real nice work. Peeps out here dig my bumpers! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif

    -Dan
     
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    Waxer 1/2 ton status Author

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    Nope, none at all actually. Just the way I wanted it to go I guess.
     
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    Thanks for answering. Just wondering if one side was any better than the other.
     
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    Hello Waxer, Thanks for the pics. Your bumper is exactly what I had in mind. Could you post some specific info about your bumper? I am interested in making one for myself. I wouldn't be selling it or anything though.
     
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    Waxer 1/2 ton status Author

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    Sure, it is made out of 3"x6"x60" rectangular tubing, 3/16" wall. I basically cut the shape you see out of a direct rectangular piece. Cut 1/4" plate for the bottom of the cut for extra support should I jack it up on either end with a hi-lift.

    The attachment points are made out of 1"x2" bar stock that goes completely through the bumper and welds to the mounting bracket as well as on the front and rear 1/4" plates that are on the front/rear of the bumper for added support.

    The tow receiver is done in the same fashion. 1/4" plates front and rear and double sheer welded for added strength.

    The hinge for the tire carrier is Rockstompers and was welded into the bumper. Regardless of what they say about it being a trailer spindle, I find that doubtful cause it appears to be a mild steel bar that is machined. No metal hardening like you would expect a spindle to have. Nonetheless it bent when the carrier came flying open after hitting the tire on a boulder while dropping off it. Still need to fix that.

    Here are some links to all the pics I have on the project.

    http://www.rockmongers.com/projects

    http://www.rockmongers.com/images/bumper_completed

    http://www.rockmongers.com/images/bumper_attachment_point

    http://stuff.rockreadyk5.com/tire_carrier


    Hope this helps. Any other questions...feel free to ask.
     

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