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Looking for winch bumper, and yes I have looked

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by K5Nate, Jun 21, 2005.

  1. K5Nate

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    Does anyone know who produces and after market front bumper for 69-72 Blazer or Jimmys designed to hold a winch. I see plenty for later model K5s and newer trucks, but I cant find any for the 69-72 years. Do you think im better off just building my own. Im quite capable with MIG or TIG and i know it would save me a bunch of cash that I could actually spend on a winch, but I just want to know my options. Thanks
     
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    If you built your own....it wouldn't have to look like crap. :D


    Most of the winch bumpers I've seen look like they belong in front of a locomotive.....just TOO massive and square and ugly. If you designed one yourself, you might even be able to come up with a hidden winch design and incorporate some of the styling elements of a factory bumper so that the truck still "looked" like a 1st Gen when you were done....

    Just my two cents, and I'm sure everyone is tired of hearing my views on how 1st Gens should look like 1st Gens even when built for offroading. :grin:
     
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    Or don't build one and just cut a hole in your bumper.
    Guess it depends on the look your going for.

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    Very cool Mr K. :bow:
     
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    Looking for winch bumper, and yes I have looked(2)

    Still does anyone know of the manufacturer that makes them. And yes Greg72, I do agree with you that they look like they belong in front of a locomotive, but its different strokes for different folks. I just wanted to see who made them and what possible options I have. A website perhaps? Thanks
     
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    This is a 1999 KMA bumper.
    http://www.kenmtn.com/

    I do belive they have changed the look over the years.....I don't know of any others. But really anyone that has steel and fab skils can make one. Look at some of the 73+ bumpers to get different ideas too.
     
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    LOL :rotfl:
     
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    HAHAHAHAHAHA


    Burt your post made me laugh out loud!! :D
     
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    Got me too! :grin: :D
     
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    heheehe
    That is what I'm here for...to make everyone smile and have fun :D hahaa
    I drank alot of coffee yesterday :o
    By the way I like my bumper alot and the winch work very well in it :p: makes for a good step when working on the BBC too :cool1:
     
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    Locomotive looks to go with that locomotive power! :saweet: Right Burt?
     
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    Ya you got it! :pimp: :woot: hahahaa :saweet:
    YYYYYYYEEEEEEEEHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAABBC!
     
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    This was my first posting. Just wanted to thank everyone for their help. You guys are great. And thanks Burt for the great comments, Im sure everyone got their kicks. Good Times
     
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    Welcome to CK5 ~ Most everyone is great around here. Over the years on this site (about 7) I have learned priceless information that no book could ever relay too me :D
    Have fun and ask away...
    Burt
     
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    Hey K5Nate. just wanted to say whats up and welcome to ck5.
    What does your k5 look like?
    I'm around san jose as well.. you might have seen my '72 k5. i've been driving it every day for the last 6 years around here. :thumb:
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    Also i see in your profile you like to wheel hollister.. i was just there this weekend.. you should check out blazerfest at hollister july 14, 15, 16, 17..
    www.norcaloffroad.com (blazerfest 6 forum) for more info..
     
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    Actually I now have a 1972 GMC Jimmy that I have built up after ditching my '83 K5 because of weak driveline issues (hairline fracture in NP208 case, 10 bolt axel sheared off). I live in the willow glen area off of Lincoln Ave if you know where that is. Thanks for the heads up on Blazerfest, I hope the Jimmy is allowed.

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    Blazer Fest is just our name for the event. ALL 4x4s are welcome :D

    Nice rig Bro!
    Try and make it out to Hollister for the FEST.
    You know we have a raffle on Sat night and give away really cool stuff, this year we even have a soft top from BESTTOP and a winch..so BEEE THERE :D
    Burt
     
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    Lincoln eh?
    Yah i live in campbell area and work in santa clara.. I'm over at speed merchant on lincoln quite a bit, my buddy works over there.
    I'll keep an eye out for ya. Nice GMC by the way. that thing is waaaay too clean... I'll give ya $1200 for it? hope to see ya at blazerfest. First gens rock!

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