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My 1st attempt at bending, welding and grooving!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by SCOOBYDANNN, Dec 21, 2002.

  1. SCOOBYDANNN

    SCOOBYDANNN 1/2 ton status

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    Well, it isn't exactly 4x4 iron quality, but give me time. It was my first time actually bending and welding (yes there are some boogers and thats why there isnt any closeups. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

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    and some tire grooving pics----i got the design off of POR and used the ideal tire groover w/ the big grooves being #5 and the smaller being #2. it was REAL easy to groove the tires jusst took a little while and cleanup wasn't exactly "fun".

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  2. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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  3. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Looks real good, Dan!! /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    BTW, I like that pic of the kitty in your avatar!! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  4. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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  5. Blazinaire

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    I really dig the bumper /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif, that is exactly what I have been trying /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif to make (minus the brackets to make up for the body lift).... Wanna make me one? /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif Are you going to put a skid plate on there now?
     
  6. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    you did a great job on it ill give it 2 /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif up /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  7. bryguy00b

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    first time bending /welding?...i dont buy that!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  8. OL14BLAZ

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    For a first time or 100th time that looks KICK A$$--You need to start up side business making bumpers /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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  9. FWP

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    Exxxxelent

    Chile Challenge is coming up, Maybe the 3 Amigos from AZ can come check it out /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif. I would like to see that Big Dawg in person, and on the trail /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
  10. m j

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    dam that thing looks mean!
     
  11. BorregoK5

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    Thats a great job bending even for a veteran. Everything looks proportional. which bender are you using, JD2? If so, don't you love augmenting by 3/4" !
     
  12. HispanicPanic

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    the only reason it turned out so good is cuz i supervised the whole job /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
  13. VisionxOrb

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    Thats a way good looking bumper... I want one like that for me, seems true prerunner style bumpers are hard to come by for our trucks...interested in building another?
     
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    looking good!
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gifLooks good!
     
  16. SCOOBYDANNN

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    Thanks /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif I've been working at a fabrication shop for about 3-4 months and have been sitting on the sidelines (watching EVERYTHING, and building the little stuff like brackets and such)and this was the first time i get to show off what ive learned. we use a JD2 bender w/ the 4' cheater bar. the bottom bar and hoop are 2" .090 and the side bars are 1 3/4 .120 (just used what was availible).

    I'm trying to get a web site (like the one we have for our club) for the shop but cant find anything as user friendly as ours. (alloffroad.com) <font color="red"> if anyone knows of one please let me know (free or REAL cheap is a plus) </font color> if we get enough interest we'll start advertising on CK5. Local guys like the traction bars and pre-runners so latley we have done a lot of those but we do A LOT of different stuff.
     
  17. bigjbear

    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Looks very good. I like the full camo, too.
     
  18. balzackks84

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    Nice job man. It doesn't matter what the wekd LOOKS like as long as you've got good penitration amd its consistant.
     
  19. desertrat67

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    Pretty sweet looking Dann. Probably give you a call today and see if I can come have a look.
     

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