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My bumpers done :) pics

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stockk5, Apr 6, 2005.

  1. stockk5

    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Well i finished my bumper... check it out, this is what you can do with a 4" angle grinder, and a lil welder and a lotta time.

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  2. the beast

    the beast 1/2 ton status

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    Looks beefy... :D
     
  3. durantk5

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    thats sweet. im gonna try to build one similar to that this summer. what thickness steel did you use?
     
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    Looks good! :thumb:

    How thick is the metal that you have your clevices mounted to? It looks heavy duty.
     
  5. mikayak390

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    The bumper looks great!

    like the others above I am currious about metal thickness, and a grinder to cut that? That sounds like a lot of grinding how did it work out. (I'm trying to justify my plans for a plasma cutter)

    also for the group in general.. I noticed most of you guys with big custom bumpers don't add protection for the grill and lights. Is there any reason not to for the type of off road you do? Just a style thing?

    Just currious. Most of my off road experience in NJ involves "interaction with nature" overgrown tree branches on the trail, rocks and logs on the sides. Basically a narrow jeep can get through in winter but a full size truck tends to have to clear its own path around here especially in the summer. Not to mention the local deer tend to hang out on major highways at night and like to play chicken with cars.

    The first thing I do to every truck I have owned is add about 100 lbs of grill and headlight protection.

    Any down side to the extra metal up high?
     
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    I love the "Mad Max" look! :thumb:
     
  7. stockk5

    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    thanks all for the comment.. yeah i wish i had a plasma cutter, just my 4.5" angle grinder to cut all the metal, um its a lil less than 3/16ths thickness and then the inside is braced with angle iron. i didnt do any high grill protection just because i didnt want it to look like i had even more of a wall in front of my truck. i tried to ad on lil bit of wrap around to protect my truck from hits, it sticks out pretty far from the body so i should be ok with things killing my truck. thanks for all the comments!
     
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    Nice job,looks strong.... :waytogo:
     
  9. BIG STEVE

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    The only differance between a good weld and abad weld is the size of your grinder so good welding
     
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    WOW, that thing looks SICK! Must weigh as much as the K5! :D
     
  11. big83chevy4x4

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    that thing is huge, too big for my tastes. but nice fab work. :waytogo:
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Nice work. Looks like a winch would fit inside. Is it set up for one?
     
  13. stockk5

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    hey, i suppose it could be set up for one, i wouldnt have any money for one anytime soon, so when and if that becomes an issue ill modifiy it.
     
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    that thing looks awesome! I was thinking of doing one just like it. Now that i know how good it looks im definately gunna build one. Nice job!!
     
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    you could do the easy thing and buy his, it is for sale!
     
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    its forsale in the forsale forum
     

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