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New bumper!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stockk5, Mar 23, 2005.

  1. stockk5

    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Today i went and bought all sorts of metal came home and started making the bumper i have planned out for a while. I have to say im pretty damn proud of myself so far, i havent done much fab work other than replacing my tailpan and rear floor/rockers so this was pretty cool. Tommarow i gotta weld everything up and put the brackets to bolt it to the frame on, and make those brackets go through the front so i can put some d rings on it. I gotta figure out if im gonna put some grill guard on it to. Here are some pics of it so far, i just have to put a back plate on it and some more internal gussets and supports.

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    here some of my "pro" welding haha
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    What did you cut the plate with? Its looks real good by the way.
     
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    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    my 4.5" angle grinder and about 7blades so far.. haha thanks
     
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    lookin pretty dang good are you gonna be running a winch?
     
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    Wow, the cuts looked so straight I figured you probably used something else. Thats what I have to do too, kinda sucks but it gets the job done. It makes me wish I could get my degree and start making some money so I can buy a plasma cutter! :D
     
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    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    i hear ya on the plasma cutter, well i found it easier to cut really straight because i took the guard off the grinder, and the sharpie lines i drew were the exact width of the blade, so just put my mask on and got real close to the grinder and went slow over it first to groove it in the metal on the line to make sure i got it then went back again and cut it. :)
     
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    pretty burly.i like it.:waytogo: how much does that canoe weigh?

    nice job w/ the angle grinder. i do the same thing when accurate cuts are needed. if not i break out the Partner:D
     
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    [Thread Hi-jack] I posted what is in your sig line. No reason for it to be anonymous. [/Thread Hi-Jack]
     
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    looks good, what thickness did you end up using? how tall is it in the middle? and what does it weigh?
     
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    its close to 3/16th, its about 1ft tall in the middle and wieght, im not quite sure yet, i bought 140lbs of the steel, so im gonna guess when all said and done, roughly that.
     
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    That looks great. Now that I know the cuts can be made with the grinder, I may have to give it a shot.:grind:
     
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    Looks good.


    I too like to use the angle grinder a lot. If you do it right, the cuts can be pretty straight.
     
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    here is what i did today, i braced it a ton with some angle iron, i have some more to add on but i ran outta welding gas..
     
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    jezuz christ, that thing is ready to move mountians. i really like it and want to make somthing similar

    good work
     

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