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New front winch bumper, Finally!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by mtn. burb, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. mtn. burb

    mtn. burb 1/2 ton status

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    I found a big ol' piece of 10" I - Beam in our equipment yard.

    We cut the sides like my old bumper. It's heavy duty, and heavy.

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  2. JB7YO

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    BOTH BUMPERS ARE AWESOME!! THATS SOME NICE DESIGN WORK. Can you post detailed specs of your tire and suspension combo and some full shots of your burb? I'ts identical to the one i'm building. Thanks!
     
  3. BKinzey

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    Nice work:D

    2 questions. The winch mounted in front, a design choice or a practical reason? It doesn't look like the bumper extends past the fender. Doesn't that leave it unprotected? Is that a concern or is it extremely rare to have something miss the bumper and hit the fender before the tire?

    I'm not critisizing I'm trying to learn before I "design" one myself:D
     
  4. Craig Artzner

    Craig Artzner 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    That's a sweet ass bumper. Nice job!
     
  5. mtn. burb

    mtn. burb 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks for the compliment, and I"ll get some more pics up. Their are some cool little details you just can't see in that pic.
     
  6. mtn. burb

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    BKinzey, You're correct, the outer ends do not extend beyond the body width. Working the a structural I-Beam, instead of tubing, limited me a bit for side protection. I could have left it longer, heated the ends, and bent them to wrap around. But that would have been too wide for me, as I wheel a lot in the mountains in tight Pine area's, and I barely fit in turns already. I have not wiped out a fender in a turn yet, but it can happen.

    Wrap around armor is still something I can do though. You see, I'm still going to add a tube on top of the bumper, sort of prerunner style, just to know from my drivers seat where the front of the winch is at, and to add tabs for my old lights. If I want, I could add bars on each side , bend'em, to curve around fenders. Like the ORD bumper. I don't know.

    So your down at ground zero, LA, eh? You should head north about 2 hours and wheel in the mountains off the 5.
     
  7. mtn. burb

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    A few more pics

    Here are some pics showing some other details.

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  8. mtn. burb

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    More, front & rear.

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  9. Supreme70

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    How Thick Is That Rear Bumper?????
     
  10. smokkey1

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    nice job bern! check out the threads in the pacific forum for some upcoming trips! I would like to wheel with u again now that my brub is up and running....
     
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    Pretty cool 'Burb :bow: !!
     
  12. BKinzey

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    Really nice job and thanks for the extra pics.
     
  13. dleroy43

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    Nice job Bern, now you can safely push the jeepers out the way on miller burb trail :haha:
     
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    freakin awsome
     
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    thats a badass burb yo...
     
  16. jfaulk

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    both of those bumpers look awesome. i'm diggin the lights in the barn doors also.
     
  17. MattK

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    wow that's a pretty nasty burb! i dig it!
     
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    Didnt notice those lights in the doors the first time i looked, that is bad ess! Glad to see you took care of the always vulnerable license plate lamp!!!
     

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