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Project Cheap Bumper Update mini sliders.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MTBLAZER89, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    The build of my cheap bumper is here. I wanted to trim the lower quarters behind the rear tire and after I did it it seemed like a nice spot for a little body protection. Prolly around $15 dollars for this addition. So I believe I am up to $80 on this project.

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    They came out ok. I still have to remove the bumper so I can weld up the rest and put a brace on the inside for side impact. I am not sure if I like how they flow with the bumper, but they'll prolly look better with paint. They are functional though right.:D
     
  2. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Nice :waytogo: The good spot for the brace to the side is right next to the spring hanger . Mine was done so the kicker from the bumper to the frame has a break in it with bolts , so bumper can be removed if need be .
     
  3. BranndonC

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    nice, i want to to trim and add stuff like that soon!
     
  4. screamer*145

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    That is perfect and looks great:waytogo:. I might have to borrow that and do it to mine:whistle: :thinking: . Hey pauly do you have pics of your brace I just can pictur what you are saying.
     
  5. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Yes I do . This is how Matt ( az-k5 ) designed it . It ties the side of the bumper to the frame in front of the hanger :D
     
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    That cheap bumper just gets better and better.
     
  7. k5 krawler 50

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    I think it turned out pretty good. I like it.
     
  8. smokkey1

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    good job on the bumper. I'll have to check it out at blazer fest :D
     
  9. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Well I don't have the materials to make the brace like paulys. I do however have some 1.25 tube that I am planning on running from the forward end of the slider back at an angle to the bumper mounting bracket. That should work for now.
     
  10. fabjunkie

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    I think that part #00117 http://diy4x.com/misc.htm or something of the like would work well with the 1.25" tube you've got to do it like Pauly's. I think it would be stronger to tie it in by the hanger than back to the bumper itself. :dunno: I would go with the non-shear type, but then you wouldn't be able to slide it backwards.
     
  11. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Those look cool . And this way you can also high lift from the side with no flex from that tube .
     

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