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Rear bumper fab project **PICS**

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by JK5, Jun 3, 2003.

  1. JK5

    JK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I started with a peice of 3"x6" rectangle tube 1/4" thick.
    I milled a square hole for the hitch and tapered the ends with the torch.

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    After welding mounting brackets and the hitch into place...
    I mounted the bumper.
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    Next...I bent & cut some tubing...and tacked-it into place.
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    Then I took the bumper off..and carfully welded the seems and added some more tubing for strength.

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    After some grinding and some Krylon..it's finished!!! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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  2. Mreetz

    Mreetz 1/2 ton status

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    Lookin good!
     
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    Nice bumper /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif



    Eric
     
  4. JK5

    JK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Thank You Guys /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    That looks good! And bulletproof! How did you attach the bottom tube that looks like it goes into the bumper?
     
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    man every time i see something like this i get madder and madder that i cant weld yet! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I hear ya bryguy. I can't weld for crap and have a laundry list of stuff I need to make for my S-10.
     
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    Cool Man!!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gifMade in the USA!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    DELUXE!
    Nice work!
     
  10. JK5

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    Thanks /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    The 2" tube is welded on the inside of the rectangle tube.
    All 1 1/2" tubing was just welded flush with the rectangle tube...
     
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    Looks good, now get to work on that front bumper! And didn't you just buy a sweet ass winch???? /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  12. JK5

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    Thanks /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif

    I'm doin'some government work right NOW!!! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
    A winch...LOL...it was a sweet deal. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Sweet bumper, nice work /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  14. blaz90in

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    man i wish i could make one of those...i have no skills..lol
    Looks real good
     
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    i can weld but noy very good. that is a very nice bumper /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Looks very nice, man. Extremely tasteful.
     
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    From the progress pics, it looks like it only took you a couple of hours from start to finish. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Looks real good. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  18. JK5

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    I couldn't post all 20 pics...so it looked easy.

    Thanks For All the Kind words GUYS!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif

    Now the FRONT BUMPER!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    Looks great, you're inspiring me to buy more tools and compete.

    What are you using to bend the tubing?

    I've seen nifty units for $1000. (Can't do it.)
    And a $90 unit from Northern Tool.
    The $90 one looks like a hydrolic jack with some various angle fittings.
    PITA, but it should work for home fab projects.

    What'd it cost you for everything?

    Thanks,
    Fletch
     
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    Thanks /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    I used the Pro-tools model HD 105 bender.
    I purchased the 1", 1 1/2", and 2" dies also..
    It was $869.00 with shipping.

    I know people who have bought the Chinese benders...
    The bends don't look as good...and the dies are made from cast...so the larger dies end-up braking!!!

    Buy American...Keep manufacturing Here!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     

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