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*updated 5/24* Front bumper and the fuel tank done, rear bumper done!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jjlaughner, May 4, 2004.

  1. jjlaughner

    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

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    its 6" x 2" x .188"wall (My buddy chris gave me 4 49" sections /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif FREEBIE!)
    The brackets are 1/4", I started by making a top plate and bolting it on, I trimmed off about 1.5" off the front of the frame rails, clamped on the side brackets and tack welded them. Then I put the tube up to the brakets and tack welded it, pulled it back off and welded it up. Marked and use a torch to trim the ends and make the hole for the hitch receiver. Once it goes back I'n I'm going to but the body lift on and then there should be enough room to make some tubes come out and wrap under the fenders.

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    Maybe tomorrow I'll start the side sections after i get the body lift put on, then next week I'll make a matching rear bumper (I'll bob 3" off the rear frame rails)
     
  2. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    Re: NEW PROJECT! More pics... Front bumper started

    That looks really good... did you do all that today /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
  3. Bhintz

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    Re: NEW PROJECT! More pics... Front bumper started

    looking good /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  4. jjlaughner

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    Re: NEW PROJECT! More pics... Front bumper started

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    yep started about 11am and worked on it on and off all day till about 10pm /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    Hopefully tomorrow I can start the outer edges if I get the body lift done (I have to grind down the diamond tread a little and make square holes because I'm putting in some extra long 1/2" carrage bolts I got for free /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif).
     
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    Re: NEW PROJECT! More pics... Front bumper started

    looking good JJ
     
  6. 84gmcjimmy

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    Re: NEW PROJECT! More pics... Front bumper started

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    That looks really good... did you do all that today /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

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    yep started about 11am and worked on it on and off all day till about 10pm /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    Hopefully tomorrow I can start the outer edges if I get the body lift done (I have to grind down the diamond tread a little and make square holes because I'm putting in some extra long 1/2" carrage bolts I got for free /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif).

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    Wow your a hard worker!! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif
     
  7. dremu

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    Re: NEW PROJECT! More pics... Front bumper started

    Only one question: Where's the diamond plate? It can't be JJL without gratituous use of diamond plate /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    -- A
     
  8. Resurrection_Joe

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    I'd have slid a bracket over on each side to tie into the body mount.....

    Other than I think that you should have sunk the reviever in as far as possible, I love it
     
  9. jjlaughner

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    Re: NEW PROJECT! More pics... Front bumper started

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    Only one question: Where's the diamond plate? It can't be JJL without gratituous use of diamond plate /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

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    It was going to be all that 1/4" bar stock, then I was going to skin it with 1/8" diamond plate /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
    Since my buddy gave me some free stuff that works (and is easier than bending diamond plate) I decided to use it. There will still be a diamond plate skid plate in the front /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  10. jjlaughner

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    Re: NEW PROJECT! More pics... Front bumper started

    [​IMG] Front bumper from the side
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    Got the body lift most the way on... all except the front two I'll finish it off tomorrow and get the bolts cut to length. Then I can start the rear bumper (I already have the brackets cut just need to mock it up and tack it together), then I'm going to trim the fenders just a hair more and do some more welding.
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    -then I took the high lift and lifted the passengers side till I had the jacksatand maxed, then done the drivers side.
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    -trimmed rear frame rails
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  11. big pappa b

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    Re: NEW PROJECT! More pics... Front bumper started

    Did anyone ever tell you that your frame looks like it's going to break in half? /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  12. jjlaughner

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    Did anyone ever tell you that your frame looks like it's going to break in half? /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

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    I say it all the time /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif


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    Re: NEW PROJECT! More pics... Front bumper started

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    Only one question: Where's the diamond plate? It can't be JJL without gratituous use of diamond plate /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

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    jjlaughner is to diamond plate what rjfguitar is to big bling... It's like grammar school all over again. /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
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    Re: NEW PROJECT! More pics... Front bumper started

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    [​IMG] Can you jack your truck up by the floor! I was just skimming the photos and had to take a double take. Body lift OK.

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  15. heavy4x4

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    Well, that's one way to get around the "how long do my body bolts have to be for a 2" body lift?" /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  16. 84gmcjimmy

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    Well, that's one way to get around the "how long do my body bolts have to be for a 2" body lift?" /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    Well, that's one way to get around the "how long do my body bolts have to be for a 2" body lift?" /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    I dont complain about free stuff! I just said I need LONG carrage bolts and thats what showed up. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
    The first 4" are solid and the other 8" is threaded /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif


    Bolts - FREE - Dad
    body lift - Free 3" I cut in half - JeremyK5 by way of Bigbird4wd
    6x2 tube - Free - Chris from KarsonRacing
     
  18. Resurrection_Joe

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    No offense, but I'm starting to hate that bumper

    The floor still rocks like hell though!
     
  19. jjlaughner

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    No offense, but I'm starting to hate that bumper

    The floor still rocks like hell though!

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    /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif I'm making an Identical rear one /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
    Its not quite done yet /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
  20. Resurrection_Joe

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    It's just all brickey and sticking out there and not vapped and..... guhhh

    I just expected more cools tuff with that floor

    Gah I'ts my problem

    Did you get the front body lift done? How does it look now?
     

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